Assistant Adjunct Professor - DB University of California, Los Angeles
Requisition Number: JPF04797 Recruitment Period Open July 19th, 2019 through Tuesday, Jul 30, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
The Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics (MIMG) at the David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California Los Angeles invites applications for a faculty position at the Assistant Adjunct Professor level. The Adjunct Assistant Professor will perform independent research on the mechanisms of posttranscriptional gene regulation in the mammalian nervous system. Work will include RNA/Protein biochemistry, cell and developmental biology, and genomics. This work requires using biosafety level 2 (BSL-2) containment.
The position requires a Ph.D. in RNA and protein biochemistry and a minimum of 10 years of experience in the analysis of gene regulation, the use of tissue and primary neuronal cell culture, and whole transcriptome analyses using RNAseq and CLIPseq. The Adjunct Assistant Professor will also be responsible for overseeing graduate students, undergraduate student researchers, and technical staff, as well as preparing manuscripts for publication and grant applications for submission to funding agencies.
The design and execution of experimental studies on the posttranscriptional gene regulation in the mammalian nervous system, and the direction of others in these studies. This position requires animal work and proper training for working in BSL-2 containment.
Additional Duties and Skills needed:
Oversee undergraduates, graduate students, technical staff and new postdoctoral trainees in the lab.
Ability to work on multiple projects efficiently and effectively.
Ability to maintain an independent research program in mammalian RNA biology.
Ability to successfully obtain and maintain grant funding.
Ability to sustain an active publication record.
Ability to communicate well with other scientists worldwide.
Ability to train personnel from other research groups in genomewide RNA analysis and make significant contributions to the design and execution of their experiments.
Candidate should have 10 years research experience in biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology and genomics in an academic setting or equivalent.
Candidate should have prior experience with mouse breeding.
Candidate should have extensive experience in RNA biology with an emphasis on alternative splicing.
Candidate should have extensive experience in recombinant DNA techniques, PCR, cell culturing techniques, quantitative proteomics, animal research and bioinformatics.
The candidate will report directly to the Principal Investigator and will successfully carry out experiments and analyze the data generated with minimal to no supervision.
The candidate will be required to complete all appropriate safety training as mandated by the campus's Environmental Health & Safety Office
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 and Affirmative Action Policy.
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The Department is Particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from a diverse background and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for disadvantaged students or The (School) at UCLA is committed to building a more diverse faculty, staff and student body as it responds to the changing population and education needs of California and the nation.
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
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.
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.