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

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:

UCLA Postdoctoral Research Position in Immunology

The UCLA Immunogenetics Center, Department of Pathology, University of California, Los Angeles ( 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:

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.



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.



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 for more information.


Postdoc at UCLA

The UCLA Social and Affective Neuroscience Laboratory, led by Dr. Naomi Eisenberger, is looking to recruit a postdoctoral scholar interested in the area of Health Neuroscience. This position would be for a 2-3 year appointment starting in the Fall of 2016 (start date is flexible).

The ideal candidate for this position would be someone who has had experience running neuroimaging studies and analyzing neuroimaging data (programming experience, such as with matlab, is a plus) but who would like additional training or additional publications in the area of Health Neuroscience. This postdoctoral scholar would work on analyzing and publishing data from several pre-existing datasets that involve neural and immune assessments (e.g., inflammatory markers, inflammatory gene expression) as well as several datasets that involve patient populations (e.g., breast cancer survivors). Although the postdoctoral scholar would work primarily with Dr. Eisenberger, this person would also have connections with other Principal Investigators who collaborate with Dr. Eisenberger on projects assessing neural-immune relationships (Dr. Michael Irwin, Dr. Julienne Bower, Dr. Steve Cole). In addition to publishing based on pre-existing datasets, the postdoctoral scholar would also have opportunities to conduct their own research project.

To apply for this position, please email an application to Applications should include: 1) a cover letter summarizing past experience and current research interests, 2) a CV, and 3) the names and contact information for 3 references. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

If you have any questions about the position, please do not hesitate to send them along (

Postdoc: UCLA Oak

We have a post-doc opening to join an oak genomics project funded by the NSF Plant Genome Research Program to provide a complete, high-quality sequence of the valley oak genome with structural and functional annotations of genic regions and repetitive elements. The project will develop and implement innovative genome assembly tools for the valley oak genome using PacBio sequencing. The postdoc for this position will play a major role in the annotation component of the project and will also conduct gene expression experiments with the goal of improving identification, validation, and annotation of genes underlying phenotypes associated with local adaptation to climate response. The post-doc will design his/her experiments with access to greenhouse, growth chambers, and two common gardens of ca.7000 trees planted at two sites maintained by the US Forest Service. The post-doc should be willing to assist in outreach projects and/or student training.

The post-doc will work in the laboratory of Victoria Sork at UCLA and join a collaborative multi-institutional team that includes Steven Salzberg (Johns Hopkins University Center for Computational Biology), Matteo Pellegrini (UCLA Institute of Quantitative and Computational Biosciences) and Paul Gugger (University of Maryland Center for Environmental Sciences, Appalachian Laboratory), as well as a bioinformatic scientist in the Sork lab, researchers with computational biology expertise in the Pellegrini lab, and computational engineers in the Salzberg lab. For more details of the project see the valley oak genome project website: Individuals with strong bioinformatic expertise will be eligible to apply for fellowships from the Collaboratory at the Institute of Quantitative and Computational Biosciences (

Key Requirements: The applicant should possess a PhD or equivalent in the biological sciences, preferably with empirical, analytical or bioinformatics training in molecular or evolutionary genetics. Previous experience in molecular techniques, next-gen sequence analysis, and variant calling are preferable. Candidate should have a research track record with relevant publications in peer-reviewed journals. Interest in plant evolutionary biology or evolutionary genomics of local adaptation is desirable.

This position will begin September 1, 2016 (flexible), and with possibility of renewal for 1-2 years, based on performance.

Applicants should email their CV, pdf’s of 3 publications, statement of research interests, and email information for three referees to Cover letter should include a short personal statement describing your research experience and interests that would match this project. Please also include any outreach activities or other broader impacts associated with your previous research or education. Review of applications will begin 15 April 2016 and continue until position is filled. For informal queries, please contact Victoria Sork by email: vlsork[at]

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, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Postdoc Position: Saier Lab @ UCSD

There is an opening for a postdoc position in experimental biology in the lab of Dr. Milton Saier at UCSD. We are looking for a highly motivated individual that will conduct experiments in E. coli to study protein-protein interactions and their catalytic consequences.

Our lab is focused on the study of membrane proteins, especially transport proteins, and have already identified the interactions of interest; we now need to demonstrate  biochemical and/or
physiological activities.

The position is available immediately for either a short- or long-term appointment.


1. PhD in biology or related areas.

2. Strong background in protein chemistry. Should have mastery of various protein isolation and purification techniques (e.g. PAGE and Western blotting).

3. Be familiar with various biochemical essays for protein activities.

4. If not a US Citizen or permanent resident, must already have authorization to work in the US.

Interested candidates should send their CV to Dr. Saier at ( and include 2 recommendation letters.

Coffee Hour – March 18 1-3 PM

Hey everyone! The Sociable Postdoc Society will be hosting our first Coffee Hour Friday March 18 1-3PM on the Botanical Gardens patio. Come by for a well-deserved coffee break, meet some of your fellow postdocs, and enjoy some coffee and treats on us! Everyone is welcome and we look forward to seeing you all there!

Pub night – June 2015

Dear fellow postdocs,

You are all invited to the June 2015 pub night. We will all meet at Barney’s Beanery bar in Westwood (1037 Broxton Ave, Los Angeles) on June 19 at 5 pm. The happy hours ends at 7 pm, so don’t miss it.

Please share with other fellow postdocs or friends.

Thanks to the organizers
Laurence Palk, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior
Mehrdad Farahani, Dept. of Head and Neck Surgery
Rosario Signorello, Dept. of Head and Neck Surgery