Postdoctoral Scholar in Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology
University of California, Los Angeles
Location: Los Angeles, California
Internal Number: 2511780
Postdoctoral Scholar in Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology University of California Los Angeles
Requisition Number: JPF06936
The Zamudio Laboratory is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to lead innovative projects in stem and cancer cell biology. We are studying new mechanisms of gene regulation by regulatory RNAs using multidisciplinary approaches. We fit the mechanisms we discover into gene regulatory programs that cause or influence human diseases, such as cancer. Laboratory research will involve a variety of cutting-edge approaches in RNA, genomics, stem cell and cancer biology providing an excellent research training opportunity in molecular biology, genomics, and translational science.
This postdoctoral appointment will be under the mentorship of Professor Jesse Zamudio, Ph.D., in the Department of Molecular Cell and Developmental Biology within the College of Letters and Sciences. The candidate will be performing research aimed at determining molecular mechanisms in cancer transformation and stem cell differentiation. Focus areas of study will include but are not limited to: RNA interference, RNA splicing, oncogenic stress, DNA damage response and the role of immune cells in promoting cancer progression. The successful candidate will work in a collaborative and interdisciplinary team. The candidate will participate in active Cancer, Gene Regulation, and RNA communities on campus.
ABOUT UCLA, MCDB, STEM CELL AND CANCER CENTER Our laboratory is affiliated with the UCLA Eli and Edythe Broad Cell Research Center, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the Molecular Biology Institute.
The University of California Los Angeles is ranked consistently #1 in public research universities offering undergraduate, graduate and profession students a vibrant atmosphere for a multitude of research opportunities. www.ucla.edu www.biomedpostdoc.ucla.edu
The Department of Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology advances our knowledge of life on earth at the cellular and molecular levels. Our mission is to educate the next generation of scholars, professionals, and citizens of the world by fully integrating our students into cutting-edge research activities, including hands-on participation in the process of scientific discovery. Our faculty conducts research with a variety of models including Arabidopsis, Drosophila, zebrafish, mouse and stem cells to address the most pressing problems in biology, health and sustainability. www.mcdb.ucla.edu
The UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center is on the cusp of transforming patient care through the development of personalized stem cell-based therapies for a wide range of diseases. Our commitment to innovation and cross disciplinary collaboration continually reshapes and expands the culture of scientific exploration at UCLA and positions us as a leader in the field. www.stemcell.ucla.edu
The Epigenomics, RNA & Gene Regulation (ERGR) research program promotes UCLA's critical mass of outstanding gene regulation researchers to apply their expertise to the cancer problem. It is expected that ERGR insights into the basic molecular and cellular biology of cancer to reveal cancer vulnerabilities can be targeted as novel strategies for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. www.cancer.ucla.edu/research/research-programs/gene-regulation
START DATE Start date is flexible. The position is fully funded for two years, and may be extended depending on satisfactory progress and the availability of funding.
We especially encourage women and those from underrepresented backgrounds in STEM fields to apply to be part of your team.
Salary will be determined based on qualifications and experience.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction
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.