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: email@example.com.
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.
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- 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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The Department is Particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from a diverse background and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for disadvantaged students or The (School) at UCLA is committed to building a more diverse faculty, staff and student body as it responds to the changing population and education needs of California and the nation.
Job Type : Full Time
MIMG Academic Personnel
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA 90095
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