Postdoctoral Scholar Position in Digestive Diseases 2021-22
University of California, Los Angeles
Location: Los Angeles, California
Internal Number: 2497246
Postdoctoral Scholar Position in Digestive Diseases 2021-22 University of California Los Angeles
Requisition Number: JPF06888
The Division of Digestive Diseases in the Department of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA are seeking applications for a full-time Postdoctoral position in the laboratory of Dr. Elizabeth Videlock. The focus of the Videlock Lab is on the role of the gut in Parkinson's Disease. The Videlock Lab works with mouse models, human tissue and cell and enteroid cultures.
Specific techniques used in the lab include:
Molecular biology: gene knockdown and overexpression, qPCR, western blot
Immunocytochemistry, immunohistochemistry, fluorescence and brightfield microscopy
Measurement of intestinal permeability
Assessment of mitochondrial phenotype
Bioinformatic analysis of high-throughput transcriptomic data
Mouse models: dissection of brain and gut, testing of motor and gastrointestinal phenotype, measurement of gene and protein expression, preparation of brain and gut tissue for immunohistochemistry, preparation of gut organoids
Responsibilities will include
Running projects independently
Supervision of undergraduate and medical students
Maintaining and organizing lab inventory
Management of mouse census and planning
Maintenance of cell cultures
Writing of papers and assistance with grant writing
The ideal candidate will have an interest in pursuing a project in this area and will be highly motivated to independently develop proficiency in experimental approaches and learn and implement new experimental techniques. While not required, an interest in the develop of script-based computational approaches to data analysis is preferred. A Ph.D., DVM, or M.D. is required.
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UCLA is known worldwide for the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs. UCLA offers undergraduate degrees in more than 127 majors and graduate degrees in 198 program areas. UCLA has 11 highly regarded professional schools. Eight are ranked among the nation's top 15 in their field by U.S. News & World Report. UCLA is consistently among the most popular campus in the nation for undergraduate applicants. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Benefits:UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.