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    • Biological Chemistry / David Geffen School Of Medicin / UCLA

    Position overview
    Salary range: $68,400 - $205,000
    Review timeline: June 7, 2023 - July 7, 2023

    Application Window

    Open date: June 7, 2023

    Next review date: Friday, Jul 7, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
    Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

    Final date: Friday, Jul 7, 2023 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

    Applications are sought for a full-time Project Scientist position. The successful candidate will work as part of an interdisciplinary research team in the laboratory of Dr. David Eisenberg in the UCLA Department of Biological Chemistry. The focus of the Eisenberg Lab is on the molecular and structural etiology of neurodegeneration. .

    The Eisenberg Lab works extensively with human brain tissues, cellular models, and purified biomolecules, using techniques including X-ray and electron diffraction, cryogenic electron microscopy, computational modeling, and solution biochemistry and molecular biology. The ideal candidate will have interest and extensive experience in pursuing projects in these biophysical focus areas, will be motivated to learn and implement a variety of cutting-edge computational and experimental techniques, and will be excited to work with and develop teams within the lab. Projects may include but are not limited to computer-based molecular model building guided by experimentally determined density maps, interpretation of structures in terms of biological function and energetics, specimen preparation for structural experiments, writing of research papers and reviews, and mentoring graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in these methods..

    A successful candidate(s) will have the following qualifications:
    • PhD in a Structural Biology Discipline
    • Proven ability to work in a collaborative interdisciplinary environment with scientists ranging from the undergraduate to professional level.
    • Desire and experiencing in determination of atomic structures of bio molecules by X-ray and electron diffraction, and cryogenic electron microscopy.
    • Experience in building atomic models of bio molecules into densities determined by X-ray and electron-based methods.
    • Experience in calculation of energetics of protein assemblies.
    • Experience in forming and maintaining structural biology databases

    Salary Range: $68,400 - $205,000

    Basic qualifications (required at time of application)


    Application Requirements
    Document requirements
    • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

    • Cover Letter

    • Statement of Research

    • 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 EDI Statement FAQ document.

    • Reference check authorization release form - Complete and upload the reference check authorization release form

    • Misc / Additional (Optional)

    Reference requirements
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    As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs – With Updated Interim Amendments. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine Primary Series or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, Religious Objection, and/or Deferral based on pregnancy or recent COVID-19 diagnosis and/or treatment) no later than the applicable deadline. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of receiving the most recent CDC-recommended COVID-19 booster or properly decline such booster no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Exhibit 2, Section II.C. of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Attachment for applicable deadlines. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of being Up-To-Date on seasonal influenza vaccination or properly decline such vaccination no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to the Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Program Attachment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

    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.

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