Assistant Project Scientist in Physiology

University of California Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine

Assistant Project Scientist

Job #JPF06270
  • PHYSIOLOGY / David Geffen School Of Medicin / UCLA

Recruitment Period

Open March 12th, 2021 through Monday, Apr 12, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Position description

The Department of Physiology is recruiting for an Assistant Project Scientist/Assistant Researcher position in Professor Gwack’s lab. This position is intended for collaborative research working on the mechanism underlying Ca2+ influx during T cell activation. The Gwack lab has played a pioneering role in identifying molecular components of this pathway and characterizing knockout animals lacking these components. The outcome can impact translation studies targeting T cell-mediated inflammation, including multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, and inflammatory bowel diseases.

Job responsibilities include supporting the PI in the design and execution of funded projects, including generating animal models and characterizing the immune phenotypes. Responsibilities also include assisting the PI in study design, day-to-day tasks related to project management, data analysis, manuscript preparation and submission, and supervising graduate/undergraduate students/junior postdoctoral fellows working in this group.

The qualifications for this position are as follows: Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Immunology, Metabolism, or a closely related field of study. Experience related to Ca2+ imaging, autoimmune animal models, immunological analyses using immunohistochemistry and flow cytometry are highly desirable.

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Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Statement of Research (Optional)
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