Clinical Nutrition

To view our openings for the division of Clinical Nutrition, please see the listings below:

 

Posted August 12, 2022

The Division of Clinical Nutrition in the Department of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA invites applicants for a faculty position at the Instructor rank. As a Clinical Instructor on a career development pathway, the candidate will be expected to see patients under supervision of the Division Chief and other faculty as well as independently. The main responsibilities under the clinical program will be to provide consultation and care to patients at the Clinical Nutrition clinic at the Medical Plaza and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Applicants must have an M.D. or D.O. degree and must be board certified or board eligible in Internal Medicine. The primary area of clinical practice in the division is the treatment and prevention of obesity and obesity-associated diseases of cardiovascular diseases, hypertension, diabetes, and fatty liver disease. Other areas of practice include enteral parental nutrition, GI disorders, malnutrition and nutrition oncology.

The shared values of the DGSOM are expressed in the Cultural North Star, which was developed by members of our community and affirms our unswerving commitment to doing what’s right, making things better, and being kind. These are the standards to which we hold ourselves, and one another. Please read more about this important DGSOM program at https://medschool.ucla.edu/cultural-north-star.

All aspects of searches are confidential and all candidates are expected to review and abide by UC Regents Policy 1111 on Statement on Ethical Values and Standards of Conduct https://regents.universityofcalifornia.edu/governance/policies/1111.html.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees must (a) provide proof of receiving at least one dose of a COVID-19 Vaccine no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment and provide proof of Full Vaccination no later than eight weeks after their first date of employment; or (b) if applicable, submit a request for Exception or Deferral no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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.


To apply, please visit:  https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF07784


Posted July 1, 2022

The UCLA Department of Medicine, Center for Human Nutrition is seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Scholar to join the team with Zhaoping Li, MD, PhD, to understand how diet interacts with the immune system and gut microbes in colitis development. The successful applicant will use human tissues, cell culture system and mouse models to evaluate the dietary supplementation in IBD progression and the potential of applying dietary supplementation in IBD management.

Applications are being sought from recent Ph.D., M.D., or M.D./Ph.D. graduates with a strong background in animal models of inflammation, diet and microbiome studies. The successful candidate will work independently but in close cooperation and in consultation with Dr. Zhaoping Li and other collaborating Research Scientists. The successful candidate will perform routine and complex laboratory procedures throughout the training period. The candidate will develop, adapt, and implement new research techniques and protocols, analyze, and interpret data, and assist in preparation of grant proposals. The candidate may study molecular mechanisms of interactions between diet and microbes, or the role of the microbiome in influencing immune function and inflammatory diseases. Candidate is encouraged to apply for a K01 grant or T32 funding.

The UCLA Center for Human Nutrition has been working closely with several multi-disciplinary teams investigating how the diet, gut microbiome interacts with host systems to regulate human health and disease.

Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Assisting in the preparation of grant proposals but is not responsible for generating grant funds. Participate in publications and presentations as the first author or co-author. Designs and performs experiments. Will keep appropriate experimental records and documentation and analyze the results with the Principal Investigator. Analyzes, interprets, summarizes and compiles data.
Operates and maintains equipment and instruments. Develop figures, searches scientific literature, assists in writing manuscripts, and presents data at local and national meetings.

The shared values of the DGSOM are expressed in the Cultural North Star, which was developed by members of our community and affirms our unswerving commitment to doing what’s right, making things better, and being kind. These are the standards to which we hold ourselves, and one another. Please read more about this important DGSOM program at https://medschool.ucla.edu/cultural-north-star.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees must (a) provide proof of receiving at least one dose of a COVID-19 Vaccine no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment and provide proof of Full Vaccination no later than eight weeks after their first date of employment; or (b) if applicable, submit a request for Exception or Deferral no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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.

To apply, please visit:  https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF07417