Assistant Project Scientist in Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology

University of California Los Angeles Department of Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology

United States

Assistant Project Scientist - Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology

Job #JPF05218

Recruitment Period

Open January 15th, 2020 through Friday, Feb 14, 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 epigenetic states are maintained and perceived by the cell.
· Working with Arabidopsis thaliana as a model species.
· Gaining a genomic perspective on the epigenetic landscape.

Role and Responsibilities:
· Designing experiments and implementing research projects.
· Generating next generation sequencing (NGS) libraries.
· Designing bioinformatic pipelines for analysis of high-throughput sequencing data.
· 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, preferably with a focus on chromatin.
· 5 years or more of postdoctoral experience at a high-level research laboratory in the field of plant epigenetics.
· Proficiency in techniques such as ChIP-seq, WGBS, RNA-seq and ATAC-seq.
· A publication track record in high quality academic journals.
· Extensive experience with command line interface, computing clusters and proficiency with R and Python is preferred.
· Evidence of excellent communication skills from presentations at national and international conferences.

Please apply by February 14, 2020, by submitting your materials to

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, 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.


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)


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