Find your future at the Ellison Institute

We are looking for outstanding individuals from various backgrounds to help us engender transformative changes in the management of cancer and chronic illness. If you are looking to use your expertise alongside world-class researchers to significantly impact human health, well-being, quantity and quality of life, consider joining the team at the Ellison Institute.

Job Opportunities

Title

Postdoctoral Scholar

Job Summary

The Mumenthaler lab seeks a talented postdoc who is capable of working with a diverse team to develop and apply innovative technologies to cancer target discovery. The successful applicant will develop cutting-edge preclinical models (e.g. organoids and organ-on-chips) to investigate tumor microenvironment interactions impacting colorectal cancer progression. Specifically, the candidate will integrate live-cell confocal imaging and “omics”-based analyses to characterize an ex vivo model of primary human colorectal cancer. This model will serve as a platform to (1) provide new insights into the significance of the physical and cellular microenvironment on tumor progression and (2) test specific therapeutic modalities that focus on disrupting tumor-stromal interactions to prevent or delay tumor progression. Expertise in primary and 3D cell culture, confocal imaging, immunostaining, qPCR, western blotting, genome editing, and next generation sequencing are essential. This position involves the design and documentation of experiments, detailed record-keeping, and weekly presentations to supervisory staff. Good communication and writing skills are essential.

Job Requirements

Candidates should have a PhD degree in molecular/cellular biology, biomedical engineering or other relevant discipline. Applicants with training in advanced mammalian tissue culture techniques and live cell microscopy are encouraged to apply. Excellent verbal and communication skills, and the ability to work both independently and in a team environment are required. Key success factors in the performance of this position include attention to detail, the ability to collaborate across disciplines, and curiosity.

Minimum Education: Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate within previous five years Minimum Experience: 0-1 year Minimum Field of Expertise: Directly related education in research specialization with advanced knowledge of equipment, procedures and analysis methods.

Interested individuals should provide their CV and a 1-2 page cover letter describing their professional goals and how their research experience can advance these research goals.

Location: 12414 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064

Employment Type: Full-Time

Title

Research Lab Technician II

Job Summary

The Research Lab Technician II at the Ellison institute will be responsible for conducting laboratory research experiments to collect data primary involving in vitro experiments on human cell lines, organizing, storing, and analysis of biospecimens and data derived from these experiments. The will be performing all experiments and operations in accord with appropriate regulatory and safety oversight as well as assistance and support for basic laboratory operations (equipment maintenance, making solutions, laboratory organization). A literature review and other outside education to obtain familiarity with research concepts and laboratory techniques relevant to the assigned experiments will be required.  

Job Requirements

Candidates should have a Bachelors degree from an accredited institution. Applicants with at least 2 years experience in a laboratory with a working knowledge of relevant equipment and research protocols are encouraged to apply. Excellent verbal and communication skills, and the ability to work both independently and in a team environment are required. Key success factors in the performance of this position include attention to detail, the ability to collaborate across disciplines, and curiosity.

Location: 12414 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064

Employment Type: Full-Time

Title

Research Engineer

Job Summary

The Artificial Intelligence Research Engineer is responsible for Investigating and developing algorithms and software for the effective training and deployment of Deep Learning models in bio-imaging research.
They will develop tools for acquiring data, processing data, visualizing results, and storing data in databases or archiving systems in single machines or multiple machines using Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Other roles include developing, testing, and running deep learning models for image classification in Python using Pytorch. They will assemble deep learning result metrics and present them to the research team as well as assist in documenting code and data pipelines and creating releases on GitHub. Finally, they will collaborate with scientists to improve results based on biological context and interpretation of images.

Job Requirements

Candidates should have a PhD degree in a relevant discipline. Applicants with proven experience achieving results in a scientific research environment and a deep knowledge base in a specific field are encouraged to apply. Applicants should have experience optimizing deep neural networks for training and inference as well as building data pipelines in the cloud.

Minimum Education: Master’s degree Minimum Experience: 3 years Minimum Field of Expertise: Master’s degree in engineering or related field. Experience in a laboratory setting conducting scientific research. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to communicate technical information to non-technical audiences.

Location: 12414 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064

Employment Type: Full-Time

Title

Research Lab Specialist

Job Summary

The Research Lab Specialist collaborates with principal investigator and other researchers to plan, design and conduct highly technical and complex research projects.
They develop routine histological workflows including tissue fixation techniques, embedding, microtomy and immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence as well as collect imaging data using slide scanning microscopy.
This individual is responsible for analyzing research data and providing interpretations requiring significant immunohistochemistry knowledge. Moreover they advise on methods for improving experiment results and contribute to the development of research documentation for publication. May supervise other employees engaged in laboratory technical services on a regular or project basis.


Job Requirements

Candidates should have a Master's degree in a relevant discipline. Applicants with experience directly related education and research specialization with advanced knowledge of equipment, procedures and analysis methods and ability to supervise on a regular or project basis are encouraged to apply. Excellent verbal and communication skills, and the ability to work both independently and in a team environment are required. Key success factors in the performance of this position include attention to detail, the ability to collaborate across disciplines, and curiosity.

Minimum Education: Related graduate study, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education Minimum Experience: 5 years Minimum Field of Expertise: Directly related education and experience in research specialization with advanced knowledge of equipment, procedures and analysis methods and ability to supervise on a regular or project basis

Location: 12414 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064

Employment Type: Full-Time
Title

Special Assistant to Senior Executive

Job Summary

The Special Assistant to Senior Executive reports directly to the Chief Operating Officer and is expected to provide, strategic, high-level administrative support in managing the day to day operational needs including but not limited to the following job accountabilities:

Establishes, manages, monitors, and coordinates a senior executive’s calendar, with approval of assigned/delegated stakeholder, and/or discussion with the senior executive.

Collaborates in determining calendar priorities and coordinating the efforts of other staff engaged in scheduling the senior executive’s time. Researches, determines, and confirms details and scheduling requirements. Alerts assigned/delegated party of key future appointments and conflicts with existing items, rescheduling as deemed appropriate. Manages the senior executive’s expense reimbursements.

Creates daily agendas that include the next day’s calendar, events, meetings and complete briefings for a senior executive, and senior leadership, as assigned.

Monitors briefings sent to senior executive, ensuring information is acceptably formatted, and identifying documents to be referred and reviewed for further scrutiny. Provides direction and support to other offices’ staff when preparing materials for a senior executive’s schedule, ensuring consistency and continuity. Determines best possible itineraries and travel time for off-site appointments. Ensures all relevant information is included (e.g., maps, directions, times, instructions).

Facilitates communications between a senior executive and any direct reports. Assesses the urgency of situations, determines priorities and appropriate actions. Aids timely, reciprocal exchanges of communication and critical information between the senior executive, university offices, and internal and external stakeholders.

Represents the senior executive through telephone and personal contacts, as needed. Screens, reviews, prioritizes, responds, and/or forwards incoming calls directed to a senior executive, and initiates calls to optimize their time. Determines appropriate contact or action necessary for satisfactory disposition.

Job Requirements

Candidates should have a Master's degree in communications or a relevant discipline. Applicants with eight years’ directly related professional experience in higher education, government, or similar complex organizations requiring discretion, sound judgment, and management are encouraged to apply. This individual should be a proven collaborator and consensus builder, with a track record of successfully partnering with diverse constituencies as well as a proven ability to thrive in fast-paced environments, with high tolerance for ambiguity and complexity. Excellent verbal and communication skills, and the ability to work both independently and in a team environment are required. Key success factors in the performance of this position include attention to detail, the ability to collaborate across disciplines, and curiosity.

Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree Minimum Experience: 5 years Minimum Field of Expertise: Five years’ experience managing and/or supporting administration of an executive’s office. Superior level of professionalism and exceptional attention to details. Proven analytical abilities and multi-tasking skills. Experience managing heavy calendars, coordinating meetings, and making detailed travel arrangements and itineraries. Demonstrated analytical, critical-thinking, and problem-solving skills. Ability to interpret, analyze, and apply pertinent policies, procedures, regulations, and requirements. Demonstrated experience in conceptualizing, directing and prioritizing projects. Knowledge of general human resources practices, accounting and budgeting principles. Ability to work well under pressure, with demonstrated interpersonal and stress-management skills, and the tact and poise to handle complex and confidential issues with discretion. Superb interpersonal, diplomatic, and written and oral communication skills. Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office and other relevant office and project management software/tools (e.g., Google suite, Slack, Adobe Creative Suite, Skype).

Location: 12414 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064

Employment Type: Full-Time