Pediatrics Post Doc- Jonas Lab
Pediatrics Post Doc- Jonas Lab
University of California Los Angeles
Requisition Number: JPF05886
The Jonas Lab in the Department of Pediatrics, David Geffen School of Medicine & California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA is seeking motivated postdoctoral scholars interested in pursuing interdisciplinary research at the interface of nanoscience and regenerative medicine. We are assembling a multidisciplinary research team interested in developing new nanotechnology-enabled methods to support the childhood cancer and regenerative medicine research communities in accelerating the discovery and implementation of gene and cellular therapeutic approaches and precision-medicine-based diagnostic strategies.
With support from the NIH's High-Risk High-Reward Program, our group leverages advances in microfluidics, nanofabrication, and gene editing approaches to explore the ultimate limits of miniaturization. These capabilities empower our efforts to create tools that enable stem cell biologists to probe and to interact with stem cells more precisely and empower clinical scientists to apply this knowledge to design and implement new therapies more rapidly and broadly.
We have multiple postdoctoral positions available immediately to:
- Establish rapid, safe, cost-effective, and efficient intracellular delivery methods for genes and genome-editing machinery. The goal of this NIH-funded project is to establish new manufacturing platforms for gene and stem cell-based therapies directed at pediatric cancers, hematologic disorders, primary immunodeficiencies, and (recently) SARS-CoV-2.
- Design and apply inhalable nanocarrier systems to enable cystic fibrosis gene therapies, which is a collaborative project supported by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
- Develop microfluidic liquid biopsy technologies for generating patient-derived models of pediatric malignancies
- Apply rapid prototyping approaches to fabrficate three-dimensionally printed tools for organoid development & toxicity screening of electronic cigarette/vaping products
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Interested applicants may apply through this link:
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To apply, please visit: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF05886
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