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Postdoctoral Scholar in Translational Cancer Research - UCLA G.O. Discovery Laboratory

The G.O. Discovery Laboratory, invites applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar under the supervision of Professor Sanaz Memarzadeh, M.D., Ph.D. at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. The G.O. Discovery Lab is located within the UCLA Eli and Edythe Broad Cell Research Center, and is closely affiliated with the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Molecular Biology Institute.

The G.O. Discovery Lab performs highly innovative and collaborative translational research with the potential to impact direct patient care by providing more effective therapies for women impacted by gynecologic cancers. This position is an excellent opportunity to join a highly energized research team and contribute to research projects funded by federal grants and other sources. 

Applications are being sought from recent Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. graduates with a strong background in molecular biology, cancer immunology, and translational research. Candidates are expected to have experience with conventional molecular biology techniques, microscopy, immunohistochemistry, FACS analysis, viral vectors, stem cells, and genomics. Experience with small animal surgical procedures is strongly preferred. The ideal candidate should be highly motivated and have publications in peer reviewed journals with at least two being the first author.

The candidate will work closely with the PI and collaborators on research projects. The Postdoctoral Scholar will be expected to mentor trainees with the PI in the laboratory, gather and analyze data, prepare presentations, write manuscripts, and write and prepare grant applications.

The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See Table 23: Postdoctoral Scholar-Employee, Postdoctoral Scholar-Fellow, Postdoctoral Scholar-Paid Direct, Fiscal Year. 

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Salary will be determined based on qualifications and experience.

Applications will require the following documents:

  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Letter of interest
  • Reprints of 3 peer-reviewed publications in which the applicant is a co-author
  • Statement on Contributios 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 Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.
  • 3 Letters of recommendation

Interested candidates can apply through the UC Recruit system.

Information regarding the G.O. Discovery Laboratory

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