The Nathanson lab focuses on
malignant brain tumors, in particular glioblastoma – one of the most lethal
of all cancers. We take an interdisciplinary approach to understand the
biology of brain cancer and to develop innovative therapeutics to ultimately
improve on patient outcomes.
We have established a
drug discovery & development program that is focused on synthesizing and
testing new, potent and brain-penetrant drugs that specifically target
malignant glioma cells. The Staff Research Associate will be responsible for assisting in
conducting research including molecular biology experiments and cell
culture work to assess drug metabolism and pharmacokinetic properties of lead
compounds in vitro.
knowledge of basic genetics, molecular biology and biochemical principles.
- Strong molecular biology skill-set,
including experience with cell culture, PCR, RT-PCR, Western blot, and cloning.
- Ability to
work independently and follow through on assignments with minimal
computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft applications.
and communication skills to effectively interact with a diverse group of
faculty, staff, postdoctoral fellows and students.
- Ability to
communicate effectively to convey experimental results.Ability to
learn new methods and protocols and to adapt these to current laboratory
- Familiarity with in vitro drug screening studies
including purified kinase, proliferation, and other DMPK studies.
- Experience with basic laboratory equipment,
including centrifuge, pH meter, incubators, biosafety cabinet hoods, PCR
machines and electrophoresis apparatus.
- B.S. or M.S.
in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, or related field.
UCLA 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, or protected Veteran status.