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Specialist positions are occasionally available throughout the year in the Sue and Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center at the University of California, Irvine. These are typically grant-funded positions under the sponsorship of various faculty members (http://stemcell.uci.edu/people/). Tasks will include working on projects involving a rodent model of neurotrauma and transplantation of human neural stem cells.

Applications are sought from candidates with a B.S/B.A., M.S., or Ph. D degree with a strong laboratory research background, publications, and specialized training in molecular biology, cell biology, neurobiology, or related fields. Evidence of specialized research skills and approaches, and of past research productivity, are preferred.

Please e-mail CV’s to Rebecca Nishi at rnishi@uci.edu AND complete the online application at URL:  https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF05393

The University of California, Irvine 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.

FLOW CYTOMETRY & MASS CYTOMETRY OPERATOR

Position Title: Specialist Series

Type of Supervision: General supervision

Job Summary:  A highly motivated individual who has a strong desire to learn exciting state-of-the-art technology and enjoys being “hands on “ with high-end instrumentation.

Duties:

  • Operation, maintenance and use of the BD FACS Instrumentation and Fluidigm Helios
  • Assist will cell sorting and flow cytometry training
  • Assist with basic lab duties, cleaning, and ordering supplies
  • Prepare reagents for experiments
  • Discuss flow cytometry & mass cytometry technology with potential users
  • Consult with users regarding potential mass cytometry projects which may include guiding experimental set-up and procedure optimization, panel design, and data analysis consultation
  • Provide feedback to users regarding troubleshooting sample quality or staining issues
  • Basic data quality assessment

Qualifications:

  • B.S. degree in biological sciences, biochemistry or related field
  • Minimum 2 year laboratory experience
  • Demonstrated skill with flow cytometry
  • Experience with flow cytometry experimental design (sample preparation, instrument optimization, and data analysis)
  • Ability to identify and troubleshoot critical issues
  • Detail-oriented
  • Strong communication skills and an ability to interact well with others
  • Willingness to work flexible/late shifts as needed is desirable

Qualified candidates may apply on-line at https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF05393 and submit CV’s to vscarfon@uci.edu.

Specialist Series JPF05393

Specialist positions are occasionally available throughout the year in the Sue and Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center at the University of California, Irvine. These are typically grant-funded positions under the sponsorship of various faculty members (http://stemcell.uci.edu/people/).

Qualified candidates with a B.S/B.A., M.S., or Ph.D., degree should send a cover letter and curriculum vitae along with the names and addresses of three references to the following on-line recruitment URL:
https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF05393

The University of California, Irvine 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.

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Postdoctoral positions available in the Center for Complex Biological Systems, University of California, Irvine, California, USA

Two fully-funded positions are available for postdoctoral scholars interested in using mouse molecular genetics, genomics, and computational models to understand fundamental problems in nervous system and heart development and morphogenesis.

One project focuses on the polygenic basis of congenital heart defects and the transcriptional identity of heart progenitor cells in mouse models of mammalian heart development.  Research for the heart project will be focused on understanding how multiple small perturbations to gene expression act collectively to produce heart defects in multi-system birth defects disorders known as transcriptomopathies.

The second project exploits mathematical modeling and genetically-engineered mice to discover how the sizes of neural tissues are precisely specified in the face of developmental variability and external perturbations. Experimental work will focus on transient stem/progenitor cell ablations and their effects on development of neural structures.  Experimental data will be used to validate models of strategies for tissue size control. This work is of direct relevance to the etiology of microcephaly and other neural birth defects.

Successful applicants will have a Ph.D. in molecular and/or developmental biology, neurobiology, genetics, or genomics, and evidence of publication and/or preparation of high quality journal article(s). Successful applicants will have training that provides sufficient preparation for them to be able to use mouse genetics, embryology, molecular biology, high resolution optical imaging (including optical projection tomography and magnetic resolution imaging), together with genomics (RNA sequencing/bioinformatics) to identify morphogenetic abnormalities (progenitor cell proliferation, patterning and migration) and gene expression changes. Single-cell RNA sequencing of early mouse embryos will be used to identify relevant transcriptional changes in individual progenitor cells.

The salary ranges for these positions are negotiable and will be commensurate with training and experience; healthcare benefits are included. Appointments will initially be for a one-year period with extensions for up to 3 years, subject to performance.

Requirements:

  • Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter including Statement of Research
  • References: 2-3 letters of reference required

Please send inquiries to:

Anne L. Calof, Professor, CCBS (alcalof@uci.edu)

Arthur D. Lander, Professor and Director, CCBS (adlander@uci.edu)

 

 

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Postdoctoral position available to study stem cells in congenital heart disease

The UC Irvine Center for Complex Biological Systems (http://ccbs.uci.edu) seeks one to two postdoctoral scholars to study the polygenic basis of congenital heart defects, and the transcriptional identity of heart stem/progenitor cells, in mouse models of mammalian heart development.  The positions are  fully funded and will be supervised by Professors Anne Calof and Arthur Lander.  Research will focus on how multiple small perturbations to gene expression collectively produce heart defects in multi-system birth defects disorders known as transcriptomopathies.

The successful applicant will have a Ph.D. in molecular and/or developmental biology, genetics, or genomics, and evidence of publication and/or preparation of high quality journal article(s). The applicant’s training should provide sufficient preparation to use mouse genetics, embryology, molecular biology, high resolution imaging (including optical projection tomography and MRI), together with genomics (RNA sequencing/bioinformatics), to identify morphogenetic abnormalities (progenitor cell proliferation, patterning and migration) and gene expression changes. Single-cell RNA sequencing of early embryos will also be used to identify transcriptional changes in individual progenitor cells.

Salary level is negotiable and will depend upon the candidate’s experience. All appointments are for one year with potential for extension for up to 3 yeaars dependent upon performance and funding.

Requirements

Please submit a letter of interest, current CV, statement of research and a minimum of 2 reference letters to:
https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF04213

 

The University of California, Irvine 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.

 

 

Research Scientist, Neurology

Location: UC Irvine

Schedule: Full-time

Description

Summary/Scope

The Research Scientist, Neurology will have a strong background and publication record in cellular or molecular biology of cancer, with a preference for expertise in proteasome biology.  The applicant will be able to design and execute a variety of routine in vitro functional assays such as proliferation and gene expression pathway analysis in the context of mechanisms of resistance to chemotherapy.  In addition, the applicant will also be working with in vivo models to understand the biological role of this pathway in various cancer indications. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work closely with discovery and development scientists from both academia and industry, and to present his or her work at project team meetings.

 

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Plan and execute experiments independently
  • Stay current with the literature in order to design experiments that address biological questions
  • Analyze, interpret and present scientific data
  • Interact with drug development team members to design experiments that can address mechanistic questions for the therapeutic of interest
  • Accurately maintain data and reports

 

Qualifications

PhD in Pharmacology, Molecular Biology, or a related biological discipline.  Expertise in design and execution of cell-based biological studies is required.  Experience with rodent model development to characterize anti-cancer activity in vivo, including execution of preclinical pharmacology studies, is required.  Experience with grant writing and submission, managing internal and externally conducted studies, and monitoring study conduct and reporting are highly desired.  Industry experience is preferred but not essential.

 

Skills/Knowledge Required

  • Solid understanding of oncology discovery research, focused primarily on in vitro and in vivo evaluation of small molecules targeting oncology disease targets.
  • Ability to generate high quality data in a dynamic fast paced environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in in vivo study conduct; animal handling, husbandry, dosing by multiple routes, observation recording, blood, tissue collection and limited necropsy.
  • Knowledge of in vitro assessment of pharmacologic activity.
  • Knowledge of outsourcing CROs and monitoring of studies at outsourced sites.

Qualified candidates can contact Dr. Daniela Bota, dbota@uci.edu, for additional information and application procedures.

 

Postdoctoral position available to Study Heart Stem Cells and the Polygenic Basis of Congenital Heart Defects

The UC Irvine Center for Complex Biological Systems (http://ccbs.uci.edu) seeks a postdoctoral scholar to study the polygenic basis of congenital heart defects, and the transcriptional identity of heart progenitor cells, in mouse models of mammalian heart development.  The position is fully funded and will be supervised by Professors Anne Calof and Arthur Lander.  Research will focus on how multiple small perturbations to gene expression collectively produce heart defects in multi-system birth defects disorders known as transcriptomopathies.

The successful applicant will have a Ph.D. in molecular and/or developmental biology, genetics, or genomics, and evidence of publication and/or preparation of high quality journal article(s). The applicant’s training should provide sufficient preparation to use mouse genetics, embryology, molecular biology, high resolution imaging (including optical projection tomography and MRI), together with genomics (RNA sequencing/bioinformatics), to identify morphogenetic abnormalities (progenitor cell proliferation, patterning and migration) and gene expression changes. Single-cell RNA sequencing of early embryos will also be used to identify transcriptional changes in individual progenitor cells.

Salary level is negotiable and will depend upon the candidate’s experience. All appointments are for one year with potential for extension dependent upon performance and funding.

Requirements

Please submit a letter of interest, current CV, statement of research and a minimum of 2 reference letters to:
https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF04213

The University of California, Irvine 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.

 

Postdoctoral Fellow (CIRM grant)

Job # JPF04271
College of Health Sciences – Stem Cell Research Center

Description

Sue and Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center
University of California, Irvine

Postdoctoral Position

The University of California, Irvine’s Stem Cell Research Center has an opportunity for a postdoctoral position within the laboratory of Brian Cummings to work on projects related to traumatic brain injury, neural stem cells, and neuroinflammation. This position requires a Ph.D. degree in one of the following disciplines: neuroscience, immunology, or stem cell biology. A major focus of this position will be to start with GMP-compliant human embryonic stem cells, generate aliquots of CD133 sorted neural stem cells, and transplant hNSCs into the brains of immune deficient rats with and without TBI. Animals will be assessed via a battery of functional assays (MWM, NPR, FST, EPM) followed by histological analysis of cell survival, migration and
fate. Prior experience in stem cell culture, 2D and 3D cell culture, neuroinflammation, small animal surgery, and behavioral assessment is important. Candidates should have a record of completed graduate research that can be directly applied to the fields of interest listed above. The successful candidate must have a strong publication record, excellent analytic and record keeping skills and also have a broad range of general skills, including the ability to maintain effective interactions and collaborations with other members of the lab and Center. The position will be appointed at the level that is commensurate with the education and experience of the individual candidate and is for a period of one year with the possibility of renewal. Applications from members of ethnic and racial minority groups are encouraged to apply and all applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

Application Procedure:
Please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae which should include a record of research experience and the names of three references before 09/30/2016, using the UCI online RECRUIT system at https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF04271

Further information:

Dr. Brian J Cummingss
Sue and Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center
845 Health Sciences Road
Irvine, CA 92697-1705
Email: cummings@uci.edu

The University of California, Irvine 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.

Closing Date: Open until filled.

Specialist Position
The Sue & Bill Stem Cell Research Center at the University of California, Irvine invites applications for a full-time position as Assistant Specialist to study restoration of vision in rat models of retinal degeneration by electrophysiological and behavioral assessment of vision after transplantation. Responsibilities will include development and execution of experiments, data analysis, manuscript preparation, presentation of results, and working with collaborators and other members of the retinal transplant research team at the UC Irvine Sue & Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center.

Requirements – Applications are being sought from degreed candidates with strong laboratory research backgrounds, publications and specialized training. Position is dependent upon extramural funding. Initial appointment is for one year and renewal is based on availability of support. Must be able to work in office and laboratory environment. Expertise in molecular biology, electrophysiology and animal experimentation is desired. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are highly favorable. Candidates must possess a minimum of a bachelor’s degree.

Additional Qualifications

• Ability to multi-task- Manages multiple tasks and projects at one time.
• Communication skills – Reads, writes and speaks fluent English, using appropriate grammar, style and vocabulary. Correctly spells commonly used English words and job specific terms.
• Organizational ability – Well-versed in data management. Demonstrates a systematic approach in carrying out assignments. Is very orderly and excels at cutting through confusion and turning chaos into order.
• Strong problem solving and analytical skills – Demonstrates a strong ability to identify, analyze and solve problems. Translates problems into practical solutions.
• Intellectual ability – Accurately and consistently follows instructions delivered in an oral, written or diagram format. Can provide directions.
• Experience with electrophysiology, rodent surgery, Matlab, and statistical analysis.
• Computer skills – Comfortably and confidently uses a computer and specialized medical software, as well as Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel.
• Possess strong commitment to team environment dynamics.

The University of California, Irvine 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.

Application Procedure:
Please submit a curriculum vitae, along with name and contact information for at least two individuals who can provide letters of recommendation. Applications should be completed through UCI Recruit at https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF03411

Specialist Position Description
The University of California, Irvine, Plastic Surgery Dept., Center for Tissue Engineering Laboratory has an opportunity for a project scientist position within the laboratory to lead on projects related to acellular adipose derived matrices, adipogenesis, adipose derived stem cell culture, rodent animal model placement of matrices and measuring mediators of adipogenesis – histology, flow cytometry, IHC etc. This position requires expertise (masters, post-doctoral or PhD) in some of the following disciplines: neuroscience, biochemistry, immunology, or stem cell biology. A major focus of this position will be to use acellular matrices implanted into mice and measuring the sequence of adipogenesis. In addition, other projects related to adipose stem cell biology and ear cartilage framework production are other areas of focus. Candidates should have a record of completed graduate research that can be directly applied to the fields of interest listed above. The successful candidate must have a broad range of skills, including the ability to maintain effective interactions and collaborations with other members of the lab and other specialties (biomedical engineering in particular). The position will be appointed at the level that is commensurate with the education and experience of the individual candidate and is for a period of one year with the possibility of renewal. Applications from members of ethnic and racial minority groups are encouraged to apply and all applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. (Ref: UCI Job #JPF 02626)

The University of California, Irvine 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.