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Research Fellow | Job Code: 19-085 at The Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor UCLA Medical Center LA BioMed in Torrance, California

Posted in Science 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • PhD in a Microbiology, Molecular Biology, or Biochemistry or a related field of study

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel

  • Experience in molecular mycology is preferred, and applicants should be well versed in technologies such as CRISPR-Cas9, RNAi etc.

  • Experience with host interactions

  • Past experience working with mouse models for fungal pathogens

  • Strong background in the molecular biology of microorganisms (fungal genetic manipulation)

  • Experience in immunology and recombinant protein chemistry

  • Ability to work as a member of a team

Description of Duties:

  • The position will be a part of a bustling NIH funded research environment that is active in areas of molecular biology, fungal immunology and pathogenesis of fungal/bacterial organisms and drug development.

  • The research projects focus on identifying signaling pathways governing biofilm dispersal in Candida albicans, and will utilize medicinal chemistry approaches to discover novel inhibitors of biofilm formation and dispersal.

  • Cloning, CRISP-CAs, RNA, other molecular approaches to make mutants in fungi/bacteria


  • Southern/Northern Western Blot

  • Yeast genetics

  • Mammalian tissue culture

  • Cell-base assay

  • Flow cytometry

  • Write grants

  • Conduct independent research

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