Assistant Project Scientist University of California Los Angeles
Requisition Number: JPF06527
Assistant Project Scientist Harris Laboratory
Position Description We seek an experienced scientist to advance our research at the University of California, Los Angeles Department of Neurosurgery in the laboratory of Dr. Neil Harris.
Dr. Harris's laboratory studies traumatic brain injury in preclinical models. The research focuses on structural and functional circuit alterations due to injury and the impact of potential therapies and rehabilitation on recovery of function. The lab uses numerous in vivo imaging tools (MRI, 2-photon microscopy and functional ultrasound) and behavior, as well as electrophysiology in collaboration with other labs. The successful candidate will be responsible for data analytics including statistical analysis, supervising graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and undergraduate student researchers, preparing manuscripts for publication in scientific journals, and assisting with the preparation of grant proposals.
Specific Responsibilities Responsibilities of this position include study design, data acquisition and analysis, statistical computation, and literature review and manuscript/grant preparation.
Qualifications Applicants must have a PhD or MD or both. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in the following areas: computer science and signal processing (using Python, Matlab, R, Bash) and ideally one or more of: in vivo imaging, neurophysiology, and rodent handling.
Ability to work on multiple projects efficiently and effectively.
Ability to work independently on scientific projects
Required to communicate well with other scientists.
Candidate should have 5 years' research experience in neuroscience in an academic setting or equivalent.
The candidate will report directly to the Principal Investigator and will successfully carry out experiments and analyze the data generated with minimal supervision.
Document requirements Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V. Bibliography Statement of Research Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Cover Letter (Optional)
Application procedure: Apply by submitting your application to our online RECRUIT system at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF06527. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy
Please be advised that the final candidate recommended for hire into a critical (or otherwise designated) position will be required to successfully complete a background investigation. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment. The offer of this position is contingent on the successful completion of a background check prior to your first day of employment and evidence of authorization to work in the United States. Also by accepting this offer you are acknowledging compliance with UCLA Health policy by receiving your influenza vaccination prior to your start date. If you are in agreement with the terms and conditions of this offer, please sign and return the enclosed copy of this letter. Feel free to contact Davis D. del Pino at 310-206-6567 to discuss any questions you may have regarding employment. UCLA is a Tobacco-Free environment. For more information, please view the policy at Tobacco-Free Campus Policy
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.