Postdoctoral Researcher in Molecular and Medical Pharmacology

University of California Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine

United States

Postdoctoral Researcher, Tseng Lab, Molecular and Medical Pharmacology

Job #JPF06205
  • David Geffen School Of Medicin - MOLECULAR & MEDICAL PHARMACOLOGY

Recruitment Period

Open date: February 17th, 2021

Next review date: Wednesday, Mar 17, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Apr 16, 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.

Position description

Postdoctoral research positions have become available in the research laboratory of Dr. Hsian-Rong Tseng located in the California NanoSystems Institute ( on the UCLA campus. We are looking for highly motivated individuals to be part of an interdisciplinary research team associated with the California NanoSystems Institute and Department of Molecular & Medical Pharmacology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA to work on the development of nanoparticle vectors for clinical applications including vaccines and genome editing. To learn more about our research, please visit .

With stable funding support including industry-sponsored projects and National Cancer Institute grants, Dr. Tseng’s research team has assembled a group of chemists, engineers, physicians from UCLA and Cedars Sinai Medical Center, as well as industrial partners from Sorrento Therapeutics (NASDAQ: SRNE) and Pulsar Therapeutics to leverage advances in both nanotechnology and microfabrication to create novel nonviral vectors. These nonviral vectors are expected to achieve highly effective vaccination and enable CRISPR-Cas9-mediated genome editing to treat genetic diseases, e.g., X-Linked Retinoschisis (XLRS) and hemophilia.

The ideal candidates should have a Ph.D. degree in organic/polymer chemistry, bioengineering, or materials science. Previous experience with nanoparticle vectors, bioconjugation, controlled release, gene therapy and/or drug delivery is highly desirable.

The positions are open immediately. Interested candidates should submit a brief cover letter and curriculum vitae.

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

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • 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.
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  • Misc / Additional (Optional)
Job location
  • Los Angeles, CA

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