Assistant Project Scientist University of California, Los Angeles
Requisition Number: JPF05080 Recruitment Period Open October 25th, 2019 through Tuesday, Nov 26, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
The Assistant Project Scientist will be a research scientist in the laboratory of Dr. Margot Quinlan. This involves developing new methodology and training of laboratory personnel on various methods used in the research group. The research scientist must have skill with yeast genetics in order to perform screens of actin mutants and manipulate the yeast genome to introduce unnatural amino acids. The research scientist will also perform protein purification and several biochemical assays. The research scientist will make purchasing decisions, has signature authorization on grants, and is entirely responsible for distribution of research reagents from the lab to those labs of other scientist world-wide. The research scientist will work independently in designing experiments and determining priorities. The position requires a Ph.D. in Biochemistry or similar with at least 5 years of experience.
Specific Responsibilities include: Performing a screen for actin mutants that support viability. The screen requires identifying candidates based on extensive literature and structural data, creating plasmids, and manipulating yeast. Design, expression, modification and purification of cytoskeletal proteins for biochemical analysis Use of fluorescence microscopy methods including single molecule fluorescence microscopy (TIRF microscopy) and confocal microscopy Supervision of lab personnel Ability to work on multiple projects efficiently and effectively Ability to work independently on scientific projects Ability to collaborate well with other scientists Ability to prepare manuscripts for publication in scientific journals Ability to train students and other researchers on methods used in the laboratory Ability to maintain equipment Ability to make decisions about the purchase of equipment and materials needed for research in the laboratory.
The University of California, Los Angeles and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry are interested in candidates who are committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities, and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity. 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, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscriminatioHarassmentAffirmAction
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. 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.