Post-doc opportunities

Post-doctoral position: University of California, Los Angeles  – Develop novel strategies for anti HIV hematopoietic stem cell based gene therapy.

We seek a highly motivated post-doctoral researcher to join our team.

A post-doctoral fellow will entail our current research projects to investigate the development of a novel anti-HIV hematopoietic stem/progenitor cell (HSPC) based gene therapy for HIV cure. Specific aims are 1) To develop a highly efficient gene editing system for human HSPC using a Sendai virus CRISPR/Cas9 delivery, 2) To develop novel multi-pronged anti-HIV gene therapeutic lentiviral vectors and characterize therapeutic reagents to inhibit HIV infection in HSPC and their progeny 3) To determine the long-term anti-gene expression and stable control of HIV through HIV resistant genetically engineered human HSPC transplant in the human Bone marrow, Liver and Thymus (BLT) transplanted humanized mouse model. This project is funded by NIH R01 and U19 awards.           

If interested, please send your CV to an@ucla.edu


Postdoctoral Scholar: Clinical and laboratory projects focused on impact of environment and work on male fertility.

Position Availability:  Immediately

Seeking candidates who have two or more of the following: male reproductive health training or andrology training, laboratory skills, clinical skills, and research experience. Applicants should possess the professional and personal characteristics necessary to function well as a postdoctoral-level scholar in an academic medical center and as an integral member of an inter-professional team. The successful candidate will work with Dr. Wendie Robbins, Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, Fielding School of Public Health and School of Nursing.

Selection criteria will focus on background training and experience as well as future research aspirations. Applicants must have completed all Ph.D. requirements by the time of appointment.  Preference will be given to candidates who have obtained their terminal degree within the last 3 years. This position is available for 1 year beginning 2018 and may be extended for another year based on performance, competence, productivity and funding.

Application review begins immediately. Interested candidates should forward a short cover letter (2-3 pages detailing desired research interests and goals for the fellowship year as well as relevant research/clinical work/coursework background), CV and list of 3 references by email to:

 

Wendie Robbins, PhD, Audrienne H. Moseley Endowed Chair

Center for Occupational and Environmental Health

UCLA School of Nursing and Fielding School of Public Health

Phone: 310-825-8999            wrobbins@sonnet.ucla.edu