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Postdoctoral Scholar - Research Associate

Molecular Microbiology & Immunology Los Angeles, California

The Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology (MMI) at the Keck School of Medicine, located in the Health Science Campus, is seeking a Postdoctoral Scholar Research Associate.

The Postdoctoral Scholar Research Associate reports to Dr. Keigo Machida and works as part of a research team.

This person will support the laboratory's research including but not limited to:

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • To independently undertake research in the relevant discipline area using the appropriate methods and/or techniques.
  • To produce research reports and/or publications as required by the funding body or for dissemination to the wider academic community.
  • To collaborate with research colleagues and support staff internally as appropriate to the research and to actively develop appropriate external contacts and networks relevant to the project and to future funding opportunities.
  • To provide guidance and support to any students associated with the project.
  • To attend, contribute, and where necessary lead relevant meetings.
  • To ensure that responsibilities identified within internal processes such as Health and Safety guidelines etc. are robustly met by all research team members.
  • To take responsibility for planning and developing research methods and techniques within the framework of the research program.
  • To contribute to relevant teaching activities within the department.
  • To undertake any other duties relevant to the program of research.


Preferred Education: The final candidate must have a PhD or equivalent doctorate within the last five years. A copy of the doctoral diploma or other certification that indicates that the terminal degree has been completed satisfactorily is required. If the doctoral candidate has not yet obtained a degree, he/she should provide evidence that a thesis has been approved together with a documented indication of the expected date of formal graduation.
Preferred Experience: 0-2 years
Preferred Field of Expertise: Publications in peer-reviewed journals in the same or related field



REQ20048032 Posted Date: 08/01/2017

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