Assistant Project Scientist Position - fMRI Research University of California, Los Angeles
Requisition Number: JPF05011 Recruitment Period Open September 25th, 2019 through Friday, Oct 25, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
The Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA currently has an opening for an Assistant Project Scientist to join the Laboratory of Dr. Michael F. Green. The Green Lab (http://greenlab.dgsom.ucla.edu) has two primary areas of investigation. One is on the study of schizophrenia, including cognitive and social neuroscience, social cognitive remediation, psychiatric rehabilitation, and randomized controlled trials. The other area is on community integration of Veteran homeless individuals. The Assistant Project Scientist will work as a member of a collaborative research team to apply functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) and digital phenotyping to federally funded research in both of these research areas. The digital phenotyping will include both active (i.e., surveys or Ecological Momentary Assessment) and passive (e.g., GPS, circadian rhythms) types of measures.
The Assistant Project Scientist will be responsible for planning, implementing, and managing the digital phenotyping procedures and processing the resulting data on a server. In addition to conducting and overseeing the day-to-day research on digital phenotyping, the Assistant Project Scientist will work with the PIs to: (1) ensure expedient and efficient production of high quality data; (2) troubleshoot technical difficulties and make adjustments to methods accordingly; (3) develop data analysis procedures for the digital phenotyping and fMRI data, (4) contribute to reports and publications, and (5) organize regular meetings with PIs and key personnel to discuss research progress. This individual may also be involved in supervising other researchers (e.g. research assistants) and contribute to generating progress reports, presentations, and publications of data from the study.
The position requires a Ph.D. or an equivalent degree in cognitive neuroscience and at least three years of working experience in research on psychotic disorders or on Veteran homelessness. The individual should have demonstrated a strong background with first-author publications, and a track-record in digital phenotyping and fMRI and associated and data analyses. Computer skills should include proficiency in productivity software (Office, Excel, PowerPoint), statistics, and imaging analysis software. The person should be highly motivated, independent, organized and detail-oriented, have good verbal and written communication skills in English, and work well in a highly collaborative environment/project. Experience supervising others in research is also preferred.
The salary for this position is commensurate with experience. Interested candidates should forward a cover letter outlining academic interests, CV, bibliography and the names and addresses of two references (do not send letters) to the application portal at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply. For more information, please contact Rose Cai at Rcai@mednet.ucla.edu.
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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, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction
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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 age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
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.