Postdoctoral Researcher, Ikotun Lab, Crump Institute for Molecular Imaging
University of California, Los Angeles
Location: Los Angeles, California
Internal Number: 2762513
Postdoctoral Researcher, Ikotun Lab, Crump Institute for Molecular Imaging University of California Los Angeles
Requisition Number: JPF07083
The laboratory of Dr. Oluwatayo in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is seeking applicants for a full-time postdoctoral position. In this role, the candidate will be a critical member of a team of scientists dedicated to applying molecular imaging as a tool for understanding disease biology and advancing therapeutic candidates. We are seeking applicants to support two on-going projects (1) Development of imaging probes to monitor immune response to cancer immunotherapies and gene therapies (2) Understanding mechanism that govern progressive fibrosis.
The ideal candidate will be highly motivated, self-directed, with a strong background in biology, biochemistry, pharmacology, or related field. Previous experience with radiochemistry and/or molecular imaging (e.g. optical, PET, or SPECT) is desired but not required. Applicants with previous experience with protein engineering, biochemistry, cancer, or fibrosis research, and those with expertise with in vivo rodent models are encouraged to apply. The preferred candidate will have:
An enthusiasm for converting exciting ideas to hypothesis driven scientific experiments
Documented ability to design and execute complex experiments, critically interpret experimental results, clearly articulate findings, and present to a mixed audience of subject-matter experts
An ability to thrive in an intense and evolving work environment
A willingness and capacity to participate in preparation of grants and manuscripts
Excellent communication skills with ability to work independently and as part of a team
Eagerness to train and supervise undergraduate researchers
Desired Technical Skills: Radiochemistry, In vivo imaging, Cell culture, animal handling, mouse model development, peptide synthesis, protein expression, bioconjugation, liquid chromatography, mass spectrometry, flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry
Basic Qualifications: Ph.D. in Biology, Chemistry, Life-Sciences or equivalent with 2+ years' experience in a fast-paced research environment.
Please submit your curriculum vitae with the contact information of 3 references and a cover letter.
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