Postdoctoral Fellow in Medicine

Description: Candidates with a strong background in molecular and cell biology and/or mouse genetics are encouraged to apply. Applicants should have received their Ph.D. within the past 3-4 years. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required. The postdoctoral fellow will be under the general supervision of the PI/PD, the postdoctoral fellow plans, organizes and coordinates the execution or research projects/studies laboratory diagnosis.

Position Availability: July 1, 2014

Reports to: Principal Investigator(s)/Program Director(s)

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Maintain cell lines, perform transfections and make cellular lysates.
  • Perform kinase assays using recombinant proteins; protein, nuclear protein isolation, Western bolt analysis and co-immunoprecipitation.
  • Perform RNA and DNA isolation, analysis of gene and protein expression using microarray analysis, Northern blotting, Western blotting and PCR techniques.
  • Perform immunohistochemical staining, immunofluoresence staining and small animal experiments with appropriate certification.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned
  • Meet daily and weekly with supervisor to coordinate scheduling and prioritization of projects.
  • Interact and communicate with other laboratory personnel and collaborators regarding research.
  • Review laboratory tests records as soon as available (daily), at lab meetings (weekly), and monthly, if necessary, to determine accurate results on assigned projects have been obtained.
  • Prepare stock solutions as needed for pertinent experiments and maintain a clean, safe and orderly working environment.
  • Manage laboratory institutional compliance issues such as waste and reduce research costs by searching and comparing different vendors.
  • A minimum of three (3) years experience as postdoctoral fellow.
  • Must be able to use radioisotope in experiments.
  • Must be able to perform statistical analyses and generate graphic from data using IBM and Mac.
  • Must be able to use statistical program for data analysis.
  • Must possess a sufficient knowledge to design and modify experiments as needed based on experimental results.
  • Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills and to understand and carry out verbal instruction in a professional manner.
  • Must be able to modify work schedule to meet changing demands.
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse community.

Mental demands: Able to perform highly detailed work with sustained attention and care while providing/obtaining information on numerous inquiries is paramount to success in this position. Frequently work on a variety of unrelated tasks. The use of sustained concentration, reasoning, judgment, resourcefulness, analytical ability and ingenuity are essential.

Physical demands: Long-term sitting, frequent standing and walking; occasional standing for multiple hours at events. Finger movement, feeling sufficient to work computers and equipment; speaking clearly, hearing conversationally, and seeing far and near.

Work environment: The work environment is that of a typical lab environment. Work may sometimes be conducted off campus in other meeting rooms, social environments or public events.

Education required: PhD degree.

To apply

Interested applicant should send a CV and two letters of reference to:

Keith C. Norris, M.D.
Department of Medicine
General Internal Medicine and Health Services
911 Broxton Ave. Suite 101
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA 90095
FAX 310-794-0724
kcnorris [at] mednet [dot] ucla [dot] edu