ADJUNCT ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
The Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics (MIMG) at the David
Geffen School of Medicine at University of California Los Angeles invites applications for a
faculty position at the Assistant Adjunct Professor level. The Adjunct Assistant Professor will
perform independent research on the mechanisms of posttranscriptional gene regulation in the
mammalian nervous system. Work will include RNA/Protein biochemistry, cell and
developmental biology, and genomics. This work requires using biosafety level 2 (BSL-2)
The position requires a Ph.D. in RNA and protein biochemistry and a minimum of 10 years of
experience in the analysis of gene regulation, the use of tissue and primary neuronal cell culture,
and whole transcriptome analyses using RNAseq and CLIPseq. The Adjunct Assistant Professor
will also be responsible for overseeing graduate students, undergraduate student researchers, and
technical staff, as well as preparing manuscripts for publication and grant applications for
submission to funding agencies.
The position will be open 07/19/19 – 07/30/19
Specific Responsibilities include:
The design and execution of experimental studies on the posttranscriptional gene regulation in
the mammalian nervous system, and the direction of others in these studies. This position
requires animal work and proper training for working in BSL-2 containment.
Additional Duties and Skills needed:
Oversee undergraduates, graduate students, technical staff and new postdoctoral trainees
in the lab.
Ability to work on multiple projects efficiently and effectively.
Ability to maintain an independent research program in mammalian RNA biology.
Ability to successfully obtain and maintain grant funding.
Ability to sustain an active publication record.
Ability to communicate well with other scientists worldwide.
Ability to train personnel from other research groups in genomewide RNA analysis and
make significant contributions to the design and execution of their experiments.
Candidate should have 10 years research experience in biochemistry, molecular biology,
cell biology and genomics in an academic setting or equivalent.
Candidate should have prior experience with mouse breeding.
Candidate should have extensive experience in RNA biology with an emphasis on
Candidate should have extensive experience in recombinant DNA techniques, PCR, cell
culturing techniques, quantitative proteomics, animal research and bioinformatics.
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.
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
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.