Postdoc Position

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 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 at deng@jsei.ucla.edu.

Postdoctoral Position- Immunology/Microbiology

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Department of Medicine/Division of Infectious Diseases at David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow in Immunology.

The postdoctoral fellow will work in the lab of Theodoros Kelesidis, MD, PhD on projects funded by NIH, Clinical and Translational Science Institute and the Department of Medicine at UCLA focused on HIV-1 infection, systemic inflammation and immune activation associated with HIV-1 infection.

Immune activation may contribute to end-organ disease in HIV infection but the mechanisms remain unclear. The project will focus on characterize possible mechanisms (such as inflammatory lipids) that mediate HIV-related inflammation and immune dysfunction.

DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

The candidate must have a Ph.D. in Microbiology/Immunology from an accredited university. The ideal candidate will be a prolific writer with solid knowledge of:

a) Flow cytometry (required)

b) Tissue culture techniques (required)

c) Standard microbiology/molecular biology methods

d) Experience with animal work (required)

The candidate must be eligible to work in the US for at least 2 years.

For a complete position description and application details, please contact:

Theodoros Kelesidis, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

37-121 Center for Health Sciences, 10833 LeConte Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90095

Phone: 310-825- 7225, Fax: 310-825- 3632

Email: tkelesidis@mednet.ucla.edu

Postdoctoral Fellow, Bone Biology

Job Description

We are seeking applicants for a Postdoctoral Fellow position in the laboratory of Dr. Aaron James, within the Departments of Pathology and Orthopaedics at Johns Hopkins University.  Close collaboration will be with the research group of Tom Clemens, Vice Chair for Research in Orthopaedics and past editor of JBMR.  Current research areas include: (1) defining the contribution of the peripheral nervous system in bone formation, pathology, and repair, and (2) the application of blood vessel wall resident MSC for bone tissue regeneration.

Interested candidates should send a CV, list of references, and contact information. The PI will be present at the Annual ASBMR meeting.

Job Requirements

Candidates with experience in the field of bone biology and repair are preferred.  Experience in the radiographic, histologic, and tissue culture based study of bone formation, along with cell & molecular biology, and mouse handling.

Contact:  Aaron W. James, MD, PhD awjames@jhmi.edu

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Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available at Western University of Health Sciences (Dr. Pedro Diniz)

A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available at Western University of Health Sciences to study canine tick-borne disease diagnostics using next-generation sequencing in a collaborative, multi-disciplinary environment. This position will be expected to conduct analytical and experimental research in the area of computational biology/bioinformatics, with emphasis in data analysis of next-generation sequencing.

The project is led by Dr. Pedro Diniz and Dr. Brian Oakley, funded by the AKC Canine Health Foundation. Western University of Health Sciences has a dynamic research environment where scientists with both academic and industry experience work collaboratively. The university is located in Southern California, 45 minutes from Los Angeles, with stunning natural diversity (beach, mountains, deserts, etc.), a vibrant multicultural society and a large and successful regional bioscience industry. Women and under-represented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Required qualifications and values:

 Demonstrated experience with the analysis of large-scale next-generation sequencing data.

 Proven familiarity with Linux computing environment and the statistical software R.

 Prior experience working in a high performance computing environment.

 Ability to work within time and budgetary constraints, solving scientific problems, and achieving team goals and milestones.

 Demonstrated capacity for effective oral and written communication of research results and their implications to a variety of audiences such as scientists and stakeholders.

 Demonstrate the following values: Excellence – be the best you can be; Imagination – challenge conventional thinking and pursue novel, ground- breaking ideas; Integrity – act fairly, ethically and respectfully; Courage – take initiative, be adventurous, creative and bold; Teamwork – collaborate openly and inclusively; Equity and Diversity – embrace equity, diversity and reconciliation.

Education: Ph.D. in bioinformatics, microbiology, microbial ecology, computational biology, infectious disease ecology, statistics or other related discipline.

Experience: a minimum of 2 years of experience in a related field and a record of relevant publications in high-impact journals.

Preferred qualifications:

 Prior experience in microbiome analysis, metagenomics, and/or whole genome sequencing is particularly desirable.

 Ability to code in Perl, Python and/or shell scripts.

 Knowledge of biological systems, with experience in immunology/medical microbiology/diagnostics is particularly desirable.

 Laboratory experience in molecular biology research methodology (Spectrophotometry, DNA/RNA isolation, real-time PCR, etc.).

 Motivation for independent scientific work and development of bioinformatic tools and pipelines.

For more information and details of how to apply enter the following URL in your web browser: https://goo.gl/52Ljil

Postdoctoral Scholar position available in UCLA’s Division of Digestive Diseases

The Padua lab has a keen interest in understanding gene regulation and signaling pathways in the context of complex biological phenomena. Our clinical interests are in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and colon cancer diagnosis. One focus of the lab will be to study the role of novel RNA molecules called long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) in IBD as novel therapeutic targets and biomarkers. These molecules have recently been implicated in cellular processes such as cancer biology and immunology. However, a detailed of analysis of the function of these lncRNAs has not been performed in the context of IBD. Our previous work set out to profile the expression of lncRNAs in IBD samples and develop lncRNA signatures. The resulting studies are one of the first to show multiple differentially expressed lncRNAs that associate with the IBD phenotype and to evaluate their function. In addition, the lab will also focus on the TGF-beta signaling pathway and its role in fibrosis, an important phenomenon in IBD pathophysiology. By targeting these aspects of gene regulation and cell signaling, we hope to better understand the IBD disease process and improve on the therapies available to our patients.
We are seeking a postdoctoral scholar to assist on the lncRNA project and to ultimately develop independent research projects. This project will require extensive use of molecular biology techniques, cell culture work, histology evaluation, and mouse work. The candidate will be expected to independently plan experiments, coordinate with collaborators, troubleshoot technical issues that arise during the course of the project, and analyze data.

Applicants should apply online at:  https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF02413 

Candidate will need to create a username/password, answer a few questions & then they can apply.  Candidate should be prepared to upload their CV as a pdf file.

UCLA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, students and staff.

Sales Representative for American International Foods, Inc.

We are leaders in the food ingredient supply chain who leverage our deep relationships with hundreds of food ingredient producers around the world to provide food and beverage manufacturers the highest quality materials at the best possible prices.

Position Summary: Primary responsibilities of this full time role will be developing long term relationships and maintaining a current customer base. Successful candidates must demonstrate excellent communication skills, above average attention to detail, outgoing, competitive, loyal personality, ability to strategize and decision make, good with numbers and willing to and enjoys serving others. We are looking for someone to train in our home office in Grand Rapids, Michigan for about a year and then relocation to California.

Preferred Education and Experience:

 The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree

 Internship or job in this field is a plus

 Proficient in Microsoft Office – Excel, Word, Outlook

 Business to business selling

 Food industry experience is a plus

Additional Information:

 Salary negotiable depending on experience

 Travel is involved

American International Foods, Inc. is seeking a highly motivated, detail-oriented, extremely enthusiastic, and positive professional person to represent our rapidly growing company. Join our team, which is financially sound and growing. We offer a competitive salary and benefits (health and dental insurance, 401K match, and profit sharing).

If interested, please submit resume and salary requirements via email to: hr@americaninternationalfoods.com

For more information please visit our website: www.americaninternationalfoods.com

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS TO STUDY NORMAL EPITHELIAL STEM CELLS, EPITHELIAL CANCER STEM CELLS AND STROMAL AND EPITHELIAL INTERACTIONS IN GYNECOLOGIC ORGANS

Funded positions are available immediately in the laboratory of Sanaz Memarzadeh M.D., Ph.D. Professor in Gynecologic Oncology in the David Geffen School of Medicine.  This laboratory (G.O. Discovery Laboratory: www.godiscoverylab.com), located at the UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center in the Terasaki Life Science building, is also affiliated with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Eli and Edythe Broad Stem Cell Research Center and the Molecular Biologic Institute at UCLA.

The research programs in this laboratory focus on:

1. Targeting of therapy resistant ovarian and endometrial cancer cells with a major focus on eliminating cancer stem cells. This laboratory has access to clinical specimens from the operating rooms at UCLA. The G.O. Discovery team has already identified therapeutic targets that are moving into clinical trials for ovarian cancer patients.

2. Understanding the role of epithelial and stromal interactions in gynecologic cancers with a focus on the role of hormonal signaling in this process.

3. Defining the genetic changes that induce ovarian and endometrial cancers with a focus on finding better tolerated and more effective treatments for patients.

Highly motivated, hard-working recent Ph.D. or M.D. graduates with a strong record of publication in molecular biology; cellular biology and immunology are welcome to apply for this position.

Applications are particularly encouraged from candidates who have experience in microscopy, immunohistochemistry, FACS analysis, handling of primary cells, virology and small animal surgical procedures. Outstanding oral and written communication skills are needed in order to communicate with the PI, other scientists and clinical collaborators.

This laboratory is located within a new building at the UCLA main campus, blocks away from Westwood Village. Westwood is a beautiful area with multiple attractions including a variety of restaurants, theaters, coffee shops and stores.  The weather is fantastic, with temperatures generally in the 70s or 80s.  Reasonably priced housing is available in the area.

If you are interested in this position please e-mail your personal statement and CV to Dr. Memarzadeh, at smemarzadeh@mednet.ucla.edu. No phone calls please.

www.godiscoverylab.com

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Terasaki Life Sciences Building

Charles E. Young Drive East

Los Angeles