Job Title: Postdoctoral Researcher in Virology
Job Number: 71719
Location: Los Angeles, US
About the lab. The Bouhaddou lab (bouhaddoulab.org and https://www.mimg.ucla.edu/people/mehdi-bouhaddou-ph-d/) is a Quantitative Systems Biology lab that opened in February 2023 as part of the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics (MIMG) (https://www.mimg.ucla.edu/) and Quantitative and Computational Biosciences Institute (QCBio) (https://qcb.ucla.edu/) at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Bouhaddou performed his PhD in mathematical modeling with Marc Birtwistle and postdoc in virology and proteomics with Nevan Krogan (for a list of prior publications: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=2_U6F9EAAAAJ&hl=en). The Bouhaddou lab believes in diversity, equity, and inclusion and is committed to strong mentorship of trainees to help them reach their career goals.
The lab is generally focused on studying virus-host interactions using mass spectrometry proteomics, bioinformatics, and molecular biology to systematically compare how different viruses manipulate, and are manipulated by, host-generated post-translational modifications. Candidates need no prior experience in mass spectrometry proteomics or computer programming, only prior experience in molecular virology is required; the other disciplines can be learned during the postdoc. The lab is open to studying a range of viruses and host systems, interested to:
(1) Map host post-translational modification cascades manipulated by different viruses.
(2) Identify mechanisms by which viruses manipulate signaling cascades.
(3) Understand the impact of viral protein post-translational modifications.
(4) Identify host enzyme dependencies to identify multi-virus therapeutic targets.
The Bouhaddou lab possesses a mass spectrometry instrument as well as adjoining wet and dry lab space, available to postdocs for training and research. If the candidate has no prior proteomics or computational experience, they will gain this training during their postdoc.
Applicant information. We are seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher with a PhD or MD degree and prior expertise in molecular virology and molecular biology. We encourage postdocs to follow their passions and articulate a clear training plan, which clarifies how the trainee will combine their prior experiences with a new skill set they will learn in the lab. Applicants with underrepresented identifies in the sciences are encouraged to apply.
How to apply. Interested individuals should send an email highlighting prior experience, representative publications, and reasons behind lab interest, as well as a curriculum vitae (CV), to [Please click the Apply button for the link or email].
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy: https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction
Application Deadline: 2024-05-24