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

Postdoc positions in astrocyte biology

Postdoc positions are available in Dr. Ye Zhang’s lab at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) to study astrocyte biology in health and disease. The postdoctoral fellows will investigate the mechanisms that regulate astrocyte development as well as changes of astrocytes in brain tumor, autism, and neurodegenerative disorders using mouse models and primary cell cultures. Detailed informaion is available at http://www.yezhanglab.org. Candidates should have strong background in developmental biology, neurobiology, cell biology, or molecular biology. UCLA offers an outstanding training environment for postdoctoral scholars and a strong track record of alumni achievement in academic and industrial careers. To apply, please send a CV and contact information of three references to yezhang@ucla.edu.

Postdoc position in EPIGENETICS/CANCER (Brussels, Belgium, EU)

A postdoctoral position is immediately available in the Laboratory of Cancer Epigenetics headed by François Fuks (ULB – Université Libre de Bruxelles/Open University of Brussels, Belgium).

You will be expected to conduct cancer research in epigenetics and epigenomics. Specifically, you will investigate the mechanisms and functions of a novel epigenetic modification. The following recent publication has direct relevance to this project: Delatte B, et al., Science. 2016; 351:282-5).

Genetic, biochemical and cell biological as well as genome-wide approaches (e.g. RNA-Seq, ChIP-Seq, Infinium Methylation) will be applied. The lab is running a Next Gen Sequencing Illumina platform (EPICS http://epics.ulb.be/), it is part of the ULB-Cancer Research Center (U-CRC) directed by Prof. Fuks, and provides an excellent scientific environment to conduct high profile research.

We are looking for highly motivated candidates with considerable experience of molecular and cell biology. Applicants should hold a PhD degree in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology or related disciplines (or have recently submitted their thesis with their defence scheduled) and have published (or about to publish) in a peer reviewed journal. Experience of advanced RNA techniques would be an advantage.

Although not required, suitable candidates will be highly encouraged to apply for (inter)national funding during employment as part of their development towards independence for which sufficient help is available within the team.

The position is funded for 3 years. Screening of applications begins immediately and continues until an outstanding candidate is selected. Flexible starting date.

Informal enquiries, CV and names of two referees should be send to: Valentina Albarani (valentina.albarani@ulb.ac.be)

Please quote reference PD20160611 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

Lab website: http://www.ulb.ac.be/medecine/fukslab

Selected publications:

– Delatte et al. Science 2016

– Delatte et al. Science Rep. 2015

– Boumahdi et al. Nature 2014

– Deplus et al. Cell Rep. 2014

– Delatte et al. EMBO J. 2014

– Deplus et al. EMBO J. 2013

– Volkmar et al. EMBO J. 2012

– Dedeurwaerder et al. EMBO Mol Med. 2011

– Fuks F. Nature. 2010

– Epsztejn-Litman Nat Struct Mol Biol. 2008

– Villa et al. Cancer Cell. 2007

– Brenner & Fuks Dev Cell. 2007

– Viré et al. Nature 2006

– Brenner et al. EMBO J. 2005

Scientist: Cell and Molecular Biology

Employer: ADRx, Inc

Department: Research

Location: Thousand Oaks, CA

ADRx seeks an outstanding Scientist to join our research team engaged in therapeutic drug discovery of amyloid diseases. The Scientist will be a strong individual contributor and team-player in the development of novel therapeutics. The candidate will have primary responsibility for evaluating therapeutic candidates by bringing to bear cutting edge technologies to understand the mechanism of action of molecules designed to treat neurological and systemic amyloid disorders.

The duties of the job include experimental design and execution, analysis and interpretation of data, issue resolution, and verbal and written presentation of findings to the team. The candidate will have an important role in the generation of key datasets that enable the identification and progression of clinical drug candidates.

A flexible attitude and approach to work and a sense of fascination about science are key attributes in this start-up company.

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree, with 3+ years of scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications:

Evidence of independent scientific ability (e.g., post-doctoral training) with excellent track record of scientific contribution

Degree in cell and molecular biology or related discipline

Strong skills in cell culture, cell transfection, virus production, cell transduction, molecular biology, cell signaling, cell-based assay design, immunohistochemistry, and flow cytometry

Experience with the cell biology of metabolic and/or cardiac disorders and animal models of disease

Knowledge of antibody and/or peptide drug development

Experience in leading and managing associates and technicians

Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks at one time

Strong communication skills (both written and verbal)

No travel or relocation allowance is available.

ADRx is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

For consideration, please send your CV to jobs@adrxpharma.com

Scientist: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Employer: ADRx, Inc

Department: Research

Location: Thousand Oaks, CA

ADRx seeks an outstanding Scientist to join our research team to help design and implement a program aimed at the therapeutic drug discovery of systemic and neurological amyloid diseases. The Scientist will be a strong individual contributor and team-player in the development of novel therapeutics. The candidate will have primary responsibility for the development and evaluation of molecules designed in silico to the identification of potential clinical candidates.

The duties of the job include experimental design and execution, analysis and interpretation of data, issue resolution and presentation (verbal/written) of findings to the team. The candidate will have an important role in the generation of key datasets that enable the nomination of clinical drug candidates.

A flexible attitude and approach to work and a sense of fascination about science are key attributes in this start-up company.

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree, with 3+ years of scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications:

Evidence of independent scientific ability (e.g., post-doctoral training), a track record of scientific accomplishments

Direct experience with structure-activity relationship analysis of drug candidates

Experience in conducting characterization of molecules using HPLC

Expertise in various techniques in biochemistry and molecular biology

Knowledge in protein structures

Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks at one time

Strong communication skills (both written and verbal)

No travel or relocation allowance is available.

ADRx is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

For consideration, please send your CV to jobs@adrxpharma.com

Cedars-Sinai Postdoctoral Research Associate

The posted position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Kate Lawrenson.  Dr. Lawrenson’s laboratory focuses on ovarian cancer and the role of the non-coding genome in cancer susceptibility,  initiation and development.  Her research is directed towards elucidating the functional roles of long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) in disease biology, and using ‘ big data’ to identify lncRNAs that may be prognostic biomarkers or novel therapeutic targets for ovarian cancer.  This position will be expected to perform complex experiments over the 5 year period of the Fellowship, and by year five submit independent publications, apply for independing funding, mentor and teach, and under the direction of the PI create and complete independent research projects.

The successful candidate will be expected to participate in research as part of a team, under the direction of Dr. Lawrenson.  S/he should have a basic knowledge of biochemistry and molecular biology, and be compliant with institution standards for safety.  This person must be well organized and be able to support the objectives of one or more laboratory research projects of the team.  They will regularly interact with specialists from other disciplines within the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute, and across Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.  S/He will be required to regularly present their work before colleagues and participate in outside scientific presentations. Development plans specific to the Post Doctoral Position will ensure a path for development and growth as they move professionally toward a position as a research scientist.

Interested applicants please email Kate Lawrenson: kate.lawrenson@cshs.org

UCLA Postdoctoral Research Position in Immunology

The UCLA Immunogenetics Center, Department of Pathology, University of California, Los Angeles (www.hla.ucla.edu) is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral candidate for a translational research project in immunology. The project focuses on understanding host and pathogen factors driving antibiotic persistent methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteremia.  The postdoctoral fellow will (1) integrate results of high throughput Immunogenetics and immunophenotyping with genomics and transcriptomics data with systems-based statistical and computational immunology to define innate and adaptive immune responses during staphylococcus infection and altered host:pathogen interactions leading to MRSA bacteremia; (2) incorporate comparative innate and adaptive response in humans and animal models and the impact of antibiotics; (3) use analytical approaches to develop a signature of antibiotic-persistent infection and integrate the multidimensional dataset to create new mechanistic models for understanding key biological processes. The technologies to be used in this project include multiplex cytokine/chemokines, multiparameter flow cytometry, and transcriptome platforms.

The candidate will benefit from a highly collaborative and diverse environment 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  achievements  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/JPF02148.

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: August 31, 2016

Job Posting | Sage Publishing

Millions of people around the world turn to SAGE’s journals, books and electronic products to inform their studies with the latest research findings. With offices spanning six continents, SAGE aims to be the world’s leading independent academic and professional publisher by disseminating the finest scholarship on a global scale. Join the team of talented and motivated professionals who are champions of engaged scholarship and creators of innovative and award-winning products.

SAGE has a current opening for a Claims Representative in our Thousand Oaks office.

 

Overview:

The Claims Representative is responsible for the timely processing of all returns and other customer related issues. This includes but not limited to researching claims, auditing invoices/orders, and resolving claims within the company’s policies and procedures.

 

Responsibilities:

Processing of returns, reply to emails and voicemails for invoice/credit memo requests, process credit adjustments, issue credits for tax, filing, mailing of credit memos and special projects

Qualifications & Education:

  • Knowledge of all business applications such as CISPUB and Epicor in order to process claims
  • 1-3 years of customer service background preferred
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite products
  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Language, Reasoning, Analytical, & Mathematical Skills
  • A strong customer service orientation
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality with customer information
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret documents, etc.
  • Reasoning/problem solving ability
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work with constant interruptions
  • Multi-tasking ability
  • Effective internal/external customer communication
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work professionally under pressure
  • Basic mathematical skills
  • Effective decision making
  • Must be adaptable to continually changing priorities
  • Effective planning and organizational skills
  • Willing to work in a close proximity to others with a team environment
  • Attention to detail

SAGE offers one of the most competitive benefits packages in the industry with PPO medical/dental/vision insurance provided at an extremely low cost to the employee; a profit sharing 401(k) plan; healthy lifestyle reimbursement, company-paid 5-year anniversary trips to London, Singapore or Delhi; employee tuition reimbursement; textbook reimbursement for employee or family members; an on-site professional development learning forum; and much more.

Qualified applicants should present their resume, cover letter and salary history for consideration to our website at http://www.sagepublications.com/careers for more information.

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