Assistant Project Scientist Position

University of California, Los Angeles

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  • Psychiatry/Biobehavioral Sci / David Geffen School Of Medicin / UCLA

Position overview
Position title: Assistant Project Scientist
Salary range: $71,500-82,900

Application Window

Open date: September 1, 2023

Next review date: Thursday, Sep 21, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Sunday, Oct 1, 2023 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

A position for an Assistant Project Scientist is available in the UCLA Center for Cannabis and Cannabinoids. The candidate will develop and conduct innovative and independent research on neurocognitive processes relevant to substance use disorders (SUD), and whether they are modulated by acute and chronic exposure to drugs that are misused, including cannabis and cocaine, and emerging psychedelics, including psilocybin. The candidate will leverage established and novel neuroimaging technologies including concurrent EEG-fMRI and mobile EEG toward testing innovative methodological techniques in these research areas and will perform all required research related activities with IRB and regulatory affairs as well as oversee data entry and participant recruitment and enrollment. The applicant will participate in the scientific and research training activities of the UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences and Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior and the UCLA Center for Cannabis and Cannabinoids.
Candidates must possess a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D in neuroscience, psychology, pharmacology, or other relevant fields; and qualify for a junior-level project scientist appointment at UCLA. An established record of publication and demonstrated ability to oversee regulatory aspects of a clinical trial is required. Evidence of leadership ability and postdoctoral training will be considered as added qualifications. The posted UC salary scale set the minimum pay determed by rank and step at appointment. See Table 13-B. The salary range for this position is $71,500-82,900 annually.
Interested applicants must submit: i) a cover letter outlining academic interests and a brief statement about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion*; ii) curriculum vitae with bibliography; and iii) contact information for three potential references to the application portal at .
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(*Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Please see the following page for more details:

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D in neuroscience, psychology, pharmacology, or other relevant fields

Application Requirements
Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • 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 EDI Statement FAQ document.

  • Reference check authorization release form - Complete and upload the reference check authorization release form

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

The candidate is asked to provide names and contact information of three references.

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As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

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.

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