Adjunct Assistant Professor, Ahmanson Translational Imaging Division, Mass Spectrometry University of California, Los Angeles
Requisition Number: JPF05037 Recruitment Period Open October 7th, 2019 through Tuesday, Nov 12, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Job Title Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology at UCLA
Job summary The UCLA Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology is recruiting for an Adjunct Assistant Professor faculty position in the Ahmanson Translational Imaging Division. We are seeking applicants with extensive expertise in metabolomic and proteomic/phosphoproteomic mass spectrometry, cancer biology and metabolism. The successful candidate is expected to pursue innovative research using state-of-the-art methods of mass spectrometry to (1) understand the interplay between signaling, metabolic and immune networks in cancer, (2) develop new mass spectrometry methods, and (3) assist with the development of novel therapeutic approaches. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Biology or related fields and should demonstrate a strong track record of productive and impactful research in the areas of mass spectrometry, cancer biology and metabolism. The successful candidate must also demonstrate a track record of collaborative research and is expected to contribute extensively to teaching and mentorship activities in both the Department and the Ahmanson Division.
Responsibilities and Duties The candidate will manage multiple research projects, including operating multiple mass spectrometry instruments in the Ahmanson Translational Imaging Division and performing metabolomic and proteomic/phosphoproteomic analyses, with a particular focus on profiling cancer cell responses to genetic and pharmacological perturbations in order to identify new actionable resistance mechanisms. Additionally, the individual should:
Assist in preparation of grant proposals, submissions, publications and presentations
Develop, adapt, and implement new research techniques and protocols related to processing a variety of samples (tumor tissue, blood plasma, etc) for mass spectrometric analyses
Install, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair mass spectrometry equipment
Lead and train staff researchers on the use of mass spectrometry
Analyze, interpret, summarize, and compile data
Assist in day-to-day laboratory activities
Work with scientists and clinicians to research cancer response to therapy and apply gained knowledge towards developing new combination therapies
Support and lead projects
Participate in teaching and training activities by providing lectures to graduate and undergraduate students in areas such as cancer metabolism, mass spectrometry, drug pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics.
Qualification and Skills We are seeking a highly motivated individual with a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree, with at least five years of postdoctoral experience in mass spectrometry, cancer biology and metabolism, and preclinical models of cancer. The candidate should be able to lead individual projects and also assist with collaborative projects. The candidate should have excellent interpersonal skills required to manage a team and assist other teams and teach graduate and undergraduate students. The candidate must demonstrate strong self-motivation in scientific research, work independently, and fit well into an experiment-orientated work schedule. Additionally, the candidate should have excellent attention to detail, a good eye for data visualization, and creative thinking for writing scientific papers and grants.
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter summarizing professional experience, a curriculum vitae, and arrange for a minimum of three letters of reference to be submitted to UC Recruit.
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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. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction
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The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.