Postdoctoral Scholar

Los Angeles, California
Salary will be determined based on qualifications and experience
February 03 2021
Position Type
Full Time
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Job Type

The G.O. Discovery Laboratory at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is seeking a Postdoctoral Scholar. The laboratory is affiliated with the UCLA Eli and Edythe Broad Cell Research Center, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the Molecular Biology Institute. These appointments will be under the supervision of Professor Sanaz Memarzadeh, M.D., Ph.D., in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine.

Applications are being sought from recent Ph.D., M.D., or M.D./Ph.D. graduates with a strong background in molecular and cell biology. Candidates are expected to have experience with microscopy, immunohistochemistry, FACS analysis, virology, and immunology. Experience with small animal surgical procedures are strongly preferred.  The ideal candidate should be highly motivated and have publications in peer-reviewed journals with at least two being the first author.

The candidate will be part of a scholarly team performing research aimed at understanding pathways that can initiate gynecologic cancers and developing more effective treatment strategies for these diseases. The goal is to develop strategies that can target these cancers that can be translated from the laboratory to the clinic.  Focus areas of study will include but are not limited to tumor cell and microenvironment interactions in gynecologic cancers, the role of stem progenitor cells, DNA damage response, cancer initiating tumor cell subpopulations, approaches to model disease in vivo, and the role of immune cells in regulating response to therapy. 

Salary will be determined based on qualifications and experience.

For more information regarding the G.O. Laboratory, please visit

Applications will require the following documents:

  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Letter of interest
  • Reprints of 3 peer-reviewed publications in which the applicant is a co-author
  • 3 Letters of recommendation

Interested candidates can apply by sending these materials to

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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