Postdoctoral Scientist - Rutishauser Lab - Department of Neurosurgery
- Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
- Location: Los Angeles, CA
- Job Number: 7108573 (Ref #: HRC1003480)
- Posting Date: Aug 20, 2022
- Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
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Principal Investigator, Ueli Rutishauser, PhD is seeking a Postdoctoral Scientist to join the team!
Under the guidance and mentorship of Dr. Ueli Rutishauser in the Department of Neurosurgery and the Center for Neural Science and Medicine, and working closely with other postdoctoral scholars, graduate students, undergraduate students, research associates, and collaborators, the postdoctoral fellow will be engaged in ground breaking research with the goal of developing a mechanistic understanding of human cognition. The incumbent will participate in systems neuroscience research throughout the training period by using intracranial recordings in humans and/or sophisticated computational and analysis methods to study the mechanisms of learning, memory, and decision making. The Postdoctoral Scientist analyzes and interprets data or conducts computational modelling, may assist in preparation of grant proposals, and participates in publications and presentations as author or co-author. This position is an outstanding opportunity to receive training in an innovative NSF/NIH funded research program. To learn more, please visit: Rutishauser Research Lab | Cedars-Sinai.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
- Designs and performs experiments.
- Keeps appropriate experimental records and documentation and analyze the results with the Principal Investigator.
- May develop, adapt, and implement new research techniques and protocols.
- Performs routine and sophisticated laboratory procedures throughout training period.
- May conduct computational modelling and simulation studies.
Department-Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
- Designs and performs human intracranial electrophysiology experiments.
- Designs, implements, and uses computational techniques to process and analyze electrophysiological and behavioral data.
- Utilizes a programming language (MATLAB and Python) to implement analysis procedures and analyzes and interprets the results.
- Utilizes, develops, and extends complex data analysis programs in MATLAB or similar and utilize these programs to develop biological insights from complex electrophysiological datasets.
- Designs, implements, and continuously improves behavioral experiments using MATLAB or similar.
- Interacts respectfully and efficiently with patients, caregivers, and hospital clinical staff.
- Doctorate degree (MD, PhD, VMD, or DDS) in Neuroscience or related field, required.
- Works independently on research projects designed by a mentor (typically the PI) within area of specialization.
- Acquires thorough technical and theoretical knowledge of research project and objectives during one to five (1-5) year post-doctoral appointment.
- Demonstrated aptitude to perform experimental protocols and procedures, including detailed data collection, and analysis.
- Knowledge of safety standards and maintenance of niche equipment.
- Programming (Matlab, Python or similar), data analysis, statistics and electrophysiology skills are essential.
- Knowledge of the Cognitive Neuroscience literature is essential.
- Previous experience with human scalp or intracranial EEG or animal intracranial electrophysiology is helpful.
- Proven track record to conduct high-quality research evidenced by first author publications is required.
Position requires working with electrophysiology equipment and computers for extended periods of time and the use of specialized laboratory equipment. Must be able to sit, stand and/or stoop for long periods of time. Must be able to lift at least 20 pounds.
Working Title:Postdoctoral Scientist - Rutishauser Lab - Department of Neurosurgery
Business Entity:Academic / Research
Shift Length:8 hour shift
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