Assistant Project Scientist in Neurology
University of California Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine
United States

Assistant Project Scientist

Job #JPF06481
  • NEUROLOGY / David Geffen School Of Medicin / UCLA

Position overview

Position title:Assistant Project Scientist

Application Window

Open May 25th, 2021 through Thursday, Jun 24, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Position description

Assistant Project Scientist
Golshani Laboratory

Position Description
We seek an experienced scientist to advance our research at the University of California, Los Angeles Department of Neurology in the laboratory of Dr. Golshani.

Dr. Golshani’s laboratory studies how large groups of neurons in the cerebral cortex synchronize their activity patterns and to drive cognition, in particular working memory and attentional selection. We use imaging and electrophysiology methods coupled with optogenetics to study the activity patterns of thousands of neurons simultaneously and then modulate their activity patterns to understand how the causally drive cognition. We use models of neuropsychiatric and neurodevelopmental disorders to discover how key circuit elements malfunction to drive cognitive deficits.

Specific Responsibilities
Responsibilities of this position include study design, data acquisition, statistical computation, and literature review and manuscript/grant preparation.

Applicants must have a PhD or MD or both. Ideal candidates will have a strong background in the following areas: calcium imaging, behavior, electrophysiology, rodent surgery, and data analysis.

Applicants must have experience with the use of two-photon imaging, optogenetics, animal behavioral assessments, data analysis and statistics.

Additional Duties
• 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 (updated)
Statement of Research
Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Cover Letter (Optional)
Three references (Optional)

Application procedure: Apply by submitting your application to our online RECRUIT system at along with CV, statement of research, and 3 references (optional). 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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Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Applicants must have a PhD or MD or both.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter (Optional)
  • 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.
  • Bibliography
Reference requirements


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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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Los Angeles, CA

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