Announcements and Positions


Staff Research Associate

Post-doctoral fellow in post-transcriptional gene regulation

General Recruitment

We are always on the lookout for excellent post-doctoral scholar candidates. If you are interested in the type of research we are doing and are ready to challenge yourself, please contact Dinesh Rao via email. Please submit a C.V., a brief statement of research interests, and the name of 3 references to:

UCLA Path & Lab Med
BOX 951732, 11-544 Factor
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1732

Tel: 310-825-2548
Fax: 310-825-0814

Graduate Positions

Graduate students must be admitted to UCLA through one of the PhD degree granting programs at UCLA. These include the UCLA-ACCESS/Biomedical Sciences program, MCIP (Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Physiology) and the UCLA-Caltech MSTP program among others. Priority will be given to students with an interest in translational biomedical research. MSTP and UCLA-STAR students are particularly encouraged to consider our laboratory.

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Undergraduate Positions

We always enjoy having undergraduate students in the lab. However, space is limited. Priority will be given to undergraduates who plan to spend a significant amount of time longitudinally in the lab, for example, by completing summer projects. Please check the availability of funding for summer undergraduate students at the UCLA summer research programs website


April 2022: We are currently recruiting for a Staff Research Associate position for the Rao Lab! Please apply through the UCLA Health Website, req22827. 


April 2022: We are recruiting a post-doctoral fellow to work on exciting translational research on post-transcriptional gene regulation in acute leukemia.  If interested, please contact Dinesh Rao! Please apply at: