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. Itzhak Fried.
Dr. Fried's research involves the investigations of the neural mechanisms of memory and cognition in humans. We collect and analyze electrophysiological data including single neuron activity and local field potentials from human epilepsy patients during a variety of memory and cognitive tasks, examine the relationships between neural signals and behavior, as well as the effects of electrical stimulation on neural signals and cognition. The successful applicant will be capable of: planning long-term timelines, conducting and coordinating multiple projects, supervising researchers in various stages of the projects, applying for grants, and presenting findings to the scientific community.
Specific Responsibilities The successful candidate will work on multiple projects in parallel. Major duties include: contributing to the study design and data collection; improvising novel analysis techniques to interpret experimental data; guiding ongoing research projects; supervising students and researchers on current projects; presenting data at scientific events; preparing and submitting manuscripts and abstracts detailing the results; and assisting with grant preparations.
Qualifications Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Bioengineering, Biophysics, Neuroscience or a related field with a minimum of 2 years experience as a postdoctoral researcher and 4 years of research experience in neuroscience in an academic setting or equivalent
The candidate is required to have experience in research areas that include but are not exclusive to human system neuroscience, specifically: human learning and memory, statistical analysis of neural data, signal processing, machine learning (and deep learning), significant experience in programming (MATLAB and Python are preferred) and mathematical modeling.
Ability to work on multiple projects efficiently and effectively.
Ability to work independently on scientific projects
Required to communicate well with other scientists.
The candidate will report directly to the Principal Investigator and will successfully carry out experiments and analyze the data generated with minimal supervision.
Curriculum Vitae (updated)
Statement of Research
Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Cover Letter (Optional)
Statement of Research (Optional)
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