UCLA Department of Biological Chemistry/ UCLA-DOE Institute

JOB POSTING: Assistant Researcher

Researcher Series
UCLA Department of Biological Chemistry/ UCLA-DOE Institute 

The Department of Biological Chemistry/ UCLA-DOE Institute (http://www.biolchem.ucla.edu/), a basic science department within the UCLA School of Medicine, invites highly qualified applications for positions as Assistant Researcher. Qualified candidates with a Ph.D. in biology, biochemistry, molecular, cell biology, or related fields, are encouraged to apply.

Job Duties:

  1. Standard molecular biology techniques including construction and preparation of recombinant bacterial plasmids for expression of proteins in bacteria.

  2. Synthesis of peptides, carrying natural and non-natural amino acids.

  3. Affinity purification, HPLC and mass spectrometry analysis of peptides and protein.

  4. Protein aggregation assays, such as Thioflavin T or Congo Red assays.

  5. Electron microscopy of amyloid fibrils and samples of interest.

  6. Protein gel electrophoresis under denaturing and non-denaturing conditions.

  7. Western-blot and dot-blot techniques for the detection of amyloid proteins.

  8. Preparation of cell lines and primary neuronal cultures.

  9. Cell-based toxicity assays, including analysis of the cell cycle phase, the level of reactive oxygen species, apoptosis,

    viability, metabolic activity etc.

  10. Structural analysis of peptides and proteins, by x-ray crystallography, circular dichroism (CD) and nuclear magnetic

    resonance (NMR), among other techniques.

  11. Design and perform in vivo experiments to study amyloid diseases.

  12. Analysis of data generated from in vivo experiments.

  13. Take appropriate actions to optimize and troubleshoot individual techniques as well as overall experiments. Recognize

    and take appropriate action when extended or repeated tests are required to produce meaningful results.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy

Visit https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF02768 for a complete description of the position, required and desired qualifications, and application instructions. Job post will close January 22, 2017. 

Congratulations Kelsey Martin!

Kelsey Martin has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine.

"Election to the Academy is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service." For details, please visit: https://nam.edu/national-academy-of-medicine-elects-79-new…/

BC Welcome Reception 2016 Photos

To view photos of the BC Welcome Reception 2016 held on October 12th, please visit our facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/uclabiolchem/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1306503879374071

 

Congratulations Eddy De Robertis!

Professor Eddy De Robertis was granted the Doctor Honoris Causa degree

On September 1st, 2016, Professor Eddy De Robertis was granted the Doctor Honoris Causa degree by the Universidad de la República in Montevideo, Uruguay, for his outstanding role in the development of Medical Sciences in Uruguay and his scientific contributions with worldwide impact to universal knowledge.

Eddy De Robertis is Distinguished Professor and Norman F. Sprague Chair of Molecular Oncology at the Department of Biological Chemistry, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. He devoted his professional life to investigate the molecular mechanisms of embryonic development. To learn more about his research, please visit his lab home page: http://www.hhmi.ucla.edu/derobertis/index.html

Assistant Professor Position

Assistant Professor Position

The Department of Biological Chemistry (http://www.biolchem.ucla.edu), a basic science department within the UCLA School of Medicine, is seeking applicants with a PhD and/or MD degree for a tenure-track faculty position in any area of biochemistry, molecular, cell, or developmental biology. Although preference will be given to applicants at the Assistant Professor level, exceptional candidates at the Associate or Professor level are also encouraged to apply. Applicants should have an excellent record of creative research accomplishments. The University of California seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning. The new faculty member will be expected to develop an innovative research program addressing fundamental biological questions and to contribute to departmental teaching. The position is state-supported with a guaranteed salary base, outstanding fringe benefits, and substantial start-up funds.

The deadline for submission of applications is October 30, 2016. Applicants should submit a full curriculum vitae, a description of research plan (3-page limit excluding references), and three letters of reference electronically at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu under the “Biological Chemistry” heading (posting # JPF02482). References may submit their letters directly through the same website. 

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy (http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct)

UCLA Career Hub

Professional Development

UCLA Career Hub advertises weekly seminars on both academic and non-academic career preparation co-sponsored by the graduate division and other UCLA entities. These seminars are targeted exclusively to PhD students and postdocs. This is an immensely important resource for your career development. Take advantage of these opportunities now before it is too late. 

Please visit http://grad.ucla.edu/careerhub/ and browse the upcoming opportunities or better yet, subscribe to the blog at the bottom of the Career Hub page, which will send you regular emails advertising each opportunity. For sure, paste the link into your bookmarks.

 

CEILS offers a number of training and practical opportunities to learn how to employ modern college teaching methods. Many of these are through UCLA’s membership in a national organization termed the CIRTL network, which teaches you how to teach and offers certificates of completion that can be listed on your CV when you apply for jobs. If you plan on an academic career, please consider taking the CIRTL online courses and participating in UCLA’s onsite CIRTL meetings. Please visit https://ceils.ucla.edu/

Congratulations Kathrin Plath!

Kathrin Plath was selected as HHMI faculty scholar

Congratulations to Dr. Kathrin Plath for being selected to the inaugural class of HHMI Faculty Scholars, "early-career scientists who have great potential to make unique contributions to their field." Early-career researchers were selected from more than 1,400 applicants at 220 institutions. For more details, please visit: http://media.hhmi.org/FacultyScholars2016-gallery/?_ga=1.153585720.1662333488.1395982720

Congratulations Weizhe Hong!

Weizhe Hong has received a research grant from the Whitehall Foundation and a NARSAD Young Investigator Grant

Congratulations to Dr. Weizhe Hong for receiving two prestigious awards: a research grant from the Whitehall Foundation and a NARSAD Young Investigator Grant from the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation! The Hong Lab studies the molecular basis and the neuronal circuitry underlying social behavior. To learn more, please visit his lab website at http://www.hong-lab.com/

Congratulations Kelsey Martin!

Dr. Kelsey Martin has been named Dean of the David Geffen School of Medicine.

Please see the full story at : http://newsroom.ucla.edu/releases/neuroscientist-named-dean-of-david-geffen-school-of-medicine-at-ucla

 

Giva Semi-Annual Student Scholarship and Worldwide Community Ambassador Award

Grants for anyone attending a college or university worldwide

Two Award Cycles Each Year
Deadlines June 1st and December 1st

https://www.givainc.com/scholarships/student-scholarship-worldwide-community-ambassador-award.cfm

Giva's Corporate Student Scholarship and Worldwide Community Ambassador Award is for anyone attending a college or university worldwide. This scholarship grant is aimed at assisting undergraduate or graduate students further their education as well as expand their social responsibility and community service footprint in the world. There is no specific course of study or major required.

Requirements

Giva will award $1000 scholarships to undergraduate or graduate students who write thoughtful essays in answering the following questions:

How will you use your talents and education to make the world a better place for future generations? What are your career and personal goals and why?

The essay needs to be between 600-1000 words, and must be received by Giva no later than June 1st or December 1st of each year. A current resume must also be included with the essay. Giva will choose the scholarship winners and will award the scholarships by August 15th and February 15th of each year. Students can only apply once in any 12-month period.

In addition to the scholarship winners will be entered into Giva's six-month Worldwide Community Ambassador essay program. Giva will provide a social media platform wherein subsequent essays written by the award winners will be published on the Giva website, as well as other social media. The essays will reflect the personal experiences, perspectives and aspirations of the winners in order to encourage and inspire others.

Your educational institution must post this scholarship announcement on their public web site so that all students at your school have an opportunity to apply. If you found Giva's scholarship on another web site, please advise your school of our scholarship and ask them to please post it on their public web site. Otherwise, you will not be eligible.

Essays may be competitively judged in a public forum and posted anonymously on Giva's public web site for judging so do not include private information in your essay or anything you do not want posted on the Internet.

Eligibility & Applying

All students, regardless of major, currently attending a college or university degree program either full or part-time are eligible and encouraged to apply. The candidate must be enrolled and active as a student already, not a high school student and not waiting to attend the college/university. The award is for school tuition so the scholarship check will be written out to the student's educational institution. Giva employees, family relatives and vendors are not eligible.

In Giva's commitment to preserve our environment, we are only accepting electronic versions of the application. You must email your application, along with your essay and resume to Giva by the indicated deadline. Please see the application for emailing instructions.

Click to download an application.

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