Assistant/Associate Project Scientist

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA


Posted: 10-May-24

Location: Los Angeles, California

Type: Full-time

Salary: Open


Biological/Biomedical Sciences

Internal Number: 5247499

Assistant/Associate Project Scientist
University of California Los Angeles

Requisition Number: JPF09422
The UCLA Department of Urology has an immediate Assistant/Associate Project Scientist position available for an ambitious independent Ph.D. researcher under the direction of Robert E. Reiter. The position will perform independent research focusing on exploring the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying prostate cancer, with a focus on translating new approaches and technologies for clinical diagnosis and therapy for urologic cancers. The Assistant Project Scientist will also be responsible for helping to supervise graduate and undergraduate student researchers, preparing manuscripts for publication in scientific journals, and assisting with the preparation of grant proposals. This position requires a Ph.D. in a relevant field (e.g., molecular biology, cancer biology) and a minimum of 5 years of postdoctoral experience. The Assistant Project Scientist position is a non-Senate position for 12-months in the first instance. Step is commensurate with experience.
Start Date: July 1, 2024
The assigned project is focused on researching and developing potential targets of metastatic prostate cancer.
Specific Responsibilities include:
Responsibilities of this position include study design and execution, data acquisition and processing, and literature review and manuscript/grant preparation. Oversee the training and mentoring of junior postdocs, technical staff, and graduate and undergraduate students. Overseeing collaborations with scientific community.

  • Additional Duties:
  • Ability to work on multiple projects efficiently and effectively.
  • Ability to work independently on scientific projects.
  • Assist with preparation of grant proposals.
  • Preparation of manuscripts for publication in top-tier scientific journals.
  • Required to communicate well with other scientists worldwide.
  • Candidate should have 5 years research experience in an academic setting or equivalent.
  • Broad-based experience in cellular and molecular biology with an emphasis on cancer biology. Experience in bioinformatics analysis. Experience in small animal surgical procedures preferred.
  • The candidate will report directly to the Principal Investigator and will successfully carry out experiments and analyze the data generated with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to help and train various personnel in data analysis and make significant contributions to the design and execution of other laboratory members' experiments.
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    UCLA is known worldwide for the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs. UCLA offers undergraduate degrees in more than 127 majors and graduate degrees in 198 program areas. UCLA has 11 highly regarded professional schools. Eight are ranked among the nation's top 15 in their field by U.S. News & World Report. UCLA is consistently among the most popular campus in the nation for undergraduate applicants. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Benefits:UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.
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