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Senior Research Associate

Department of Medicine Los Angeles, California

The Ryan (Firth) lab in the Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine is seeking highly motivated SeniorResearch Associate to work in a fast paced multidisciplinary research environment on an innovative research project focusing on biological and biomechanical changes driven by genetic variables impacting mucociliary clearance in the lung.

Job Description: 

We are seeking individuals with significant experience in human lung biology who have experience in culture of lung epithelium in vitro at an air-liquid interface. Their position will involve generation, maintenance, differentiation and gene-editing of primary lung stem cells; analysis of cilia function and comparison of genetic variables. They will provide training and mentorship to junior members of the laboratory and work closely with a technician to achieve the goals of this project. Candidates should be prepared to work in a highly dynamic and fast-paced research environment. We seek enthusiastic, dedicated and hardworking individuals with a genuine interest in carrying out the highest quality science and publishing high impact manuscripts. Good interpersonal skills, scientific writing skills and the ability to function independently as well as a willingness to collaborate within a team are required. We are looking to hire someone who would like to become an integral part of our laboratory team.


Preferred Education:  PhD preferably in lung biology or a related field

Preferred Experience:  lung biology, differentiation of airway cells, analysis of mucociliary function, stem cells, in vitro lung models

Preferred Field of Expertise: PhD in biology, preferably with a focus on lung biology, cilia function, developmental biology, bioengineering

Posting Salary Range: Will commensurate relevant experience

Percentage of Time: 100%

Fixed Term: 09/01/2019-08/31/2020  (with the potential to extend to 3 years on an annual basis)

Minimum Education: Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate Minimum Experience: 3 years Minimum Field of Expertise: Directly related education and experience in research specialization with advanced knowledge of equipment, procedures, analysis methods, principles, theories and concepts.

REQ20078343 Posted Date: 08/14/2019 - Thru date - 2019-08-27
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