Project Scientist, Image Guided Immunotherapy, Crump Institute for Molecular Imaging University of California Los Angeles
Requisition Number: JPF05592
The Laboratory for Image Guided Immunotherapy (LIGIT) at UCLA strives to accelerate drug discovery and increase understanding of disease biology by leveraging the quantitative, longitudinal, and non-destructive properties of molecular imaging. The research program has an interest in developing imaging probes that target immune cells. We seek to visualize the dynamic interplay between immune cell subtypes during disease progression and interrogate their response to therapeutic intervention.
We are seeking a highly motivated and independent Associate Project Scientist to lead imaging projects, liaise with internal collaborators, manage lab operations, and serve as project manager for external partnerships. The Project Scientist is expected to contribute to all aspects of molecular imaging biomarker identification, in vitro and in vivo assay development, execute and analyze imaging studies, and communicate experimental findings to a diverse group of subject matter experts. Additionally, s/he is expected to author and review technical documents including standard operating procedures, study reports, abstracts/manuscripts/publications, and support grant applications.
The ideal candidate will have a strong background in large molecule/peptide radiochemistry and experience with molecular imaging specifically fluorescence, optical, positron emission tomography (PET) and single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) imaging. Candidates with proven expertise in phage display or antibody engineering, but limited experience with molecular imaging are encouraged to apply.
Experience with tracer development including radiochemistry and bioconjugate chemistry of peptides, proteins, and antibodies
Hands-on experience with in vitro and in vivo characterization of imaging agents
Skilled in in vivo model development and advanced surgical skills are desirable
Experience with multi-modality imaging is desirable
Expertise in flow cytometry or immunohistochemistry is desirable
An ability to thrive in an intense and evolving work environment
A willingness and capacity to participate in preparation of grants and manuscripts
Excellent communication skills with ability to work independently and as part of a team
Basic Qualifications: Ph.D. in relevant field (e.g. chemistry, engineering, biology) with 5+ years of post-graduate experience in a fast-paced research environment.
For consideration for this position, please submit your curriculum vitae, cover letter, and 3 letters of references.
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, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.
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.