Los Angeles, CA Other 5 days ago

Come join our exceptional Department of Neurobiology, and help lead the advancement of cutting-edge basic science research into explorations of the brain and central nervous system. In this important Research Associate III role you'll work in the nexus of neuroscience research at UCLA, and will:

  • Serve as technique expert in ongoing in vivo optical and electrophysiological neuroscientific experiments (fiber photometry; invivo electrophysiological recordings; familiarity with time and frequency domain based analyses).
  • Perform invasive survival and non-survival surgical techniques and experiments in in vivo preparations (e.g., AAV virus injections, chronic fiber cannula implantation, tracheostomies).
  • Demonstrate competency in immunohistochemical and fluorescent in situ hybridization techniques for brain tissue processing.
  • Provide scientific, analytic, and general support for ongoing projects; the SRA area of research is narrowly focused on the neural control of respiration.
  • Assist with training and supervision of staff and academic apprentice personnel that are involved in in vivo projects.
  • Summarize data along the line of research publications.

UCLA Health is a world-renowned health system with four award-winning hospitals and dozens of primary care practices, specialty practices, urgent care centers and other ancillary locations throughout metro Los Angeles as well as the David Geffen School of Medicine, which is an internationally-respected center of advanced medical education and research. If you’re looking to experience greater challenge and fulfillment in your career, UCan at UCLA Health.


  • PH.D. in Neuroscience or a related field with an emphasis on systems level research.
  • Knowledge of UCLA, ARC, and DLAM regulations and procedures pertaining to animal handling.
  • A minimum of 5 years laboratory experience with in vivo experiments related to the neural control of respiration.
  • Working familiarity with analysis techniques germane to the electrophysiological and fiber photometry study of populations of neurons over time (e.g., wavelets).
  • Certified to perform both survival and non-survival surgeries in rodents at UCLA.
  • Demonstrated experience of fluorescent in situ hybridization (e.g. RNAscope).
  • Minimum 2 years of experience using fiber photometry imaging systems commonly used to monitor populations of neurons.
  • Demonstrated management and supervisory skills, and experience training/teaching undergraduates and academic apprentices.
  • Demonstrated proficiency on Mac, PC and UNIX-based systems; plus familiarity with the following programs: MS Office; DataView; IGOR; LabChart; ImageJ; Adobe Photoshop.

UCLA 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, or protected Veteran status.

  • Company:
    UCLA Health
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  • Posting Date:
    13th May 2022
  • Valid through:
    13th Jun 2022
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