Project Scientist Position in the Slamon TORL Lab 2021-2022

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Project Scientist Position in the Slamon TORL Lab 2021-2022
University of California Los Angeles



Requisition Number: JPF06618


The Division of Hematology-Oncology in the Department of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is seeking applicants for a Project Scientist position at the Assistant, Associate, or full rank. This individual will work with Drs. Martina McDermott and Neil O'Brien, Adjunct Faculty in the Dennis J. Slamon TORL (Translational Oncology Research Laboratory) to help identify and validate novel therapeutic targets for pharmacological intervention using small molecule therapeutics. This position will be an addition to our existing team and allow us to more rapidly screen targets and identify projects for clinical development.
The primary duties/responsibilities of this position will include searching publicly available databases and literature for novel targets for small molecule therapeutics in cancer. Candidate will develop a research plan for the validation of these novel targets in vitro and in vivo. Specifically, this will involve using molecular biology techniques such as DNA/RNA/Protein isolation, RT-PCR, Western blotting, IHC, gene cloning, CRISPR and siRNA transfection to characterize role of the target gene/protein in cancer signaling. Candidate will prepare data presentations for weekly meetings with senior members of the drug discovery team. Candidate will also be expected to contribute to the management of a busy lab, including training of students and volunteer researchers and contribute to the preparation of research grants and publications. A Ph.D., M.D., or M.D./Ph.D. is required.


To apply, please visit: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF06618


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


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UCLA is a public research university located in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. It was founded in 1919 and is the second oldest of the ten campuses affiliated with the University of California system. UCLA offers over 300 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a wide range of disciplines and enrolls about 26,000 undergraduate and about 12,000 graduate students from the United States and around the world every year.

UCLA features the College of Letters and Science, seven general campus professional schools, and four professional schools for the health sciences. The UCLA College of Letters and Science has 34 academic departments and 900 faculty, and houses the majority of UCLA's 129 undergraduate majors as well as the students in the Graduate Division of Letters and Sciences. The UCLA College Honors Program is also housed in the College. The College of Letters and Science's programs are divided into five academic divisions: humanities, social sciences, life sciences, physical sciences, and the International Institute. UCLA also offers certificate programs, undergraduate degree-credit and continuing education credits for non-full-time students through its UCLA Extension education program.

The 2010 edition of U.S. News & World Report ranked UCLA as the 24th best university in the nation and 32nd best in the world. In the 2007 edition of U.S. News and World Report, UCLA Medical Center was ranked best in the West, as well as one of the top 3 hospitals in the United States alongside Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Johns Hopkins Hospital. In 15 of the 16 medical specialty areas examined, UCLA Medical Center ranked in the top 20.

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