Project Scientist, Section of Biosystems and Function

University of California, Los Angeles
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Project Scientist, Section of Biosystems and Function
University of California Los Angeles

Requisition Number: JPF07455

The UCLA School of Dentistry invites applications for the position of Project Scientist, in the Division of Oral and Systemic Health Sciences, Section of Biosystems and Function, beginning on or about June 1, 2022. This is a paid, 100% time, non-Senate, non-tenure track position. A PhD and/or DDS, or equivalent is required for this position. Appointment level and compensation rate will be commensurate with experience.

The selected candidate will report directly to a senior faculty member in the Section of Biosystems and Function and indirectly to the Chair of that Section, and will assist with and perform experiments pertaining to the cell and molecular biology mechanisms that regulate the pathogenesis of head and neck cancer and periodontal disease. The work will include basic research, translational, and clinical studies. The work will focus on host-microbial interactions and various cell, molecular, and omic platforms and interactions, as well as manuscript writing. Candidates with experience in in vitro, ex vivo and animal models of periodontal disease and oral cancer, translational studies and clinical trial support, and cell and host-microbe interaction assays pertinent to the oral cavity will be preferred. Previous laboratory research experience is required.

UCLA seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

Qualified applicants may submit a complete application via this link: Applications must include a current Curriculum Vitae and and an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) statement. A Statement of Research is optional. The position will remain open until the position is filled.

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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,


Working at University of California, Los Angeles

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.

The campus' location in Los Angeles makes excursions to local museums, theaters, or other entertainment venues relatively quick and easy.

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