Postdoctoral Position in Neuroscience Studies of Post-traumatic Epilepsy
December 18, 2017
Los Angeles, California
Full Time - Entry Level
Academic / Research
Working with an interdisciplinary and international team of basic scientists and clinicians, we are seeking to fill one postdoctoral scholar position in the UCLA Department of Neurology Seizure Disorder Center to work on a NINDS-funded project investigating electrophysiological, brain neuroimaging, and molecular biomarkers associated with the development of epilepsy after a traumatic brain injury (TBI). The postdoctoral scholar will be working on one of three concurrent projects and will play a key role in evaluating the effects of different treatments on early post-TBI seizures and other EEG disturbances associated with the development of post-traumatic epilepsy (PTE). This is a unique opportunity to work alongside clinicians, basic science faculty, postdoctoral scholars, staff scientists, and undergraduate researchers to help discover biomarkers of PTE and anti-epileptogenic therapies.
This postdoctoral position is for a candidate with PhD in neuroscience, neurobiology, or other related scientific discipline who has experience with electrophysiological recording and studies involving behaving rats. The candidate will ideally possess and/or have the motivation to learn surgical techniques of fluid percussion injury and implantation of microelectrodes to record brain electrical activity, collection of blood, preparation of brain tissue for ex vivo imaging and histological analysis, and ability to perform analysis using Matlab, Python, or R. The candidate will have demonstrated research experience that has led to publications in quality peer-reviewed journals and very strong interpersonal and presentation skills.
Additional Salary Information: Salary will commensurate with the level of postdoctoral experience.
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