Project Scientist University of California Los Angeles
Requisition Number: JPF08408
We are seeking a researcher to join the Soragni Lab as Project Scientist. The Project Scientist works independently and in cooperation with the Principal Investigator, team members, and collaborators to make significant and creative contributions to the development of our organoid data analysis pipeline. The Project Scientist will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of our organoid data analysis pipeline, including but not limited to coordinating sample and data entry, maintaining a database for samples and experiments, developing tools and scripts for analyzing and visualizing drug screening data, and data transfer. The Project Scientist will also be responsible to prepare manuscripts for publication in scientific journals. The successful candidate should also be comfortable with bioinformatics and data science tools. In depth knowledge of R, Python, and SQL is necessary. The ability to work independently at a high pace and multi-disciplinary environment is essential for this position.
This position is open to candidates with a degree in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Data Science, Bioengineering, Biochemistry, Biology, Medicine or similar disciplines. In depth experience with R, Python, and SQL is required. The Assistant Project Scientist position is a non-Senate position for 12 months in the first instance, renewable depending on funding and performance. Step is commensurate with experience.
Start Date: 05/2023
Responsibilities for this position include but are not limited to:
Maintain a relational database to organize samples and experiment data from different data stream sources.
Develop, and implement tools and scripts to perform different types of statistical and data analysis and visualization from the database and external data.
Identify, develop, optimize, and deploy new data analysis tools and interfaces, and apply custom solutions to the unique challenges of different projects.
Work collaboratively with team members, collaborators, scientists, automation experts, and software engineers to build efficient, automated laboratory workflows in support of high throughput organoid screening solutions.
Contribute to the overall scientific knowledge and skill level of the group through collaborating, mentoring, and interacting with group members at all levels.
Work with lab members and collaborators to develop and deploy tools (both laboratory and analysis) to support project development.
Mentor undergraduates and graduates to accomplish any of the above tasks.
Maintain a cutting-edge awareness of technical developments and scientific knowledge and apply these where possible to improve performance and data quality
Present results of work, interpret data and draw conclusions in a fully independent manner.
Communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing and independently write scientific/technical reports and presentations
Must think critically and work resourcefully to resolve problems
Ability to multitask and successfully interact with a diverse team of scientists to deliver quality data and results This is an on campus/in person position
QUALIFICATIONS Basic qualifications (required at time of application) This position is open to candidates with a degree in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Data Science, Bioengineering, Biochemistry, Biology, Medicine or similar disciplines. In depth experience with R, Python, and SQL is required. The ability to work independently at a high pace and multi-disciplinary environment is essential for this position
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Document requirements
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
Statement of Research (Optional)
Statement of Teaching (Optional)
Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate's past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our EDI Statement FAQ document. (Optional)
Reference check authorization release form - Complete and upload the reference check authorization release form
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 jeid-b3c463e54b97fb4494dfc9df3a20d375
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.