Postdoctoral Researcher, UCLA Liquid Biopsy Laboratory University of California Los Angeles
Requisition Number: JPF08509
We are currently seeking highly motivated PhD scientists to join our interdisciplinary research team at the UCLA Liquid Biopsy Laboratory. These positions are associated with the Department of Molecular & Medical Pharmacology, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, and Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Our team, supported by the National Cancer Institute, consists of scientists, engineers, and physicians from UCLA and Cedars Sinai Medical Center. We are focused on developing cutting-edge tools to enable physicians to diagnose various types of cancer and prenatal diseases with increased precision and minimal invasiveness.
Ph.D. in Bioengineering, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, or a related discipline
Solid understanding of extracellular vesicle biology and proven hands-on experience with conventional extracellular vesicle characterization techniques
Hands-on experience with analytical techniques such as qPCR, ddPCR, immunostaining, ELISA, WB, and microscopy techniques
Practical experience with molecular processes, including DNA/RNA extraction, PCR, and NGS sequencing
Self-starting, independent attitude with a strong desire to develop game-changing technologies and impact discovery in life sciences
Ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
Capability to work effectively in a multidisciplinary team
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Preferred Qualifications: Candidates with the following qualifications will have an advantage:
Demonstrable experience in developing novel bioassays
Good understanding of cancer biology
Practical experience or demonstrable understanding of bioinformatics databases/platforms, such as Human Protein Atlas, UniProt, Reactome, Cytoscape, etc.
Comprehensive practical experience and knowledge of cellular assays and cell phenotyping (FACS, IHC, clonogenic, cytotoxicity, and viability)
Experience in generating library preps for NGS
Hands-on experience with RNAseq performed on human clinical samples
Work disseminated in the form of peer-reviewed manuscripts
The position is open immediately. Interested candidates should submit a brief cover letter and curriculum vitae.
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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.