The Department of Neurology at the University of California, Davis invites applications for a qualified Junior Specialist in the area of neurophysiology in hospitalized patients with implanted brain electrodes.
Responsibilities: The junior specialist will work with a team of researchers studying brain wave recordings from inside the brains of patients with epilepsy to learn about the biological basis of how normal brain functions (cognition, mood, memory) and disease states (epilepsy) interact for the goal of developing treatments that optimize physiological functions.
The selected junior specialist will administer cognitive tasks to patients in a clinical environment while recording brain (electrophysiological) activity. Candidates will participate in designing engaging as well as effective research tasks for patients and analyzing resulting datasets. Junior specialists will be responsible for lab data and document organization as well as patient and team coordination. Candidates are expected to interact with research and clinical staff, as well as with patients and families; therefore, strong interpersonal skills are essential. Familiarity with different computer environments (Windows, Mac OSX) is essential; coding skills (Matlab, R, python) and previous experience with electrophysiological recordings are a plus. The selected candidate will be expected to contribute to academic publications published in peer-reviewed journals, participate in lab meetings and attend relevant talks/meetings. The junior specialist will be expected to provide mentorship to undergraduate research assistants that rotate through the lab.
Research and Professional Competence (90% effort)
provide support to research staff to enroll, track and follow research study patients Identifysubjects for the studies including stroke and hemorrhage patients and controls Obtain consentson all subjects and draw bloods
Interact with patients in hospital or clinic, including acute stroke situations
Process blood samples as needed for each study protocol
Enter subject data into our established database and update it as needed provide support to research staff to provide study data or supplies
organize study documents
attend teleconferences, study monitoring visits, audits, etc.
assist CRC with maintenance of regulatory documents and correspondence
assist CRC with IRB and SAE paperwork as needed
engage in academic activities such as peer-reviewed publications, grant proposals, research reports. and talk/poster presentations
participate in all lab meetings, discussing ongoing and future projects with clinical andresearch faculty and staff
attend discussions with collaborators such as weekly journal clubs, Neurology Grand Rounds, and other relevant presentations
University and Public Service (10% effort)
present at local forums
mentor undergraduate and graduate students and educate them on how to operate in the lab
Bachelor's degree in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior, Neuroscience, Psychology, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, or a related field. Strong background in neurobiology and science
Great communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to work independently, take initiative, critical problem-solving, and enthusiasm
Ability to thrive in a collaborative program and comfort navigating a clinical environment.
Organizational skills and systems
Ability to work full-time and be on-call when there are implanted surgical patients (~1 week/month)
Experience with patients or in a care-taking role
1-2 years' experience in a lab setting
Coding (Matlab, R, python)
Work with electrophysiology (LFPs or single-unit)
For full consideration, applications must be received by October 2, 2021; however, the position will remain open until filled through December 31, 2021. Qualified applicants should apply online at https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF04395. Applicants should submit cover letter, curriculum vitae and contact information 2 references. Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files. Please direct questions to Joe Valadez @[email protected].
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