Postdoctoral Scholar in Uterine Cancers – UCLA G.O. Discovery Laboratory


Open date: November 9th, 2020

Next review date: Monday, May 31, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Wednesday, Jun 30, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The G.O. Discovery Laboratory at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is seeking a Postdoctoral Scholar. The laboratory is affiliated with the UCLA Eli and Edythe Broad Cell Research Center, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the Molecular Biology Institute. This appointment will be under the supervision of Professor Sanaz Memarzadeh, M.D., Ph.D., in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine.

Applications are being sought from recent Ph.D., M.D., or M.D./Ph.D. graduates with a strong background in molecular and cell biology. Candidates are expected to have experience with microscopy, immunohistochemistry, FACS analysis, virology, and immunology. Experience with small animal surgical procedures are strongly preferred. The ideal candidate should be highly motivated and have publications in peer-reviewed journals with at least two being the first author.

The candidate will be joining a scholarly research team focused on pathways that can initiate uterine epithelial cancers and sarcomas, and therapies that can more effectively target these tumors. The goal is to develop strategies that can target these cancers that can be translated from the laboratory to the clinic. The candidate will participate in funded translational research programs to study stromal and epithelial interactions in gynecologic cancers, the role of stem progenitor cells, and approaches to model the disease in vivo.

Salary will be determined based on qualifications and experience.

For more information regarding the G.O. Laboratory, please visit

Applications will require the following documents:

  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Letter of interest
  • Reprints of 3 peer-reviewed publications in which the applicant is a co-author
  • 3 Letters of recommendation

Interested candidates can apply through the UC Recruit system located at:

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Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Letter of Interest

  • Reprints of Publications – Reprints of 3 peer-reviewed publications in which the applicant is a co-author

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion – An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required