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Biological and Bio-Medical Sciences (3 job listings)

  • Life Sciences Lecturer Position

    Date posted: 08/09/17
    Description: Lecturer in the Life Sciences, UCLA Global Classroom-Nanjing, China, Spring 2018.
    Description:
    UCLA Global Classroom is seeking a full-time Lecturer in the Life Sciences to teach for the UCLA Global Classroom Program in Nanjing, China Spring Semester, 2018 (March 5th to June 8th).

    In Nanjing, UCLA Global Classroom cooperates with Jinling High School’s International Department to provide UCLA Extension courses to students during their junior and senior years. The goal of the program is to prepare Chinese High School students for study abroad in American Universities while providing them an opportunity to receive university (transferable) credits.

    Teaching content will consist of two-to-three introductory life sciences courses (TBD) in the instructor’s specialty. The courses are UCLA Extension “quarter-length” courses spread over a semester.

    Both UCLA Global Classroom and the relevant UCLA Academic Department must approve the lecturer.

    UCLA Global Classroom provides our lecturers with support in both the academic (teaching aides) and life (staff) environments. We have extensive experience operating in China and 2017-2018 will be our 8th year in operation at Jinling High School.

    Jinling High School (as well as the lecturers’ housing) is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Nanjing (鼓楼区) near Nanjing University with convenient walking and public transportation options.



    Required Qualifications:

    • PhD in applicable field
    • Excellent teaching credentials
    Desired Qualifications:
    • Affiliation with UCLA or the UC System (Alumni or current/past instructor)
    • Comfortable with living in foreign settings
    • Interest in China/Chinese language (not required, but helpful)
    Compensation:
    • $9,000 per course ($5,000 in USD, $4,000 in Chinese RMB)
    • Round-Trip Airfare
    • Housing in China
    • Chinese Work Visa and Residence Permit expenses
    Contact:

    Dr. Justin Zackey
    Associate Director, UCLA Global Classroom
    Lecturer, UCLA Department of Geography
    jzackey@ucla.edu


  • Pediatrics Infectious Diseases Post Doctoral Employee or Fellow

    Date posted: 05/15/17
    Information:Seeking an experienced Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. for a Post Doctoral fellowship with an interest in HIV-1 infection and in the microbiome as it relates to human health and disease . The post doctoral fellow will work in the Pediatrics Division of Infectious Diseases at UCLA with Dr. Aldrovandi. Applicants need to have a Ph.D preferably in molecular biology or virology.
    Description:

    Department: Pediatrics Infectious Diseases

    Description:

    Seeking an experienced Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. for a Post Doctoral fellowship with an interest in HIV-1 infection and in the microbiome as it relates to human health and disease. The post doctoral fellow will work in the Pediatrics Division of Infectious Diseases at UCLA with Dr. Aldrovandi. Applicants need to have a Ph.D preferably in molecular biology or virology.

    Requirements:


    Qualifications:

    • Doctor of Philosophy in Molecular Biology or Virology or related field of study less than 5 years from completion of PhD
    • Solid understanding of molecular biology and common laboratory approaches in molecular biology
    • Ability to work simultaneously on multiple projects and quickly adapt to new tasks
    • Excellent communication skills and ability to work with computational and experimental scientists
    • Ability to function independently in the laboratory

    Skills:

    • DNA, RNA and protein extractions
    • Sterile technique
    • Meticulous laboratory technique
    • Experience in PCR, cloning, Next-Generation Sequencing desired
    • Working knowledge of laboratory notebook management and data management
    • Must be comfortable working with human pathogens and human samples including blood, stool, urine, saliva, cervicovaginal lavage samples, and more.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Conducting research as determined with Principal Investigator (PI)
    • Publish results of independent laboratory research in collaboration with lab PI, including writing of scientific manuscripts, abstracts and other supporting documentation
    • Participate in laboratory and Divisional seminars, meetings, educational sessions, general and specific safety training and other training sessions
    • Provide mentorship and teaching to other members of the lab which is comprised of PhD or MD students, post-docs, undergraduate students and summer students.
    • Performs other duties and laboratory responsibilities as requested.

    Contact Person(s):

    Nicole H. Tobin, M.D.
    Pediatrics/Pediatric Infectious Diseases
    University of California, Los Angeles
    675 Charles E. Young Drive South
    MacDonald Research Laboratory (MRL), 4-629
    Los Angeles, CA 90095
    (310) 825-7708
    Email: NTobin@mednet.ucla.edu


  • Postdoctoral Enrichment Program

    Date posted: 11/02/16
    Information:Join some of your UCLA postdoctoral colleagues with support from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund for the Postdoctoral Enrichment Program for underrepresented minority postdocs.
    Description: About the Award The Postdoctoral Enrichment Program (PDEP) provides a total of $60,000 over three years to support the career development activities for underrepresented minority postdoctoral fellows in a degree-granting institution (an institution includes its affiliated graduate and medical schools, hospitals and research institutions) in the United States or Canada whose training and professional development are guided by mentors committed to helping them advance to stellar careers in biomedical or medical research. Details Generally, up to 12 awards will be granted for enrichment activities annually. This grant is meant to supplement the training of postdocs whose research activities are already supported. It is not a research grant. The program provides a total of $60,000 over three years as follows: •Year one: $20,000 will be granted to support enrichment activities of the postdoctoral fellow ($10,000 for research supplies or equipment uniquely required to enhance the postdoctoral fellow’s research and $10,000 for education and training, including for mentors in the research lab where the postdoctoral fellow is assigned.) The PDEP award cannot be used to support salary expenses or indirect costs. (Refer to Terms of Grant for information on indirect costs and other requirements for use of funds.) •Year two: $20,000 (same allocation as year one) •Year three: $20,000 will be granted to help the postdoctoral fellow advance research efforts towards the professoriate. The funds must be used to develop independent, innovative areas of research. Eligibility For a full explanation of the eligibility requirements, view Request for Proposals. Questions Email Alfred Mays or Melanie Scott with "2017 PDEP" as the subject line.


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