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Postdoctoral Position


Pluripotent Stem Cell Energetics
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Broad Stem Cell Research Center

A postdoctoral position is available for studying mitochondrial function, metabolism, and epigenetic regulation in human pluripotent stem cells during self-renewal and lineage directed differentiation (see EMBO J 34:138-153, 2015; Stem Cell Reports 3:743-757, 2014; Developmental Cell 25:81-92, 2013; Nature Protocols 7:1068-1085, 2012; Cell Stem Cell 11:589-592, 2012; EMBO J 30:4860-4873, 2011; Cell Stem Cell 5:111-123, 2009; Stem Cells 26:1484-1489, 2008). The position entails use of state of the art techniques in molecular biology, genome editing tools, next generation sequencing techniques, stem cell culture and differentiation, metabolomics approaches, flow cytometry, cell signaling and gene transfer to study metabolic regulation of cell fate.

Please send a curriculum vitae with a statement of interests and names of three references to:

Dr. Michael Teitell
Professor, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Email: MTeitell@mednet.ucla.edu

Postdoctoral Position


B Cell Activation and Signaling
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center

A postdoctoral research fellow is needed to lead an investigation into the role of the tumor suppressor LKB1 in regulating B cell quiescence and germinal center formation. Recent findings in the lab suggest that this process is mediated by NF-κB signaling, and we are looking for highly motivated candidates to explore this interesting topic with implications for humoral immunity and malignant transformation.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in Molecular Biology/Immunology/Cell Biology or equivalent. Also, familiarity with mouse models, flow cytometry, ELISA, western blotting and other molecular immunological assays is required. The ideal candidate should have a strong background in immunology and cell signaling, and experience in B cell biology is desirable. As the Teitell laboratory has several ongoing project areas, applicants should be self-starting and independent with the ability to help design and carry out the project aims, in addition to being proactive in seeking advice within and outside the lab and in helping to establish and work with collaborators.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Designing and implementing projects
• Documentation and analysis of experimental results
• Preparation of data for publications and/or presentation
• Writing research grant/contract applications for funding of research projects

Please send a curriculum vitae with a statement of interests and names of three references to:

Dr. Michael Teitell
Professor, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Email: MTeitell@mednet.ucla.edu

Postdoctoral Position


Transcriptional Regulation of B Cells
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center

A postdoctoral research fellow is needed to lead an interesting project on the transcriptional regulation of B cell development by the CREB coactivator CRTC2. Recent findings in the lab point to a role for CRTC2 in remodeling the chromatin of differentiating B cells, and we are looking for highly motivated candidates to explore this exciting area with implications for humoral immunity and malignant transformation.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in Molecular Biology/ Immunology/ Cell Biology or equivalent. Also, familiarity with mammalian tissue culture, western blotting, quantitative PCR, ChIP and other molecular biology techniques is required. The ideal candidate should have a strong background in immunology, gene regulation and/or bioinformatics. As the Teitell laboratory has several ongoing project areas, applicants should be self-starting and independent with the ability to help design and carry out the project aims, in addition to being proactive in seeking advice within and outside the lab and in helping to establish and work with collaborators.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Designing and implementing projects
• Documentation and analysis of experimental results
• Preparation of data for publications and/or presentation
• Working with other scientific staff members
• Writing research grant/contract applications for funding of research projects

Please send a curriculum vitae with a statement of interests and names of three references to:

Dr. Michael Teitell
Professor, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Email: MTeitell@mednet.ucla.edu

Postdoctoral Position


Polynucleotide Phosphorylase (PNPase) in Mitochondria
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Molecular Biology Institute


A postdoctoral research fellow is needed to lead an innovative research project on PNPase, an essential endonuclease that is localized to both the intermembrane space and the matrix of mitochondria. Recent breakthroughs in the lab have opened up a potential mitochondrial/nuclear gene regulatory role for this protein, and we are looking for highly motivated candidates to uncover the exciting function of PNPase in mitochondria.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology/Cell Biology or equivalent. Also, familiarity with mammalian tissue culture, western blotting, northern blotting, and other common RNA assay techniques is required. The ideal candidate should have a strong background in RNA biology /gene regulation and/or mitochondrial gene expression. As the Teitell laboratory has several ongoing project areas, applicants should be self-starting and independent with the ability to help design and carry out the project aims, in addition to being proactive in seeking advice within and outside the lab and in helping to establish and work with collaborators.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Designing and implementing projects
• Documentation and analysis of experimental results
• Preparation of data for publications and/or presentation
• Writing research grant/contract applications for funding of research projects

Please send a curriculum vitae with a statement of interests and names of three references to:

Dr. Michael Teitell
Professor, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Email: MTeitell@mednet.ucla.edu

Postdoctoral Position


New Approaches to Cell Engineering and Response Profiling
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
California NanoSystems Institute and Broad Stem Cell Center Bioengineering Core

A postdoctoral position is available for developing and applying new approaches in cell engineering and response profiling. Current approaches include a photothermal nanoblade (see NanoLetters 12:5669-5672, 2012; PNAS 108: 12095-12100, 2011; Analytical Chemistry 83:1321-1327, 2011), a massively parallel version of the nanoblade (see Nature Methods 12:439-444. 2015), and a live cell interferometer (LCI) (see Nature Methods 11: 1221-1228, 2014; PLoS One Dec 22;9(12):e1157262014; Biophysical Journal 105:593-601, 2013; PLoS One 8(7):e689162013; Biophysical Journal 101:1025-1031, 2011; ACS Nano 2:841-846, 2008). The position entails strong analytical approaches, interdisciplinary collaborations, fundamental understanding in cell and molecular biology, general understanding of engineering principles, excellent communications skills, and a wide variety of techniques, technique development, and applications to generate the newest state of the art approaches in basic and translational biology.

Please send a curriculum vitae with a statement of interests and names of three references to:

Dr. Michael Teitell
Professor, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Email: MTeitell@mednet.ucla.edu


Staff Research Associate I/Project Scientist


Project Associate

A project associate position is available for assisting in main project areas of the lab as needed. Must have good communication skills, function well within a team, and also be able to work independently. This can include use of molecular biology techniques and some work at interface with nanotechnology and engineering applications. Under the direction of the Principal Investigator, the Staff Research Associate/Project Scientist will participate in various key studies to help generate data and publications. Preferred skills include Western, Southern, and Northern blot analysis, tissue and cell culturing using aseptic techniques, maintaining multiple adherent and suspension cell lines, making whole cell protein extracts, fractionation of cells to obtain cytoplasmic and nuclear extracts, flow cytometry, restriction enzyme digestion, running agarose gels and PCR. Other skills will be taught as necessary. Participation in weekly laboratory meetings through presentations and data from experiments and biweekly discussions of high-impact research articles related to the lab’s field of study is required.

Qualifications: Must have a B.A./B.S. in Biology, technology, or a related field. Applicants with a Ph.D. are also encouraged to apply for SRA I or Project Scientist tracks. Training will be provided for techniques needed for the job but a successful candidate must have at least some basic experience in working with DNA, RNA and proteins, and experience running PCR and restriction digests. Personal computer and basic computer application skills required. Be willing to work weekends and evenings, as needed.

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Please email resume or curriculum vitae and names of three references to:

Fasih Ahsan
Teitell Laboratory Manager
Email: FAhsan@mednet.ucla.edu


Undergraduate Student Intern


Freshman/Sophomore Work Study Interns

Description: Undergraduate Student needed to perform basic molecular biology techniques such as DNA, RNA, and protein isolation, PCR, restriction enzyme digests and agarose gel electrophoresis. Other additional lab duties that are required include washing dishes, autoclaving glassware, disposing of biohazardous and chemical waste, and preparing reagents and solutions for general lab use.

Qualifications: All training for molecular biology techniques and general lab upkeep will be provided. Must be able to work independently after training. Must have excellent verbal and record keeping skills. Position requires that the student must be available to work approximately 8-12 hours per week.

Please email resume or curriculum vitae and names of three references to:

Fasih Ahsan
Teitell Laboratory Manager
Email: FAhsan@mednet.ucla.edu

Please include a copy of your most current DPR and your upcoming quarter schedule if available.

 
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