Researcher Position in Brain Connectivity and Cognition
University of California Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine
United States

Professional Researcher Position - Brain Connectivity and Cognition Laboratory

Job #JPF06846
  • PSYCHIATRY/BIOBEHAVIORAL SCI / David Geffen School Of Medicin / UCLA

Position overview

Position title:Assistant Researcher

Application Window

Open date: September 7th, 2021

Next review date: Tuesday, Sep 21, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Thursday, Oct 7, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA currently has an opening for a Researcher (junior level) to join the Brain Connectivity and Cognition Laboratory, Directed by Dr. Lucina Uddin. We are looking for an enthusiastic, resourceful, and dedicated researcher to participate in research funded by NIH, foundations, and other sources on functional and structural neuroimaging studies of executive function in neurotypical adults, typically developing children, and atypical development. Individuals with an interest in the neurobiology of autism are particularly encouraged to apply. The researcher will take a leadership role in all aspects of the studies, overseeing junior lab members and conducting neuroimaging data analysis. They will coordinate activities at UCLA with collaborating entities across the country and internationally. The researcher will collaborate closely with Dr. Uddin on all study-related administrative reports, publications, and presentations.
We are looking for researchers experienced in human connectomics, who has worked extensively with advanced neuroimaging data analytic approaches. The position requires a Ph.D. in psychology, neuroscience, computer science, or a related field. A background in manuscript writing, data analysis, and funding application development is also required, along with experience working with multi-disciplinary research teams.
The salary for this position will be commensurate with experience and consistent with the UCLA Professional Research series salary scales. Interested candidates should submit: i) a cover letter outlining academic interests and diversity activities*, ii) curriculum vitae, bibliography, and iii) the names and contact information of two references (do not send letters) to the application portal at:

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Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Ph.D. in psychology, neuroscience, computer science, or a related field.
A background in manuscript writing, data analysis, and funding application development is also required, along with experience working with multi-disciplinary research teams.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • 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)

The candidate will provide contact information for three referees.

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Campus Information

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.

Job location

Los Angeles, California

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