Assistant Project Scientist in Circadian Medicine
University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine
United States

Assistant Project Scientist Position in Circadian Medicine

Job #JPF05613
  • David Geffen School Of Medicin - PSYCHIATRY/BIOBEHAVIORAL SCI

Recruitment Period

Open June 16th, 2020 through Thursday, Jul 16, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)


An Assistant Project Scientist is needed to perform research on an NIH-funded investigation (Novel mouse genetic models to study modifiers of Huntington’s disease). The project is supported by an R01 grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (RNS113612A). The goal of the investigation is to evaluate whether genetic modifiers (Fan1 reduction, mutation, and over-expression) can influence the progression of Huntington’s disease using mouse models. The role of the Assistant Project Scientist will include the following:

  1. The incumbent will manage the mouse colonies to ensure successful breeding of the Q140 and BAC-CAG lines.
  2. The incumbent will carry out behavioral analysis of locomotor activity and sleep rhythms. This requires familiarity with the ClockLab software package.
  3. The incumbent will work closely with Drs. Colwell and Yang to coordinate work in the two labs on the funded project.
  4. The incumbent will work closely with Drs. Colwell and Yang to measure the histological changes in the striatum of the mouse models.
  5. The incumbent will assist with the writing of the manuscripts describing the results of the experiments.
  6. The incumbent will attend research meetings of the Colwell and Yang laboratories, as well as journal clubs and invited faculty seminars.

This appointment is renewable annually dependent on performance and the availability of funding. The minimum educational requirement is a Ph.D. and experience working with circadian rhythms. S/he should have a strong knowledge in biomedical sciences as demonstrated by research publications.

Salary will be consistent with the UCLA Project Series. Interested candidates should forward i) a cover letter outlining academic interests and diversity activities*, ii) CV and bibliography, and iii) the names and contact information of two references (do not send letters) to the application portal at: For further information, please contact Chris Colwell (

(*Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Please see the following page for more details:

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Job location

Los Angeles

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Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research
  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)
  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)
Reference requirements
  • 2-4 required (contact information only)

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