Assistant Project Scientist

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Assistant Project Scientist
University of California Los Angeles

Requisition Number: JPF06528

Assistant Project Scientist
Surgical Neuromodulation and Brain Mapping 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. Ausaf Bari.

Dr. Bari's laboratory focuses on advancing surgical neuromodulation for the restoration of brain and nerve function. The laboratory specializes in the use of human neuronal recordings to better understand the cortical and subcortical circuits underlying movement disorders and neuropsychiatric conditions such as addiction, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder and pain. Our basic science interests include the development of brain prosthetic devices and human brain mapping of motor and affective circuits.

Specific Responsibilities
Responsibilities of this position include conducting studies of research study participants with visual cortical prostheses to understand the relationships between visual cortex stimulation and visual perception; conduction neurophysiological studies and analyses in human subject participants to delineate pathophysiological networks underlying depression; preparation of manuscripts for publication in scientific journals; assisting or independently preparing and submitting grant proposals.

Applicants must have a PhD or MD or both. Ideal candidates will have a strong background in the following areas: recording and analysis of human neuronal data including single and multi-unit data, advanced human neurophysiology, advanced neuroimaging methods, development of human neurophysiological tasks, and advanced statistical modeling techniques. Applicants must have experience with UNIX, Python and Matlab and R.

Additional Duties

  • Ability to work on multiple projects efficiently and effectively
  • Ability to work independently on scientific projects
  • Ability to prepare and present data in oral and written format on a regular basis
  • Ability to independently prepare NIH grant applications including clinical trial and basic science proposals
  • 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.
    Cover Letter (Optional)
    Statement of Research
    Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

    Application procedure: Apply by submitting your application to our online RECRUIT system at 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.

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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,





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    Job No:
    Posted: 6/10/2021
    Application Due: 6/10/2033
    Work Type: Full Time