Assistant Project Scientist in Neurosurgery

University of California Los Angeles

United States

Assistant Project Scientist

Job #JPF05324
  • David Geffen School Of Medicin - NEUROSURGERY

Recruitment Period

Open February 21st, 2020 through Sunday, Mar 22, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)


The Assistant Project Scientist in the laboratories of Dr.’s Robert Prins and Linda Liau will perform independent research to study changes in the anti-tumor immune response to malignant brain tumors following immunotherapy. The Assistant Project Scientist I will also be responsible for helping to supervise graduate students and undergraduate student researchers, preparing manuscripts for publication in scientific journals, and assisting with the preparation of grant proposals. This position requires a Ph.D. in computational biology or related field and a minimum of 5 years of experience in computational cancer cell/immune cell biology and bioinformatics. The Assistant Project Scientist position is a non-Senate position for 12-months in the first instance. Step is commensurate with experience. Interested applicants should e-mail their resumes to: Starting Date; March 20, 2020

The assigned project is focused on discovering the mechanisms of anti-tumor immunity induced by immunotherapy for glioblastoma.

Specific Responsibilities include:
Responsibilities of this position include study design, data acquisition, statistical computation, and literature review and manuscript/grant preparation.
Additional Duties:• Supervision of undergraduates, graduate students and new postdoctoral trainees in the lab.• 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 5 years research experience in computational tumor cell/immune cell biology in an academic setting or equivalent.• Candidate should have extensive experience with bioinformatics, cancer genomics and analysis, including single cell RNA-seq, 5’TCR seq and gene expression, mass cytometry, and bulk RNA-seq. The candidate will report directly to the Principal Investigator and will successfully carry out experiments and analyze the data generated with minimal supervision. • Ability to handle several projects simultaneously.• Ability to help and train various personnel in single cell RNA seq/mass cytometry and analysis and make significant contributions to the design and execution of other laboratory members' experiments.

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

Westwood, 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)


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