Postdoctoral Positions in Traumatic Brain Injury, Neuroimaging and Epilepsy

UCLA Department of Neurosurgery, Brain Injury Center (BIRC), and

UCLA Department of Neurology, Seizure Disorder Center (SDC), Los Angeles

Two positions are open for candidates with a PhD in either neuroscience or biophysics who has training in either small animal electrophysiology and analysis, microsurgery skills and ideally with some experience in cell biology techniques, or a candidate who has training and experience in magnetic resonance imaging, including pulse sequence programing and analysis of diffusion tensor and resting state fMRI data using the latest techniques. The funded projects involve mechanisms of neuronal neuroplasticity as it relates to altered structure and function that when modulated may be result in improved recovery following brain injury, and biomarkers of epileptogenesis and seizure genesis. One position is within the UCLA Brain Injury Center (BIRC), Department of Neurosurgery and another position is within the Seizure Disorder Center (SDC), Department of Neurology, UCLA. We have access to a 7 Tesla Bruker spectrometer, an in-house multi-core computing resource and all electrophysiology equipment.

The ideal candidates will possess a PhD or equivalent, a demonstrated record of excellent scientific writing skills as well as outstanding interpersonal and presentation skills. Experience with UNIX/LINUX, BASH shell, python, Matlab and R programing is also desirable. The UCLA BIRC and SDC are multi-laboratory centers that are committed to both clinical and experimental translational research to improve recovery of function after brain injury and to search for biomarkers of epileptogenesis. They offer unique perspectives to scientists wishing to answer the most pressing problems in brain injury research and epilepsy. Salary will be commensurate with the level of training and experience. The positions are for 2 years.

To apply, send a cover letter, curriculum vitae and personal statement of research to:

Dr Neil Harris:


Dr. Anatol Bragin:

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