Assistant Project Scientist - Department of Radiation Oncology

University of California, Los Angeles
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Assistant Project Scientist - Department of Radiation Oncology
University of California Los Angeles

Requisition Number: JPF07478

The Department of Radiation Oncology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA seeks an Assistant Project Scientist to study the immunological aspects of radiation exposure with particular focus on myeloid cell biology and biomarker development. This position is under the direct supervision of Dr. Dorthe Schaue, Ph.D., Associate Adjunct Professor. The candidate will be expected to contribute to study design, perform data acquisition and analysis; prepare manuscript and literature review; and present research findings at national professional meetings. The candidate will also be expected to mentor graduate and undergraduate students in research and assist with the preparation of grant proposals.

Applicants must possess a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in Biology, Radiation Biology, Immunology or related field to apply. The incumbent must have the ability to perform animal experimentation such as injection, necropsy, and blood draw. Experience in immunological assays such as flow cytometry, ELISAs, ELISPOT, and RNAseq are preferred. Candidates must also have the ability to work on multiple projects efficiently and effectively, work independently, and must be able to communicate well with others in a team environment.

Interested candidates can apply online through the UC Recruit system located at:

For more information about the position or general inquiries, please contact Dr. Dorthe Schaue at [email protected].

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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.

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