The Zeiger lab at UCLA is interested in the basic and translational mechanisms of circuit dysfunction in neurologic disorders. We use in vivo multi-photon and macroscopic imaging techniques, along with custom-built behavior assays, to study the function of cortical circuits and individual neurons in mouse models of stroke and Parkinson disease. We are searching for a highly motivated, creative, and interested individual to join a world-class community of neuroscientists at UCLA.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute an independent research project relevant to the lab’s focus
  • Mentor undergraduate student researchers
  • Analyze and interpret data
  • Prepare figures and draft manuscripts
  • Present research at local, regional, and national meetings
  • Apply for fellowship awards

Required Qualifications 

  • MD or PhD in Neuroscience, biology or similar discipline
  • Established track record demonstrating ability to complete projects
  • Experience working with rodents
  • Competency with fluorescence microscopy
  • Excellent scientific communication skills
  • Willingness to learn and ability to function independently

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced experience with microscopy, particularly in vivo imaging, multi-photon imaging, or calcium imaging
  • Competency with MATLAB, Python or other programming languages
  • Some computational neuroscience experience
  • Experience with rodent behavioral studies and/or surgical procedures (craniotomies, stereotaxic injections)
  • At least one first-author publication

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