Associate Project Scientist Position in Neurobiology University of California Los Angeles
Requisition Number: JPF05532
An Associate Project Scientist is needed for a one-year appointment (renewable) to perform research on NIH-funded investigations (Sleep in Hunger-gatherers and hypocretin mechanisms in opiate addiction). The role of the Assistant Project scientist will include the following:
The incumbent will assist in the acquisition and analysis of Actigraph and electroencephalographic data from hunter-gatherer groups in Africa and in Bolivia.
The incumbent will be conduct behavioral analyses of the effects of chronic opiate administration in mice.
The incumbent will conduct studies of the neuroanatomical effects of opiate addiction in brainstem and forebrain regions and of the role of hypocretin neurons in these effects.
The incumbent should be practiced in conventional computerized light microscopy, in confocal microscopy and in immunohistochemistry.
The incumbent will work with the principal investigator in the analysis and publications of research findings.
The minimum educational requirement is a Ph.D. and experience with current neuroscience and sleep research techniques.
Salary will be consistent with the UCLA Project Scientist series. Interested candidates should forward: i) a cover letter outlining academic interests, and a brief statement on diversity activities, ii) curriculum vitae & bibliography, and iii) the names and contact information of two references to the application portal at: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF05532. For further information please contact Jerome M. Siegel, Ph.D. (Jsiegel@.ucla.edu).
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