Assistant Project Scientist in Psychology

University of California Los Angeles Department of Psychology

Assistant Project Scientist

Job #JPF08247
  • PSYCHOLOGY / L&S Life Sciences / UCLA

Position overview

Salary range: $68000-$87000

Application Window

Open March 1, 2023 through Friday, Mar 31, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Position description

The Department of Psychology is currently hiring for an Assistant Project Scientist. For more information regarding the Project Scientist series, please refer to the Call Appendix 36: Project (e.g. Scientist) Series:

Candidate must have a PhD in neuroscience or a related area. Job responsibilities include supporting the PI in the design and execution of extramurally funded projects in mice examining fear and anxiety behaviors. The candidate should have a strong background in rodent systems neuroscience with a particular focus upon calcium imaging and optogenetic approaches applied to the study of fear and defensive behaviors in rodents.

Responsibilities include assisting the PI in study design, regulatory aspects of research, day-to-day tasks related to project management, data analysis, manuscript preparation and submission, and graduate and undergraduate student supervision.

The appointment will be for 100% starting April 1, 2023, and may conclude after 2 years depending on funding.

The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See Table 37B. The salary range for this position is $68000-$87000. “Off-scale salaries”, i.e. a salary that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions. The annual salary rate will increase by 4.5% on July 1, 2023.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

PhD in neuroscience or a related area

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter (Optional)
  • Statement of Research
  • 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.
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)
Reference requirements

No references required

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Campus Information

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Job location

Los Angeles, CA