Pediatrics Post Doctoral Fellow - Laboratory of Dr. Caroline Kuo
University of California Los Angeles
Location: Los Angeles, California
Internal Number: 4450992
Pediatrics Post Doctoral Fellow - Laboratory of Dr. Caroline Kuo University of California Los Angeles
Requisition Number: JPF08734
The Department of Pediatrics in the Division of Allergy, Immunology, & Rheumatology is seeking a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. for a post-doctoral fellowship in the laboratory of Dr. Caroline Kuo. Applicants need to have a Ph.D. preferably in the fields of molecular biology, immunology, or a related field.
The laboratory of Dr. Caroline Kuo focuses on developing approaches of gene therapy of human hematopoietic stem cells (HSC) for the treatment of inborn errors of immunity. Specifically, her research revolves around both viral vector mediated gene therapy and CRISPR/Cas9 mediated gene editing of HSC for the treatment of rare immune deficiencies. In addition, the lab investigates methods by which gene modification can be improved in the most primitive HSC. The ultimate goal is to translate ongoing projects to early phase clinical trials. Dr. Kuo has an excellent track record of productive research mentorship for research associates, post-doctoral, and medical fellows and collaborations over the last several years.
Ph.D. in fields of molecular biology, immunology, or a related field
Solid understanding of common laboratory approaches to biomarker analyses and molecular biology
Ability to work simultaneously on multiple projects and quickly adapt to new tasks
Excellent communication skills and ability to work with computational and data scientists
Ability to work independently
Very comfortable extracting protein, RNA and DNA
Meticulous laboratory technique
Experience in Next-Generation Sequencing highly desired
Experience in bioinformatic analyses highly desired
Ability to maintain laboratory notebook and data in an organized manner
Comfortable working with human pathogens and samples including blood, urine and more
Independently conduct research as determined with Principal Investigator
Writing of scientific manuscripts, abstracts and other supporting documentation
Participate in laboratory meetings, educational sessions, specific safety training sessions
Provide mentorship to other members of the lab
Ensure that laboratory is up-to-date on all safety regulations
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