Scientist in Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology
University of California Los Angeles
United States

Assistant Project Scientist  Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology

Job #JPF05619

Recruitment Period

Open June 22nd, 2020 through Wednesday, Jul 22, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)


The Department of Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology at the University of California, Los Angeles seeks applicants for an Assistant Project Scientist position.

Nature of the research:

· Investigating mechanisms by which signaling pathways affect hematopoiesis and cancer regulation in Drosophila
· Working with Drosophila melanogaster as a model species.
· Gaining a better understanding of how blood cell development is controlled and how this process may go awry in cancer models.

Role and Responsibilities:

· Designing experiments and implementing research projects.
· Performing fly husbandry, dissections, and immunofluorescence on various tissues and cells of Drosophila.
· Conducting high resolution imaging microscopy using various technologies.
· Managing a small team of undergraduate researchers.
· Collaborating across multiple projects within the laboratory and internationally.
· Communicating research findings within the laboratory and internationally.
· Writing papers, grant proposals and generating publication quality figures.

Experience and qualifications required:

· PhD in the field of molecular biology or biochemistry, preferably with some knowledge of Drosophila melanogaster.
· 5 years or more of postdoctoral experience at a high-level research laboratory in the field of developmental biology and genetics.
· Proficiency in techniques such as immunofluorescence, flow cytometry, RNASeq, laser scanning confocal microscopy, and live imaging.
· A publication track record in high quality academic journals.
· Extensive experience with utilizing Drosophila databases and resources.
· Evidence of excellent communication skills from presentations at national and international conferences.

To apply, please submit required materials online to by July 17, 2020.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy. (

Job location

Los Angeles, California


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • 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.
  • Cover Letter (Optional)
  • Statement of Research (Optional)
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)
Reference requirements
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