Postdoctoral Scholar

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Postdoctoral Scholar
University of California Los Angeles



Requisition Number: JPF06203


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 fellow will also be responsible for helping to supervise graduate students and undergraduate student researchers, preparing manuscripts for publication in scientific journals, and assisting with the preparation of grant proposals.

Specific Responsibilities
Specific Responsibilities include:
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.
Additional Duties:

  • Supervision of undergraduates, graduate students and new postdoctoral trainees in the lab.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects efficiently and effectively.
  • Ability to work independently on scientific projects.
  • Assist with preparation of grant proposals.
  • Preparation of manuscripts for publication in scientific journals.
  • Required to communicate well with other scientists worldwide.
  • 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.
  • Ability to handle several projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to help and train various personnel in image acquisition and analysis and make significant contributions to the design and execution of other laboratory members' experiments.

    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.


    To apply, please visit: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF06203


    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


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    Posted: 2/17/2021
    Application Due: 2/17/2033
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