UCLA Faculty Position in Psychoneuroimmunology
Director of the UCLA Cousins Center Program in Social Genomics
The Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences and the Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior (an interdisciplinary research and education institute devoted to the understanding of complex human behavior) at UCLA and the Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology invite applications for a full-time tenure-equivalent career position at the Professor level.
Qualifications: Senior scientist with active collaborative research program and distinguished publication record in the field of psychoneuroimmunology. The successful candidate will have a strong background in behavioral science, neuroscience, immunology, and statistical bioinformatics; a record of sustained extramural research support; a history of successful research collaborations with both behavioral, social and biomedical scientists; a record of technical and analytic innovations in human functional genomics; strong communications skills to support the translation of research findings to scientific, policy, and public audiences. Applicant preference will be given be to those already appointed at the Professor level. The Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences has a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. A track record of mentorship and advising individuals from groups historically underrepresented in medicine is desired.
This faculty appointment will promote interdisciplinary research, education, and training opportunities in psychoneuroimmunology including: basic laboratory studies on the molecular pathways through which psychological, social, and central nervous system processes influence human gene regulation and consequent health impacts; conceptualization and incorporation of genomic methods into translational health research programs in the social/behavioral and health sciences (with a particular emphasis on clinical cancer research); management of laboratory operations for the Molecular Biology Division of the Norman Cousins Inflammatory Biology Core Laboratory (including nationwide client engagement, strategic consulting in project conceptualization and study design, transcriptome profiling assays, genomic data analysis and interpretive bioinformatics); development of new analytic methods to facilitate studies of social signal transduction and biobehavioral interactions among psychological, neural, and immune system function.
To apply, please submit materials online at http://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF02843
For further information please contact Patricia Ganz, M.D.
Deadline for applications is May 8, 2017.
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