Candidate must have a PhD in clinical psychology. Job responsibilities include helping support the PI in the design and execution of extramurally funded projects examining extinction learning and exposure therapy. The candidate should have a strong background in translational research. In addition, the fellow will supervise graduate students conducting cognitive-behavioral therapy in several randomized clinical trials, as well as clinical assessment of participants in the UCLA Depression Grand Challenge. Responsibilities include assisting the PI in study design, regulatory aspects of research, day-to-day tasks related to project management, data analysis, manuscript preparation, and clinical supervision.
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Name of Position: Postdoctoral Fellow
- Department: Cornea
- Description: A postdoctoral position is available at the University of California, Los Angeles to study the molecular regulation of human corneal stem cells with an emphasis on translational application. Experimental approaches employed in our laboratory include molecular biology and cell engineering.The successful applicant will investigate the role of Wnt signaling in the regulation of the human limbal stem cells.The applicant will also work in a multidisciplinary setting with basic scientists and clinicians to investigate the optimal conditions to regenerate corneal stem cells. Qualified candidate should have a PhD and/or MD with a strong background in cell biology and molecular biology. We are seeking an independent and motivated individual with excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills (both verbal and written). Please send CV and names of three references to Dr. Sophie Deng.
- Contact Person: Dr. Sophie Deng email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are seeking applications from qualified candidates for a postdoctoral fellowship performing translation cancer research studying mitochondria biology and metabolism in lung cancer in the laboratory of Dr. David Shackelford in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine. Candidates will need to have expertise in molecular and cellular biology and basic biochemistry. Prior experience working with animal models such as genetically engineered mouse models (GEMMs) and/or patient derived xenografts (PDXs) is encouraged but not required. The job will require performing both in vitro cell line work and in vivo work in GEMMs and PDXs. This includes performing lung tumor induction in GEMMs, lung tumor implantation in PDXs, dosing of mice in therapeutic studies, performing micro PET-CT imaging on mice, microscopy, biochemical analysis of tumor tissue, metabolic analysis of experiments such as isotopomeric tracing and respirometry as well as executing the analysis of all studies. Lastly, the candidate will be expected to analyze and prepare data for publication in peer-reviewed journals as well as present at scientific meetings. This study will require outstanding verbal and written communication skills. The work is highly translational and requires comfort working in a multi-discipline team environment with experts in cancer metabolism, mitochondrial biology, PET imaging, radiochemistry, thoracic surgery, oncology and pathology.
Qualifications: This is an NIH Training Postdoctoral Training Fellowship and candidates must have a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent and US citizenship or permanent residency.
To apply, please email CV, cover letter, and 3 references to David Shackelford, Ph.D.: email@example.com
The UCLA Laboratory for Stress Assessment and Research (PI: George Slavich) seeks to hire a full-time post-doctoral fellow as soon as possible. This is an NIMH-funded position, with full salary and benefits. Applicants should be fMRI trained and interested in studying neural, immunologic, and genomic mechanisms underlying risk for depression and related health problems in adolescence. Responsibilities will include helping lead and manage an existing multi-level fMRI study protocol, with an outstanding team of RAs; scanning participants; processing and analyzing fMRI data; examining associations between neural, immunologic, genomic, and/or behavioral data; presenting at conferences; and preparing manuscripts for publication. Necessary qualifications: Ph.D. or expected Ph.D. in neuroscience, psychology, or related field; strong prior training in social, affective, and/or cognitive neuroscience, with the ability to independently scan participants; strong fMRI task development and programming skills; evidence of past scientific productivity and future promise; and an interest in immunology and/or social genomics. The lab is based at the Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology in the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA (http://www.uclastresslab.org). Self-motivated, highly reliable, scientifically creative individuals from all backgrounds, who are looking to work in an exciting, multi-disciplinary environment, are encouraged to apply. To apply, email a single PDF to George Slavich, Ph.D. (firstname.lastname@example.org) that includes: (a) one-page (max) cover letter describing past training, current work, future goals, and the contact information for two professional references; (b) updated CV; and (c) 1-2 recent publications. Application reviews will begin immediately and will be considered in the order received (posted: April 18, 2017).
UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
The Department of Radiological Sciences at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA has an immediate opening for a Postdoctoral Scholar with expertise in multi-dimensional Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopic Imaging and knowledge of MATLAB, C/C++ and MRS/MRI pulse programming skills.
The applicant must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree relating to MR Physics or biomedical Physics or Biomedical Engineering, and must have hands-on experience in developing novel MR pulse sequence and post-processing algorithms. Previous experience in Data Acquisition and Post-processing in Vivo Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy and MRI, accelerated MR spectral acquisition (echo-planar /radial/concentric circular/spiral encoding) and post-processing using non-linear reconstruction/compressed sensing is desired. Pulse sequence programming experience on Siemens IDEA platforms is desired. Please contact and send curriculum vitae to the following address:
M. Albert Thomas Ph.D., Professor
Department of Radiological Sciences
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
10833 Le Conte Avenue, CHS#BL428
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1721
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.
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Our interdisciplinary research group is looking for a self-motivated postdoctoral fellow with a strong computational background to join an initiative aimed at identifying neurobiological changes associated with response to fast-acting treatment interventions for depression. Our current projects incorporate genomic, clinical, neurocognitive, and neuroimaging measures in longitudinal studies, including total sleep deprivation, serial ketamine infusion, and electroconvulsive therapy for the treatment of severe, treatment-resistant depression. The applicant would be primarily responsible for the management and analysis of microarray gene expression data, but would also conduct integrative analyses in collaboration with other team members. The fellow will be expected to conduct several different kinds of analyses of the data (e.g., differential expression, WGCNA, predictive modeling), which will require staying up to date on developments in the field and analysis packages. The fellow will have opportunities to perform innovative studies, and will be expected to present/publish the results in scientific conferences/journals and participate in grant writing. The fellow will also have access to existing datasets that provide additional opportunities to explore relationships between neurocognitive function and genomic activity.
The postdoc should have completed a PhD at a major university in bioinformatics, computational biology, neuroscience, biostatistics, computer science or related disciplines, with a strong research background, ability to work both independently as well as part of a team, and interest in applying these skills to the topic of depression. This position is collaborative and requires working with individuals from a range of backgrounds. A computational background and ability to handle large data sets is required, with experience in analysis and interpretation of omics data.
Experience in Unix/Linux shell
Excellent skills in programming, and proficiency using R for statistical analysis
Familiarity or experience with array-based genomic data
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Experience in psychiatry or neuroscience preferred
Two-year commitment minimum
The position is based in the UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences. The fellow will be primarily supervised by Dr. Eliza Congdon; given the interdisciplinary nature of the position, opportunities for supervision are also available through collaborating PIs based on the applicants background and career plans. This position is supported by the UCLA Depression Grand Challenge – a campus-wide initiative aimed at cutting the burden of depression in half by 2050 primarily through the collection of a 100,000-person cohort.
Interested candidates should e-mail their CV, a brief statement of research interest, and the names and e-mails for three references to Eliza Congdon at email@example.com.
We are seeking a full-time postdoctoral trainee interested in working on clinical neuroscience and neuroimaging studies of geriatric depression and mind-body interventions. Experience and interest in neuroimaging and in working with clinical populations and/or older adults are preferred. If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Helen Lavretsky, MD at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The UCLA Immunogenetics Center, Department of Pathology, University of California, Los Angeles (www.hla.ucla.edu) is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral candidate to join a multidisciplinary team of investigators from UCLA, UCLA-Harbor and Duke University in a translational research project focused on characterizing immunity to methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). The project involves profiling innate and adaptive immune responses to understand the mechanisms underlying persistent bacteremia and to identify and validate a signature of persistence or resolution of infection. The postdoctoral fellow will generate high throughput immunophenoptyping, genomic and transcriptomic data and use systems-based statistical and computational immunology to define altered host:pathogen interactions and the role of antibiotics in MRSA persistence. The technologies to be used in this project include multiplex cytokine/chemokines, multiparameter flow cytometry, genomic and transcriptomic platforms, and in vitro manipulation of peripheral blood mononuclear cells.
The candidate will benefit from a highly collaborative and diverse team of investigators including experts in MRSA, immune profiling, statistics, computational immunology at the University of California Los Angeles. Applicant must be an immunology, cell, and/or molecular biology Ph.D. candidate or recent Ph.D. graduate (within the past 2 years).
Experience with tissue culture, immunological assays, and flow cytometry is expected; whereas experience in multidimensional data set analysis is a plus. Good command of the English language (both speaking and writing) is a must. The applicant will be expected to prepare/publish manuscripts, present data at local and international meetings, and participate in seminars/meetings of the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, and the Immunity, Inflammation, Infection and Transplantation Theme.
The successful candidate must have outstanding achievement in his/her doctoral research and possess independent research abilities and ambitious scientific goals. Please submit your cover letter, CV, and names and contact information for at least 3 references to: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF02695
UCLA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of faculty and staff diversity. As a campus with a diverse student body, we encourage applications from women, minorities, and individuals with a history of mentoring under-represented minorities in the sciences.
Deadline for applications: December 30, 2016
– A Ph.D. degree in Statistical genetics, Genetic Epidemiology, Biostatistics or related fields
– Experience with genome-wide association and pathways analyses
– Excellent programming skills in R
– Excellent skills in SAS or SPSS
– Experience with filemaker
– Experience with drafting high-quality manuscripts
– Fluent in spoken and written English
The team focuses on identifying genetic determinants of drug response in mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The successful candidate will perform candidate-gene analyses, genetic risk score analyses and large-scale meta-analyses. He/she will work on already collected data, which include clinical outcome measures data of cognitive and executive functions, GWAS and medications data. The phenotypes of interest include mostly drug response assessed by longitudinal changes in cognitive function, progression from MCI to dementia and other quantitative endophenotypes of Alzheimer’s disease. This work will be conducted under the supervision of Dr. Sophie Sokolow
To apply please send: a cover letter with your reasons for applying, your skills and interests; your CV; and contact information of at least three referees to email@example.com