Assistant Project Scientist University of California Los Angeles
Requisition Number: JPF06016
Assistant Project Scientist Neuroplasticity and Repair Laboratory Neuromotor Recovery and Rehabilitation Center
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 Daniel C. Lu, MD, PhD.
Dr. Lu's laboratory studies neural circuits within the spinal cord. Strategies that recover function after spinal cord injury (SCI) by exciting the interneuronal circuitry through electrical stimulation and pharmacological agonist therapy are subjects of our research. We conduct studies in animal models that decipher the mechanistic basis of recovery after neuromodulation. We validate these findings in humans through clinical trials. The successful candidate will be responsible for 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, statistical computation, and literature review and manuscript/grant preparation.
Qualifications: Applicants must have a PhD or MD or both. Ideal candidates will have a strong background in the following areas: neurophysiology, molecular biology, rodent surgery and SCI models, and data analysis.
Applicants must have experience with the use of chemo- or optogenetic, immunohistochemical, or electrophysiological techniques or a combination thereof. Experience using clinical neurophysiological equipment in a human subjects research setting is desired but not mandatory.
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 neuorscience 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.
Curriculum Vitae (updated)
Statement of Research
Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Cover Letter (Optional)
Statement of Research (Optional)
Application procedure: Apply by submitting your application to our online RECRUIT system at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF06016 along with CV, bibliography, statement of research, and statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
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