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Pediatrics Infectious Diseases Post Doctoral Employee or Fellow

Date posted: 2017-05-15
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

Division
  • Biological and Bio-Medical Sciences