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UCLA Fielding School of Public Health Postdoctoral Scholar Position - Singh Lab 2023-2024 in Los Angeles, California

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Job #JPF09089

  • Medicine-Gastroenterology / David Geffen School Of Medicin / UCLA

    Position overview

    Salary range: See Table 23 [https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/2023-24/oct-2023-acad-salary-scales/t23.pdf]. A reasonable estimate for this position is $64,480- $77,327.

    Application Window

    Open date: December 21, 2023

    Most recent review date: Monday, Jan 22, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

    Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

    Final date: Friday, Jun 28, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

    Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

    Position description

The Laboratory of Autophagy and Integrative Physiology in the Division of Digestive Diseases at the University of California Los Angeles is seeking a full-time postdoctoral scholar to understand the mechanisms by which autophagy and autophagy-related acidic vesicles degrade lipid droplets in liver. The postdoctoral scholar will apply complementary approaches including isolation of autophagosomes, autolysosomes and late endosomes, flow cytometry and super-resolution microscopy to determine the mechanisms of sequestration of lipid cargo by autophagy. The position will offer excellent opportunities towards career development, training in various state-of-the-art methods in mouse models, and an understanding of mammalian physiology. The applicant will work directly with Dr. Nuria Martinez-Lopez, Dr. Rajat Singh, and an array of faculty collaborators across UCLA. There will be opportunities to drive high-impact projects and work in a diverse, inclusive and collaborative environment within a highly motivated research team. Extensive mentorship will be provided to facilitate the transition to an independent research career.

Required Qualifications:

An M.D. and/or Ph.D. in biomedical science or a related field is required. Candidates with prior postdoctoral research experience in liver biology/physiology and/or autophagy preferred. The ideal candidate must have a demonstrated publication track record, with at least 1 first-authored paper in a reputable journal, strong verbal and written communication skills, ability to work independently and as part of a team. Experience in molecular biology skills including western blotting, real-time qPCR, immunofluorescence, cell culture, mammalian overexpression systems, in vivo mouse models, and other techniques. Experience with cytometry/FACs is a plus.

The postdoctoral scholar's responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

• Confocal and super-resolution microscopy

• Isolation of acidic organelles via biochemical approaches

• Various biochemical approaches such as Co-IP and Western blotting, and gene expression analyses

• Analyses of data, preparation of manuscripts, and presentations of findings at meetings, etc.

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Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

An M.D. and /or Ph.D. in biomedical science or a related field is required.

Application Requirements

Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our EDI Statement FAQ document.

Reference requirements


Apply link: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF09089

Help contact: kgray@mednet.ucla.edu

About UCLA

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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.

Job location

Los Angeles