Researcher in Surgery-Liver and Pancreas Transplant

University of California Los Angeles

Project Scientist

Job #JPF06133
  • David Geffen School Of Medicin - SURGERY-LIVER AND PANC. TRANSPLANT

Recruitment Period

Open January 30th, 2021 through Monday, Mar 1, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Position description

The Project Scientist in the laboratory of Gerry Lipshutz will perform independent research to study GABAA receptor mediated alterations in tonic inhibition. The successful applicant for this position will have expertise in GABA-mediated neurotransmission and have expertise in synaptic and extrasynaptic GABAA recptors and GABA mimetics. The Project Scientist will also be responsible for helping to supervise graduate students and undergraduate student researchers, preparing manuscripts for publication in scientific journals, and assisting with the preparation of grant proposals. This position requires a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology or related field and a minimum of 5 years of experience in the study of GABAAR-mediated neurotransmission and molecular cloning. The Project Scientist position is a non-Senate position for 12-months in the first instance. Step is commensurate with experience. Interested applicants should e-mail their resumes to:
Starting Date July 1, 2021

The assigned project is focused on understanding the brain and neurologic abnormalities in both arginase deficiency and guanidinoacetate methyltransferase deficiency. Both are likely mediated in part by GABA mimetics and the role of the Project Scientist will in part be to determine the underlying mechanism of dysfunction occurring in both of these disorders.

Specific Responsibilities include:
Responsibilities of this position include study design, data acquisition, statistical computation, and literature review and assistance with manuscript/grant preparation.

Additional Duties:• Supervision of undergraduates, graduate students and new postdoctoral trainees in the lab.• Ability to work on multiple projects efficiently and effectively.• Ability to work independently on scientific projects.• Assist with preparation of grant proposals.• Preparation of manuscripts for publication in scientific journals.• Required to communicate well with other scientists and lab members.• Candidate should have 5 years research experience in molecular biology in an academic setting or equivalent.• Candidate should have extensive experience in GABA-mediated circuits and GABAA receptors.• The candidate will report directly to the Principal Investigator and will successfully carry out experiments and analyze the data generated with minimal supervision.• Ability to handle several projects simultaneously.• Ability to help and train various personnel in techniques of molecular biology and analysis and make significant contributions to the design and execution of other laboratory members' experiments.

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.

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)

Job location

Los Angeles, CA