Professional Researcher Position - Neuromodulation of Memory in Humans University of California Los Angeles
Requisition Number: JPF05300
Open date: February 14th, 2020
Next review date: Sunday, Mar 15, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Sunday, Mar 15, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
The Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA currently has an opening for an academic researcher to join the research lab of Nanthia Suthana, Ph.D., in the Laboratory of Neuromodulation and Neuroimaging (at the junior, mid-level, or senior rank). We are looking for an enthusiastic, resourceful, and dedicated investigator to lead a funded project designed to understand the neural mechanisms underlying memory formation in the real-world and to develop approaches for modulating memory for real-world autobiographical experiences. The researcher will take a leadership role in the design of metrics, data analysis, and interpretation of findings from this novel study. This will also include overseeing data collection and preparation and completion of data-based reports for presentations and publications. The researcher will directly advise and train undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral trainees in experimental design, data validation, and data analysis. Thus, the applicant should have some demonstrated experience supervising students. The researcher will report directly to the laboratory director.
The position requires a Ph.D. in a neuroscience-related field and at least three years of working experience in research on neuromodulation or neuroimaging. Experience in methodological approaches to studying the neurophysiology of the human brain and body (functional MRI, intracranial EEG, psychophysiology) research is required. Experience developing virtual and augmented reality research paradigms is also preferred. Evidence of manuscript writing and data analysis is also required, with multiple first-author publications, along with experience working with a team of researchers from different backgrounds (engineering, animal neuroscience, neurologists, and neurosurgeons).
Salary and corresponding rank and step is dependent on the candidate's professional experience, research record, and accomplishments, and a brief statement about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. Interested applicants must submit a i) cover letter outlining academic interests, ii) curriculum vitae with bibliography, and iii) contact information for three potential references. For more information, please contact Sonja Hiller at SHiller@mednet.ucla.edu.
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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, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction
UCLA is known worldwide for the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs. UCLA offers undergraduate degrees in more than 127 majors and graduate degrees in 198 program areas. UCLA has 11 highly regarded professional schools. Eight are ranked among the nation's top 15 in their field by U.S. News & World Report. UCLA is consistently among the most popular campus in the nation for undergraduate applicants. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Benefits:UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.