Postdoc-Gynecologic Oncology-University of California Los Angeles, USA (California)


Location: Los Angeles, CA, United States

Deadline: 15/08/2016


The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is a public research university in the Westwood district of Los Angeles, California, United States. It became the Southern Branch of the University of California in 1919, making it the second-oldest undergraduate campus of the ten-campus system after the original University of California campus in Berkeley (1873). It offers 337 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a wide range of disciplines. UCLA has an approximate enrollment of 30,000 undergraduate and 12,000 graduate students, and has 119,000 applicants for Fall 2016, including transfer applicants, the most applicants for any American university.

A funded position is available immediately in the laboratory of Sanaz Memarzadeh M.D., Ph.D. Professor in Gynecologic Oncology in the David Geffen School of Medicine. This laboratory (G.O. Discovery Laboratory:, located at the UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center in the Terasaki Life Science building, is also affiliated with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Eli and Edythe Broad Stem Cell Research Center and the Molecular Biologic Institute at UCLA.

The research programs in this laboratory focus on:

  1. Targeting of therapy resistant ovarian and endometrial cancer cells with a major focus on eliminating cancer stem cells. This laboratory has access to clinical specimens from the operating rooms at UCLA. The G.O. Discovery team has already identified therapeutic targets that are moving into clinical trials for ovarian cancer patients.
  2. Understanding the role of epithelial and stromal interactions in gynecologic cancers with a focus on the role of hormonal signaling in this process.
  3. Defining the genetic changes that induce ovarian and endometrial cancers with a focus on finding better tolerated and more effective treatments for patients.

Highly motivated, hard-working recent Ph.D. or M.D. graduates with a strong record of publication in molecular biology; cellular biology and immunology are welcome to apply for this position. Applications are particularly encouraged from candidates who have experience in microscopy, immunohistochemistry, FACS analysis, handling of primary cells, virology and small animal surgical procedures. Outstanding oral and written communication skills are needed in order to communicate with the PI, other scientists and clinical collaborators.

This laboratory is located within a new building at the UCLA main campus, blocks away from Westwood Village. Westwood is a beautiful area with multiple attractions including a variety of restaurants, theaters, coffee shops and stores. The weather is fantastic, with temperatures generally in the 70s or 80s. Reasonably priced housing is available in the area.

How to apply

If you are interested in this position please e-mail your personal statement and CV to Dr. Memarzadeh, at No phone calls please.



Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Terasaki Life Sciences Building

Charles E. Young Drive East

Los Angeles

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