The Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology at the University of California, Los Angeles, seeks applicants for an Assistant Project Scientist position. The Assistant Project Scientist must have experience applying scientific approaches in neuroendocrinology, genetic engineering, and bioinformatics. Ph.D is required. Under general supervision by the PI, the Assistant Project Scientist will:
Independently design and perform experiments to determine the physiological roles of molecularly defined neuron populations in the brain
Employ techniques that include intracranial surgery, gene expression vector design and cloning, tissue dissection and collection, fluorescent immunohistochemistry and in situ hybridization, microscopy, RNA extraction, cDNA synthesis, sequencing library construction, and bioinformatics analyses of bulk and single cell RNA sequencing data. Keeping a detailed, updated lab notebook is essential.
Contribute original ideas that will shape the direction of projects and prepare written reports (posters, manuscripts) that include methods, data figures, figure legends, and results with relevant interpretations.
Standardize new techniques and train lab assistants, undergraduate and graduate students, postdocs and staff researchers in their use.
Ensure proper operation and maintenance of laboratory equipment; entering and managing electronic data files.
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