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Project Scientist or Recent Postdoctoral Scientist Graduate - Dept. of Medicine/Comprehensive Transplant/Immunology Ctr. - Zhang Lab

Los Angeles, California


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Requisition # HRC0715375

As a Project Scientist, you will work independently and in cooperation with the Principal Investigator to make significant and creative contributions to a research or creative project in any academic discipline. You may be an ongoing member of a research team or may be employed for a limited period of time to contribute high-level skills to a specific research or creative program. Our Project Scientist title carries out research or creative programs as well as administration of day-to-day lab operations with supervision by a member of the Professorial Series. You may also participate in publications and presentations as author or co-author and may develop, adapt and implement new research techniques and protocols. Our ideal candidate will have Transplantation and Immunology experience/background.

Educational Requirements: 

  • Must be a Ph.D. or M.D. in Molecular Biology, Biology or Biochemistry.


  • Maintains experimental computerized data management, and experience in eukaryotic and prokaryotic systems at the DNA, RNA, or protein level.
  • Experience and knowledge of Transplantation and Immunology, preferred.
  • Minimum of two to three (2-3) years as a Postdoctoral Fellow.  
  • Completion of Postdoctoral appointment in area of specialization. 
  • Knowledge of PI’s area of research specialization.
  • Demonstrated technical competency in a variety of research techniques and protocols.

Physical demands of this role: 

  • Frequent sitting and standing; occasional walking and bending.
  • Occasional lifting of materials up to 25 pounds for distances to 10 feet.  
  • Frequent use of computer keyboards, monitors and telephones.  
  • Responsiveness to auditory alarms and communication devices such as telephones, fire alarms and mechanical failure alarms.  
  • Near visual acuity including color differentiation.
  • Sufficient mobility to access equipment, patients and other customers. Manual dexterity to manipulate equipment safely and efficiently.
  • Working Title: Project Scientist or Recent Postdoctoral Scientist Graduate - Dept. of Medicine/Comprehensive Transplant/Immunology Ctr. - Zhang Lab
  • Department: Diag Lab Immuno
  • Business Entity: Service Lines & Ops
  • City: Los Angeles
  • Job Category: Academic/Research
  • Job Specialty: Research Studies/Clinical Trials
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Shift Length: 8 hour shift
  • Shift Type: Day

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