Position overviewPosition title: Zuo Lab: Assistant Project Scientist
Open date: September 16th, 2021
Last review date: Monday, Oct 18, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Friday, Apr 1, 2022 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.
The Department of Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for an assistant project scientist. Under the direction of Professor Yi Zuo, the project scientist will conduct the original research aimed to elucidate the role of affective-cognitive interaction in decision making and explore the effect of neurological and psychiatric disorder on this circuit regulation. Duties will include virus-based mapping and manipulation of emotional and cognitive circuits, synaptic structural and functional examination of specific connection, as well as in vivo imaging of head-fixed and free moving mice during behavioral test. The selected candidate will be expected to write manuscripts and grant proposals, maintain research infrastructure, and assist in the training of new lab members.
Applicants with any of the following areas of experience are encouraged to apply: experience in rodent stereotaxic surgery, virus-based circuit mapping, miniscope calcium imaging and analysis, and/or slice electrophysiology.
Zuo Lab: https://www.zuolab.org/
Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology Department: https://mcd.ucsc.edu/
PhD (or an equivalent foreign degree) in neuroscience or a related field and at least three years' laboratory research experience obtained post award of doctoral degree.
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
Cover Letter - Letter of application that briefly summarizes your qualifications and interest in the position .
List of Publications
- 3 letters of reference required
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