Postdoctoral Scholar - Physiology University of California Los Angeles
Requisition Number: JPF08853
A postdoctoral position is immediately available for a highly motivated individual with a strong background in electrophysiology, biochemistry, or structural biology, and an interest in 1) Biophysical and Structural studies of ion channel complexes, 2) Development of novel ion channel modulators for therapeutic use, or 3) Investigation of auto-resistance mechanisms in poisonous animals in the lab of Prof. Fayal Abderemane in the Department of Physiology at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). The Abderemane Lab utilizes a multidisciplinary approach including electrophysiology, biochemistry, structural biology, pharmacology, and cell-based assays to study how ion channels work, develop novel ion channel modulators, and investigate how poisonous animal survive their own toxins.
The successful candidate will benefit from both a supportive lab environment and the collaborative UCLA community.
1) A recent doctorate degree in the field of biophysics, biochemistry, structural biology, neuroscience, biomedical sciences, or related disciplines 2) Experience and demonstrated achievements in protein biochemistry or biophysics, cryogenic electron microscopy, or in-vitro electrophysiology. Computational skills are also highly desired 3) Strong attention to details, ability to work in teams, and strong work ethics
1) In this role, the appointee will be actively involved in multiple projects/publications, immerse themselves at one of the leading institutions for biomedical research in the world, while learning and exercising skills in neuroscience, integrative physiology, biophysics, biochemistry, structural biology, and science communication. 2) The appointee will also have the opportunity to strengthen their leadership and collaboration skills as we have currently several undergraduate students and are expecting graduate students to join our team this year.
Requirements 1) Updated CV 2) 3-5 references (contact information only)
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, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction jeid-c51c31f713b3684db0ce15667f97c2cf
UCLA is known worldwide for the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs. UCLA offers undergraduate degrees in more than 127 majors and graduate degrees in 198 program areas. UCLA has 11 highly regarded professional schools. Eight are ranked among the nation's top 15 in their field by U.S. News & World Report. UCLA is consistently among the most popular campus in the nation for undergraduate applicants. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Benefits:UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.