Assistant Project Scientist in Biomedical Sciences

University of California Los Angeles

United States

Assistant Project Scientist in Biomedical Sciences

Job #JPF05548

Recruitment Period

Open May 20th, 2020 through Monday, Jun 22, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)


UCLA’s Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics is seeking to fill an Assistant Project Scientist position. The Assistant Project Scientist candidate will perform independent research on the role of Type I interferons in neonatal HIV infection.

The Assistant Project Scientist will also be responsible for supervising junior members in the laboratory and coordinating inter-laboratory collaboration projects. The Assistant Project Scientist position is a 12 month non-Senate position.

Interested candidates should apply on-line by June 15, 2020 on this site:

Start date: September 1, 2020.

Specific Responsibilities include:

The design and execution of experimental studies on the role of Type I interferons in neonatal HIV infection. Examining new targets for therapeutic approaches to improve the control of HIV and secondary infections. Supervision of junior lab members, and coordination of inter-laboratory collaboration projects. This position requires a Ph.D. in Biology or Biochemistry and a minimum of 8 years experiences working with the human immune system and HIV infection.

Additional Duties:

• Oversee undergraduates, graduate students and other trainees in the laboratory.

• Coordinate inter-laboratory collaboration projects

• Ability to work on multiple projects efficiently and effectively.

• Ability to work independently on scientific projects.

• Assist with preparation of grant proposals.

• Preparation of manuscripts for publication in scientific journals.

• Required to communicate well with other scientists worldwide.

• Candidate should have at least 8 years research experience in immunology, biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology and virology in an academic setting or equivalent.

• Candidate should have prior training and direct experience working with the human immune system and HIV.

• Candidate should have extensive experience in recombinant DNA techniques, qRT-PCR, and molecular biology techniques, sterile technique for cell culture with BSL-2+ practices, HIV infection of peripheral blood lymphocytes, ELISA, multi-color flow cytometry, and immunology research.

• 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.

• Oversee the maintenance of the laboratory.

• The candidate will be required to complete all appropriate safety training as mandated by the campus’s Environmental Health & Safety Office

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 and Affirmative Action Policy.

University policy is intended to be consistent with the provisions of applicable State and Federal laws.

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 location

Los Angeles, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter (Optional)
  • Statement of Research (Optional)
  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)
  • 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.
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

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