Postdoctoral Scholar University of California Los Angeles
Requisition Number: JPF06203
Neuroplasticity and Repair Laboratory
Neuromotor Recovery and Rehabilitation Center
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 Daniel C. Lu, MD, PhD.
Dr. Lu's laboratory studies neural circuits within the spinal cord. Strategies that recover function after spinal cord injury (SCI) by exciting the interneuronal circuitry through electrical stimulation and pharmacological agonist therapy are subjects of our research. We conduct studies in animal models that decipher the mechanistic basis of recovery after neuromodulation. We validate these findings in humans through clinical trials. The fellow will also be responsible for helping to supervise graduate students and undergraduate student researchers, preparing manuscripts for publication in scientific journals, and assisting with the preparation of grant proposals.
Specific Responsibilities Specific Responsibilities include: Responsibilities of this position include study design, data acquisition, statistical computation, and literature review and manuscript/grant preparation.
Qualifications Applicants must have a PhD or MD or both. Ideal candidates will have a strong background in the following areas: neurophysiology, molecular biology, rodent surgery and SCI models, and data analysis.
Applicants must have experience with the use of chemo- or optogenetic, immunohistochemical, or electrophysiological techniques or a combination thereof. Experience using clinical neurophysiological equipment in a human subjects research setting is desired but not mandatory. Additional Duties:
Supervision of undergraduates, graduate students and new postdoctoral trainees in the lab.
Ability to work on multiple projects efficiently and effectively.
Ability to work independently on scientific projects.
Assist with preparation of grant proposals.
Preparation of manuscripts for publication in scientific journals.
Required to communicate well with other scientists worldwide.
Candidate should have 5 years research experience in neuorscience 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.
Ability to handle several projects simultaneously.
Ability to help and train various personnel in image acquisition and analysis and make significant contributions to the design and execution of other laboratory members' experiments.
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.
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, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction
UCLA is known worldwide for the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs. UCLA offers undergraduate degrees in more than 127 majors and graduate degrees in 198 program areas. UCLA has 11 highly regarded professional schools. Eight are ranked among the nation's top 15 in their field by U.S. News & World Report. UCLA is consistently among the most popular campus in the nation for undergraduate applicants. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Benefits:UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.