Assistant Project ScientistThe Department of Biological Chemistry (https://www.biolchem.ucla.edu/), a basic science department within the UCLA School of Medicine, invites highly qualified applications for positions as an Assistant Project Scientist. Qualified candidates with a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in neuroscience, or related fields, are encouraged to apply.We are looking to hire someone with a research background in neuroscience, specifically in the cellular, molecular and systems level analyses of synaptic plasticity. Applicants should have extensive experience performing techniques including electrophysiology, optogenetics, ChIP-seq, RNA-seq, bioinformatics analyses, animal studies, tissue microdissection, mammalian cell culture, confocal microscopy and statistical analyses.The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy Please be advised that the final candidate recommended for hire into a critical (or otherwise designated) position will be required to successfully complete a background investigation. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment. UCLA is a Tobacco-Free environment. For more information, please view the policy at Tobacco-Free Campus PolicyVisit https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF04211 for a complete description of the position, required and desired qualifications, and application instructions. Please apply by December 27, 2018.