Adjunct Assistant Professor University of California Los Angeles
Requisition Number: JPF05351
The Center for Cerebral Palsy at UCLA/OIC, in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, is recruiting a non-tenure track, full-time Adjunct faculty position at the Assistant level to serve as a translational scientist in the area of cerebral palsy muscle and biomechanical research.
Candidates must have a PhD in Biomechanics and postdoctoral training in muscle physiology. The ideal candidate will also have a clinical degree in Physical Therapy. Candidates are expected to have extensive experience in the areas of muscle physiology with specific expertise in matrix biology and regenerative medicine. The candidate will need to have experience in evaluation of in-vitro extracellular matrix composition, organization and biomechanical properties including the use of atomic force microscopy and mass spectrometry and to have mastered the full range of in-vitro biology assays including standard molecular biological and protein biochemical methods, immunohistochemistry and tissue and cell culture. Experience related to live cell imaging and RNA sequencing is an asset. Additionally, the candidate must have experience in a clinical gait and motion analysis laboratory. Training in kinematic, kinetic and electromyography assessment of patients is required. They should have experience in quantitative assessment of strength, spasticity and stiffness.
The Center for Cerebral Palsy is developing a translational science program, ranging from the development of a small animal model for spastic cerebral palsy, drug development, and preclinical imaging to clinical research and clinical service. To meet the Division's distinct needs, the successful candidate will be responsible for the management of in-vitro and in-vivo evaluation of muscle mechanical properties, optimization of relevant murine models and therapy models; mechanistic in-vitro studies; supervising and managing students, post-doctoral researchers and research technicians.
The selected incumbent will interact with regulatory experts in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Lab Safety Management. The appointed faculty is expected to secure funding by grant submissions to intra-and extramural agencies. Other activities will include strategic planning/project management, overseeing experimental studies; integrating translational research from cells to murine models to clinical populations; and teaching and training, to include provide lectures to residents, undergraduate students, graduate students and trainees. Candidate must also document ability to evaluate proposed investigational projects, in vitro and in-vivo. The successful candidate must have at least three publications as a lead author (first or co-first author).
The UCLA Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from a diverse background and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for disadvantaged students. The Department is committed to building a more diverse faculty, staff and student body as it responds to the changing population and education needs of California and the nation.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction
UCLA is known worldwide for the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs. UCLA offers undergraduate degrees in more than 127 majors and graduate degrees in 198 program areas. UCLA has 11 highly regarded professional schools. Eight are ranked among the nation's top 15 in their field by U.S. News & World Report. UCLA is consistently among the most popular campus in the nation for undergraduate applicants. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Benefits:UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.