Asst. Researcher I
University of California - Los Angeles - Los Angeles, CA

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The Assistant Researcher I candidate will direct and carry out independent research on the structure and function of pre-mRNA splicing complexes and their role in disease. Individual must have a PhD in biochemistry or equivalent and >5 years postdoctoral training in splicing and RNA processing with an emphasis on biochemical methods and the isolation of RNP complexes, with a commensurate publication record in this area. Individual must have a demonstrated ability to apply for external research funding and establish collaborative projects with other groups. The Assistant Researcher I will also be responsible for supervising graduate students and undergraduate student researchers, and preparing manuscripts for publication in scientific journals. The Assistant Researcher position is a 12-month non-Senate position. Interested applicants should e-mail their resumes to: acadpers@microbio.ucla.edu.

Starting date: September 1, 2012 or as soon as mutually agreeable.

Specific Responsibilities include:
Individual will direct and carry out independent research on the structure and function of pre-mRNA splicing complexes and their role in disease. Areas of study will include RNA/protein interactions, spliceosome assembly, and gene regulation.

Additional Duties:
  • Supervision of undergraduates, graduate students and new postdoctoral trainees in the lab.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects efficiently and effectively.
  • Ability to work independently on scientific projects.
  • Individual must have a demonstrated ability to apply for external research funding and establish collaborative projects with other groups.
  • Preparation of manuscripts for publication in scientific journals.
  • Required to communicate well with other scientists worldwide.
  • Candidate must have >5 years postdoctoral training in splicing and RNA processing with an emphasis on biochemical methods and the isolation of RNP complexes, with a commensurate publication record in this area.
  • Candidate should have extensive experience in nucleic acid and protein biochemistry, protein purification, proteomics, in vitro splicing, mammalian cell culture, and all standard molecular biological methods.
  • The candidate will report directly to the Principal Investigator and will successfully carry out experiments and analyze the data generated with minimal to no supervision.
  • Ability to handle several projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to help and train various personnel in protein and nucleic acid biochemistry and make significant contributions to the design and execution of other laboratory members' experiments.
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Job Type : Full Time

Contact information:
MIMG Academic Personnel
MIMG
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA 90095