Assistant Project Scientist Positions - UCLA Fuster Lab of Cognitive Neuroscience

UCLA-Psychiatry Academic Personnel
Los Angeles, California
dependent upon experience level
December 07 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

The Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA currently has an opening for two Assistant Project Scientists to join the Laboratory of Dr. Michele A. Basso in the Fuster Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience. We are looking for an enthusiastic, energetic and highly motivated scientist to participate in fully funded projects to explore the neurophysiological underpinnings of memory and decision-making following up on work described at these sites:;;;;


The scientists will perform state of the art electrophysiological, psychophysical, optogenetic and imaging experiments in monkeys. The scientists will be expected to take a leadership role in the projects and will be responsible for all of its aspects, together with the PI, including data collection and analysis, and preparation and completion of scientific publications as well as compliance with all local state and federal regulations regarding research animal use. The successful candidate should have experience with electrophysiological techniques; a strong background in computational methods; and a proven track record (e.g. first-author publications) in Neuroscience. UCLA has a vibrant Neuroscience community with many investigators who use similar techniques and/or who are interested in similar scientific problems. Please see information posted at the Brain Research Institute and the Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior for further details about the Neuroscience community at UCLA.

The position requires an M.D. or Ph.D. in neuroscience or a related field. Experience in electrophysiology is essential and a background in computational methods and using Matlab are highly advantageous. A background in manuscript writing and data analysis is required, and experience working with a team of researchers from different backgrounds is preferred.

The salary for this position is commensurate with experience. Interested candidates should forward a cover letter outlining academic interests, curriculum vitae, bibliography and at least two letters of reference to the application portal at For further information, please contact Michele A. Basso at:

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 and Affirmative Action Policy.