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Urology Oncologist - Assistant/Associate In-Residence Professor Department of Urology 

The Department of Urology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA seeks a urologic oncologist at the Assistant or Associate Professor level with demonstrated interest in basic science, translational, or population health research in men with prostate cancer. 

The successful candidate should have experience in all aspects of contemporary prostate cancer diagnosis and management, including the use of imaging and biomarkers in diagnosis, as well as a primary interest in newer image guided therapies and expertise in all aspects of management, including surgical management. Candidates with interest and experience in the use of active surveillance are encouraged to apply. Candidates should hold an MD or DO, be board-eligible/board-certified in urology and fellowship-trained in urologic oncology, and be eligible for a medical license in California. 

Candidates must be fully engaged in providing state-of-the-art, patient-centered oncologic care. We seek an accomplished individual for this position with a record of extraordinary success as a cutting- edge clinician, effective educator, and accomplished scholar. Candidates should be enthusiastic about engaging in academically productive scientific inquiry, educating medical students, residents, and fellows, serving the university community, and augmenting an active clinical program. Candidates who have competed successfully for peer-reviewed funding are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Interested applicants must submit their application materials online via the UC Recruit system.

Confidential inquiries related to this position and/or search may be directed to: 

Christopher Saigal, M.D., Search Committee Chair, via email: [email protected] 

The University of California is committed to excellence and equity in every facet of its mission. We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. We seek faculty candidates whose professional commitment is resonant with the David Geffen School of Medicine’s principles. 

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 the important DGSOM Star Cultural North program. 


Pediatric Urologist - Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor - UCLA Department of Urology

The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Department of Urology seeks candidates for the position of Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor of Urology to provide ambulatory and hospital-based clinical care to patients in our Division of Pediatric Urology.

We seek a board-eligible/board-certified, fellowship-trained pediatric urologist for this position. The successful candidate will be an accomplished and compassionate office-based clinician, a technically skilled open and robotic surgeon, and an effective educator to contribute to our pediatric urology program. Clinical work will be in our established sites in Westwood and Santa Monica, expanded ambulatory sites in the South Bay and/or West Valley, and regular coverage in our affiliated County hospitals. While scholarship is not a central part of this position, the successful candidate will demonstrate creative activity in population science in the form of academic output and the development of community-partnered programs.

The University of California is committed to excellence and equity in every facet of its mission. We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. We seek faculty candidates whose professional commitment is resonant with the David Geffen School of Medicine’s cultural north star to “do what’s right, make things better, and be kind.” These are the standards to which we hold ourselves, and one another. Please read more about this important DGSOM program.

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, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning.  

Interested applicants must submit their application materials online via the UC Recruit system.

Confidential inquiries related to this position and/or search may be directed to:

William Aronson, M.D.
Search Committee Chair
[email protected]  


Postdoctoral Fellow in UCLA Center for Women's Pelvic Health

ACKERMAN LAB, WOMEN’S HEALTH

Overview: The Ackerman Lab in conjunction with the UCLA Center for Women’s Pelvic Health in the Departments of Urology and Obstetrics and Gynecology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to conduct research into the role of the genitourinary microbiome in pelvic health. The research group is looking for a highly motivated candidate, with an interest in learning and applying new techniques, competing for funding, and authoring publications. There is an overabundance of data and opportunities just waiting for the right person to put it all together. 

The candidate will be directly supervised by A. Lenore Ackerman, M.D., Ph.D., an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Urology and Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Director of Research in Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. The main topic of research is the relationship between genitourinary microbial communities and host inflammatory responses and how these influence lower urinary tract physiology and pathology. The laboratory is focused on identifying the associations of particular microbial communities with unique phenotypes of voiding dysfunction and modeling these phenotypes in in-vitro systems and animal models. 

There will be opportunities to develop translational and clinical neuroscience 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.

Qualifications:

  • A PhD is required. Candidates with a strong background in immunology and/or microbiology and or related disciplines are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Preferred qualifications: Familiarity with techniques such as multi-color flow cytometry, sterile technique for cell culture, ELISA, qRT-PCR, immunofluorescence, Western Blot, microbial isolation and characterization, and standard molecular biology and microbiology techniques. The candidate should be comfortable working with biospecimens including biospecimens (cells, plasma, tissues, urine) from patients or mice.
  • Desired qualifications: Mouse experience is preferred but is not required. Microbial amplicon library preparation, taxonomic assignment and clustering, microbial community comparison methodologies, RNAseq analysis, and R programming is preferred but is not required. Previous experience with RNAseq and transcriptional analyses is a bonus. 

Responsibilities - Ideal candidates will be expected to:

  • Lead existing research projects with regards to design, execution and analysis of experiments, guidance of technicians to complete assigned work within specific timeframe.
  • Establish independent research projects, present at scientific meetings, write peer-reviewed publications
  • Demonstrate ability and desire to develop grantsmanship skills for the preparation of competitive funding proposals
  • The individual will learn new laboratory procedures and techniques as needed.
  • Form part of multidisciplinary research collaborations
  • Contribute to training/supervision of clinical fellows, students, and technicians in the lab
  • Assist with the maintenance of the laboratory.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V. 
  • Cover Letter (Optional)
  • Statement of Research (Optional)
  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)
  • 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 Sample Guidance for Candidates  and related EDI Statement FAQ  document. 
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

References will not be required at the time of application. 

Apply: UCLA Recruit > 

For questions, please contact: [email protected] 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

This is a 2 to 5-year term position with great opportunities for training in human systems biology, translational/clinical applications and diverse integrated methodologies. Applications can be submitted via UC Recruit.  

If you have any questions please email Dr. A. Lenore Ackerman ([email protected] ) and include a CV, cover letter and names of three references. 

CAMPUS INFORMATION

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.

EXPECTED START DATE: Fall 2021

JOB LOCATION: Westwood Campus, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA


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.

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.