[Job Announcement] Academic Administrator III – UCLA Undergraduate Minor in Biomedical Research

Academic Administrator III – UCLA Undergraduate Minor in Biomedical Research


Open July 24th, 2019 through Friday, Aug 23, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)


UCLA Undergraduate Minor in Biomedical Research

(1) Develop and implement inquiry-based laboratory courses for undergraduate students, including preparation of manuscripts for publication of student-generated research data; (2) expand teaching capacity, as needed, for existing courses; (3) provide crucial guidance to students seeking lab placements and broker the arrangements between faculty and students; and (4) enhance our ability to disseminate our results internally and externally and compete effectively for extramural funding. The incumbent reports to the Director of the UCLA Undergraduate Minor in Biomedical Research, an interdisciplinary minor, housed within the Division of Life Sciences and overseen by a Faculty Advisory Committee comprised of faculty members from the biomedical sciences in both the College and the School of Medicine.


Academic Administration

  1. Approve admission of students to the minor.
  2. Manage the placement of undergraduates in laboratories that best suit their interests.
  3. Manage mechanisms to provide individual career advice and mentoring to students to facilitate their acceptance and transition to postgraduate programs (MD, MSTP, PhD).
  4. Monitor research laboratory training programs to ensure high standards of excellence.
  5. Identify sources of and assist in application for external funding.
  6. Participate in dissemination of program activities and outcomes through the preparation of scholarly manuscripts for publication, development of online resources, and presentation at professional conferences.
  7. Develop new vehicles for intramural and extramural outreach.
  8. Flexibility to develop programs and activities that align with and enhance the vision of the Biomedical Research Minor.


  1. Teach lower division inquiry-based laboratory course.
  2. Teach additional offerings of lower or upper division courses as needed.
  3. Participate in development of new courses that introduce students to the process of research and scientific inquiry.

QUALIFICATIONS: Qualifications include a Ph.D. degree in a life science discipline (Biology, Microbiology, Developmental Biology, Physiology, Biochemistry, Neuroscience, Genetics or other related field); experience in undergraduate mentorship or teaching at a university level; demonstrated skill in teaching undergraduate research-based laboratories at a university level or ability to conduct undergraduate seminars based on current biomedical research; experience mentoring undergraduate students in issues related to biomedical research. Experience with innovative teaching methodologies essential. Must have ability to develop and lead inquiry-based laboratory courses. Experience with genetic model systems highly preferred. Applicants with Drosophila expertise are strongly encouraged to apply.

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

TERM OF APPOINTMENT: 12-month appointment.

Los Angeles, CA

Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
Cover Letter
Statement of Teaching
Statement of Contributions to Diversity – Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.
Statement of Research (Optional)
Misc. / Additional (Optional)

Names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references.

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, national origin, sex orientation, gender identity, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy (http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct).


Los Angeles, CA


Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research (Optional)
  • Statement of Teaching
  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion – An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)