Adjunct Assistant Professor, Glioblastoma University of California Los Angeles
Requisition Number: JPF05258
Open date: January 28th, 2020
Next review date: Friday, Feb 28, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Tuesday, Mar 31, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
The Ahmanson Translational Theranostics Division (ATTD), Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, is recruiting a non-tenure track, full-time Adjunct Faculty at the Assistant Professor level to serve as a pre-clinical theranostic scientist in the area of glioblastoma research.
Candidates are expected to have extensive experience in the areas of ligand development and characterization for peptidergic G protein coupled receptors (GPCR), drug development, pharmacological evaluation of new peptide molecule candidate for CNS applications, target validation and intracellular signaling pathways studies related to G protein coupled receptors, peptide and analytical chemistry, and to have mastered the full range of in-vitro biology assays including standard molecular biological and protein biochemical methods, immunohistochemistry, tissue culture, and functional, phenotypic label free assays. Experience related to in-vivo neuroscience studies is an asset.
The ATTD has created a successful translational science program, ranging from biology, chemistry/radiochemistry, PET probe development, drug development, and preclinical imaging to clinical research and clinical service. Among its more recent accomplishments is the establishment of the premier translational theranostic program in the nation.
To meet the Division's distinct and growing needs, the successful candidate will be responsible for the management of in-vitro and in-vivo preclinical theranostic imaging and therapy; optimization of relevant murine models and therapy models; mechanistic in-vitro studies; supervising and managing students, post-doctoral researchers and research technicians.
The selected faculty will interact with regulatory experts in the Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology and Lab Safety Management. The appointed faculty is expected to secure funding by grant submissions to intra-and extramural agencies.
Approval - oversee all aspects of nonclinical development and interactions with the Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine
Integrating preclinical theranostic research from cells to murine models
Teaching and training - provide lectures to graduate and undergraduate students
Candidates must have a PhD in Pharmacology or a related discipline, and documented experience in biological evaluation of peptide based GPCR ligands, GPCR target validation and peptide chemistry. In vitro studies experiences involving standard molecular biological and protein biochemical methods, tissue culture, diverse phenotypic and mechanistic assays applied to neuroscience are highly desirable. Previous experience in teaching at university-level or student/staff supervision will be considered an asset.
Candidate must also document ability to evaluate proposed investigational projects, in vitro and in-vivo. The successful candidate must have at least three publications as a lead author (first or co-first author) and a track record of securing funding. 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
UCLA is known worldwide for the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs. UCLA offers undergraduate degrees in more than 127 majors and graduate degrees in 198 program areas. UCLA has 11 highly regarded professional schools. Eight are ranked among the nation's top 15 in their field by U.S. News & World Report. UCLA is consistently among the most popular campus in the nation for undergraduate applicants. 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. Benefits: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.