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Posted May 7, 2024

The Division of Digestive Diseases in the Department of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA are seeking an advanced researcher at the Assistant Project Scientist level with extensive experience in autophagy-related research in mammalian liver. This individual must have completed 5 years of postdoctoral research in the field on autophagy with a deep understanding of the different forms of autophagy and how these relate to hepatic pathophysiology. The individual is expected to creatively initiate a program that studies distinct autophagic mechanisms into the regulation of hepatic lipid metabolism with a focus of metabolic dysfunction-associated steatotic liver disease and its progression. This candidate must be experienced with methods including and not limited to isolation of various autophagic, lysosome and late endosomal, and lipid droplet fractions from mouse livers using density gradient centrifugation, and use of Seahorse Respirometry to determine hepatic energetic states. The candidate must also be able to analyze and interpret said data and use these to generate new ideas and hypotheses to the move the project/field forward. The project will focus on identifying new mechanisms leading to defects in lysosomal fat droplet turnover. The candidate will report to Dr. Rajat Singh and will have access to all of the resources and reagents in the Singh lab to accomplish the work.

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 University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government 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/JPF09398

Posted December 21, 2023

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.

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 University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government 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/JPF09089

Posted October 23, 2023

The Center for Neurobiology of Stress and Resilience in the Division of Digestive Diseases at the University of California Los Angeles is seeking a full time postdoctoral scholar for an R01-funded project studying the brain-gut microbiome mechanisms of action underlying obesity. The Center is a multidisciplinary team conducting clinical, translational and basic research with human populations. The postdoctoral scholar will work directly with Dr. Arpana “Annie” Gupta, and other faculty collaborators.

This project uses multimodal MRI sequences combined with measures of the gut microbiome and dimensional neuropsychiatric behavioral measures (i.e. tasks, questionnaires, heart rate variability, digital phenotyping, cognitive and clinical measures) to study structural and functional circuit dynamics in obesity.

There will be opportunities to develop translational and clinical research skills (e.g. target discovery, individualized treatment development and biomarker/predictor development), in addition to analysis methods and pipelines to address basic and pathophysiological systems biology questions. There will be many opportunities to lead high impact publications starting on day one. We will be working with existing unique datasets in addition to creating new ones. Extensive mentorship will be provided to facilitate the transition to an independent research career. 

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  1. Model complex datasets including imaging, gut microbiome, inflammation, behavioral and clinical data.
  2. Coordinate the acquisition of data working with a team of research assistants.
  3. Be able to contribute to grants and publish manuscripts.

Qualifications:

  1. Ph.D. in Engineering, Epidemiology, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science or a related field.
  2. Strong proficiency and independence with large data analysis platforms (such as neuroimaging or microbiome platforms), multivariate modeling strategies and network connectivity analyses.
  3. Established quantitative and statistical skills, including strong programming skills and comfort with diverse computing environments. Comfortable using R.
  4. Background in bioinformatics systems/cognitive neuroscience, neuroanatomy or psychological/clinical constructs.
  5. A demonstrated capacity to write first author publications.
  6. Great writing skills, motivated and driven to publish.

Additional Qualifications: 

  1. Connectomics network analysis and machine learning modeling confer a very significant advantage.

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 University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government 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/JPF08914

 

Posted October 6, 2023

The Integrative Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Core (IBBC) at the UCLA Microbiome Center is seeking a full time postdoctoral research fellow to join its team. The IBBC supports an interdisciplinary network of investigators conducting preclinical, clinical, and translational research at the UCLA Microbiome Center by providing expertise in advanced computational, biostatistics bioinformatics and system biological approaches to map relationships between clinical phenotypes and biological factors to provide new insights into host- microbiome interactions in health and disease. The IBBC provides state-of-the-art, innovative computational methods, pipelines and workflows enabling researchers to unlock the full potential of their datasets. The Core provides unique services and expertise in integrating multiple streams of complex and interconnected biological data datasets. As a part of the team, the candidate will develop skills in the application of biostatistical and bioinformatics tools to perform large-scale integrative analyses to assesses the complex interactions between various levels of biological data (e.g., microbiome, metabolomics, foodomics, multimodal brain imaging data) with clinical phenotypes. Ongoing projects include brain-gut-microbiome interactions associated with Alzheimer’s disease, cognitive impairment, autism spectrum disorder, obesity, exposome, social determinants or health , and chronic pain. There will be many opportunities to lead and contribute to high impact publications. Extensive mentorship will be provided to facilitate the transition to an independent research career.

Qualifications:

  1. Ph.D. in Biostatistics, Statistics, Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Systems Biology or a relevant field.
  2. Knowledge of statistics and quantitative modeling 
  3. Proficiency in R 
  4. A demonstrated capacity to drive first author publications.
  5. Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience with modeling large scale data set is a plus
  2. Familiarity with metabolomics and microbiome data is a plus

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 University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government 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/JPF08825

Posted July 10, 2023

The Division of Digestive Diseases in the Department of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA invites applications for a faculty position at the level of Instructor, Assistant, Associate, or full Professor ranks. The position involves participating in gastroenterology practices located at various UCLA sites in Los Angeles County. Duties include direct patient care in the inpatient and outpatient setting and teaching medical students, residents, and fellows. An M.D. or D.O. is required. Applicants must be board eligible, or board certified in Internal Medicine and board eligible or board certified in Gastroenterology. An active California medical license is required.

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 Policy on Vaccination Programs – With Updated Interim Amendments. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine Primary Series or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, Religious Objection, and/or Deferral based on pregnancy or recent COVID-19 diagnosis and/or treatment) no later than the applicable deadline. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of receiving the most recent CDC-recommended COVID-19 booster or properly decline such booster no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Exhibit 2, Section II.C. of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Attachment for applicable deadlines. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of being Up-To-Date on seasonal influenza vaccination or properly decline such vaccination no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to the Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Program Attachment. (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 visithttps://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF08547

Posted July 10, 2023 

The Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Division of Digestive Diseases (DDD) at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) invites applications for a faculty position at the level of Associate or full Professor ranks for the recruitment of a gastroenterologist to serve as the Medical Director of the Robert G. Kardashian Center for Esophageal Health.

The applicant must have an M.D. or D.O. degree with completion of Internal Medicine residency and Gastroenterology fellowship from an ACGME accredited program. It is desirable, but not mandatory, for applicants to have had additional training in neurogastroenterology and motility. Candidates must be eligible for a California medical license and be board certified in Gastroenterology.

The ideal candidate has experience overseeing the operations of a GI motility lab, strong communication and teaching skills, research publications in the area of esophagology and gastrointestinal motility, and an interest in collaborating on scholarly activities not only within the DDD and Department of Medicine (DOM), but also with other departments in the David Geffen School of Medicine (DGSOM). The candidate must have a strong commitment toward overseeing the operations and expansion of our gastrointestinal motility lab, research, and educating trainees including the development of an Esophageal and Motility fellowship program. The position is based at our Westwood location but involves oversight regarding esophageal and motility testing at all our clinical practice locations within the UCLA Health System.

The Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Division of Digestive Diseases at UCLA is a national leader in gastrointestinal care and research with nearly 100 faculty clinicians and scientists in and across UCLA Health locations throughout the greater Los Angeles area. The Center for Esophageal Health is comprised of gastroenterologists, general and thoracic surgeons, head and neck surgeons, oncologists including radiation oncologists, psychologists, specialized gastrointestinal dietitians, an administrative nurse coordinator, motility lab nurses, and medical assistants who collaborate to bring the highest level of care to our patients.

The University of California seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspective and ways of knowing and learning.

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 Policy on Vaccination Programs – With Updated Interim Amendments. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine Primary Series or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, Religious Objection, and/or Deferral based on pregnancy or recent COVID-19 diagnosis and/or treatment) no later than the applicable deadline. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of receiving the most recent CDC-recommended COVID-19 booster or properly decline such booster no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Exhibit 2, Section II.C. of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Attachment for applicable deadlines. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of being Up-To-Date on seasonal influenza vaccination or properly decline such vaccination no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to the Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Program Attachment. (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 visithttps://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF08549

Posted July 10, 2023

The Division of Digestive Diseases in the Department of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is seeking applicants for a faculty position at the Instructor, Assistant, or Associate ranks. The position involves a minimum of 36 hours per week of direct patient care in the inpatient and outpatient settings. Duties include teaching medical students, residents, and fellows in the inpatient and outpatient settings and may include participating in gastroenterology practices located at various UCLA sites in Los Angeles County. Candidates must have Transplant Hepatology Certification and must be board certified or board eligible in Gastroenterology. An M.D. or D.O. is required. Candidates must have a successful track record in clinical research.

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 Policy on Vaccination Programs – With Updated Interim Amendments. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine Primary Series or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, Religious Objection, and/or Deferral based on pregnancy or recent COVID-19 diagnosis and/or treatment) no later than the applicable deadline. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of receiving the most recent CDC-recommended COVID-19 booster or properly decline such booster no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Exhibit 2, Section II.C. of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Attachment for applicable deadlines. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of being Up-To-Date on seasonal influenza vaccination or properly decline such vaccination no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to the Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Program Attachment. (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 visithttps://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF08550