Faculty Position in the Laboratory of Aging, Biology, and Behavior
University of California Los Angeles
Location: Los Angeles, California
Internal Number: 3041137
Faculty Position in the Laboratory of Aging, Biology, and Behavior University of California Los Angeles
Requisition Number: JPF07326
The Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine (DGSOM), in conjunction with the Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA and the Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology, invite applications for a full-time faculty position.
The Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology in the Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA is an interdisciplinary research and education institute devoted to the understanding of complex human behavior. Candidates should be well-established research scientists with active collaborative research programs and distinguished publication records in the field of psychoneuroimmunology and biobehavioral science, with an emphasis on biological aging. Areas of particular interest are behavioral science, sleep medicine, biology, immunology, cancer and aging. They should have a record of sustained extramural research support, a history of successful and sustained research collaborations with both behavioral and biomedical scientists, a record of innovations at the interface of biobehavioral and aging research, strong written and analytic skills to support the translation of research findings to scientific, policy, and public audiences, and a record of successful mentoring. Preference will be given to those at the mid-career level but we will consider exceptionally qualified applicants who may be earlier in their careers.
The Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences has a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. A track record of mentorship, research, and advising individuals from groups historically underrepresented in medicine is desired.
This faculty appointment will promote interdisciplinary research, education, and training opportunities in psychoneuroimmunology. This can include: 1) clinical and translational studies on the molecular pathways through which sleep disturbances, psychological and social adversity, and stress processes influence human aging patterns with direct consequence for health; 2) conceptualization and incorporation of biological methods into translational health research programs in the social/behavioral and health sciences; 3) management of operations for the Aging Biology Laboratory of the Norman Cousins Center (including nationwide client engagement, strategic consulting in project conceptualization and study design, DNA extractions, telomere assays, epigenomic and transcriptomic data analysis and interpretive bioinformatics); and 4) application of new analytic methods to facilitate studies of biological aging as a function of biobehavioral interactions among physiological, psychological, and immune system function.
Minimum requirements include M.D., Ph.D., M.D./Ph.D., or other equivalent clinical degree(s). All applicants must provide evidence of scholarly impact through publications, history of federal grant funding, excellence in teaching, and strong oral and written communication skills.
To apply, please submit i) a curriculum vitae, ii) a statement of teaching, clinical activities, interests and expertise, iii) a statement of research accomplishments and future plans, iv) a statement describing contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, and v) contact information for three references to the UC Recruit application portal at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF07326. For further information, please contact Steven Cole, Ph.D., at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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.