Postdoctoral scholar position at UCLA


Los Angeles, CA

Job posting number: #7055181

Posted: January 9, 2019

Job Description

The Zamudio lab in the Department of Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology and the Broad Stem Cell Research Center at UCLA is seeking Postdoctoral Research Associates to join a multidisciplinary team. We are studying new mechanisms of gene regulation by functional noncoding RNA using a combination of genomic, systems biology, biochemistry and cell biology approaches. Laboratory research will involve a variety of cutting-edge approaches in RNA and stem cell biology providing a excellent research training opportunity in genomics, computational biology and translational science. The research training will be complemented with the distinguished career development resources at UCLA.

Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Genetics/Genomics, Bioinformatics, Chemistry or a related field is required. Experience and publication record in genomics, computational biology or related fields including analysis of CLIP,ChIP,WGBS and RNA-seq data is preferred, but not required. Applicants with strong background in RNA molecular biology, genetics or related fields with interest in developing new genomic approaches are also encouraged to apply. Competitive candidates will have a track record of productivity from their graduate research and previous postdoctoral work, with evidence of leadership, initiative-taking and collaborations.

Applicants should submit the following to
1) Cover letter stating: laboratory experience in molecular biology and/or computational biology; your long-term career goals; date of availability to begin postdoc research
2) Curriculum vitae (including publications and awards/honors)
3) List of at least three references

Jesse Zamudio was trained in the laboratory of Dr. Phil Sharp at the MIT Cancer Center. At MIT, he characterized regulation by noncoding RNAs in mammalian cells. The Zamudio lab’s immediate research goal is to characterize new mechanisms of RNA-mediated regulation essential for development and disease progression.

About the UCLA, MCDB Department and Stem Cell Center:
The University of California Los Angeles is ranked consistently amount the top public research universities in the country offering undergraduate, graduate and profession students a vibrant atmosphere for a multitude of research opportunities.

The Department of Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology advances our knowledge of life on earth at the cellular and molecular levels.  Our mission is to educate the next generation of scholars, professionals, and citizens of the world by fully integrating our students into cutting-edge research activities, including hands-on participation in the process of scientific discovery. Our faculty conducts research with a variety of models including Arabidopsis, Drosophila, zebrafish, mouse and stem cells to address the most pressing problems in biology, health and sustainability.

The UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center (BSCRC) is on the cusp of transforming patient care through the development of personalized stem cell based therapies for a wide range of diseases. Our commitment to innovation and cross disciplinary collaboration continually reshapes and expands the culture of scientific exploration at UCLA and positions us as a leader in the field. Established in 2005, we are among the youngest and most successful programs in California.

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Job posting number:#7055181
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:UCLA
LOS ANGELES,California
United States
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