Assistant Project Scientist in Psychology
University of California Los Angeles Department of Psychology
United States

Assistant Project Scientist in Psychology

Job #JPF05361
  • L&S Life Sciences - Psychology 

Recruitment Period

Open March 6th, 2020 through Sunday, Apr 5, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)


The Department of Psychology is currently hiring for an Assistant Project Scientist. For more information regarding the Project Scientist series, please refer to the Call Appendix 36: Project (e.g. Scientist) Series:


Candidate must have a PhD in psychology and at least 5 years of postdoctoral experience. Job responsibilities include supporting the PI in the design and execution of extramurally-funded projects examining the function of cortico-basal ganglia-thalamo-cortical circuits in arousal, motor control, and attention. The candidate must have a strong background in neuroimaging with a focus on complex network analysis of human and rodent fMRI data (e.g., dynamic causal modeling; independent component analysis; graph theory), in optogenetics in the rodent model, as well as in rodent behavior. The candidate should show a strong record of acquiring extramural funding. In addition, the candidate should have experience in the field of traumatic brain injury including behavioral assessment of patients with disorders of consciousness using standardized scales such as the CRS-R. The project scientist should show a track record of supervising graduate and undergraduate students conducting research projects.

Responsibilities include assisting the PI in experimental design, execution of experiments, data analysis and interpretation, manuscript preparation, and oversight of the ongoing projections of undergraduate and graduate students. The appointment will be for 50%.

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 (

Job location

Los Angeles, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter (Optional)
  • Statement of Research
  • 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.
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