Assistant Project Scientist in Neurology

University of California Los Angeles

United States

Assistant Project Scientist

Job #JPF05892
  • David Geffen School Of Medicin - NEUROLOGY

Recruitment Period

Open September 21st, 2020 through Thursday, Oct 22, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)


Project Scientist – Autism Spectrum Disorder Research

The Department of Neurology at the University of California, Los Angeles invites applications for an Assistant Project Scientist.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree with 5 years of collaborative research using stem cell models of brain development to study autism spectrum disorders using advanced bioinformatics approaches.

The Project Scientist will oversee and perform projects:

1) Identify convergent pathways involving in ASD during brain development high throughput sequencing and bioinformatics approach:
• This includes both mouse and human transcriptomes
• Requires experience studying 3D models of brain development
• Requires experience analyzing whole genome sequencing, RNA sequencing, small RNA sequencing and DNA methylation data.
• Use bioinformatic approaches to find the genes and gene networks based on transcriptional profiling
• High level of proficiency with R programming language required

2) Data mining in the public database and analysis:
• Quality check and proper normalization for the all datasets from public database before staring the analysis.
• Analyze both microarray and RNA-Seq data
• High level of proficiency with R programming language required

3) Interpretation and visualization of high throughput data
• Develop the most efficient way to visualize the data for publication and grant application.

4) Validation and further investigation of findings from high throughput analyses
• This includes (but not limited to): qPCR, western blot, IHC, cell culture
• High level of molecular biology skills required

5) Support lab members with bioinformatics and molecular biology knowledge and skills.
• Fundamentally, all high throughput analyses will be overseen by the Project Scientist.

• Train new and continuing lab members on how perform multiple bioinformatic, computing, and analytic tasks.
• Supervise lab technicians and mentor undergraduate and graduate students

7) Complete research and write manuscripts related to projects described for publication.

8) Assist PI with grant applications related to the research in order to gain funding for the project/personnel.

Application procedure: Apply by submitting your application to our online RECRUIT system at along with CV, statement of research, and 3 references Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy

Please be advised that the final candidate recommended for hire into a critical (or otherwise designated) position will be required to successfully complete a background investigation. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.

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Job location

Los Angeles, California


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter (Optional)
  • Statement of Research
  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)
  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

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