Postdoctoral Fellow

We seek an experienced scientist to advance our research in the laboratory of Daniel C. Lu, MD, PhD. The fellow will be responsible for helping to supervise graduate student researchers and undergraduate student researcher volunteers, preparing manuscripts for publication in scientific journals, and assisting with the preparation of grant proposals as well as study design, data acquisition, and statistical computation. The candidate will report directly to the Principal Investigator and will successfully carry out experiments and analyze the data generated with minimal supervision.

Applicants must have a PhD or MD or both. Ideal candidates will have a strong background in the following areas: neurophysiology, molecular biology, rodent surgery and SCI models, and data analysis. Applicants must have experience with the use of chemo- or optogenetic, immunohistochemical, or electrophysiological techniques or a combination thereof. Experience using clinical neurophysiological equipment in a human subjects research setting is desired but not mandatory.

  • Ability to work independently on scientific projects.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects efficiently and effectively.
  • Required to communicate well with other scientists worldwide.
  • Candidate should have 5 years research experience in neuroscience in an academic setting or equivalent.
  • Ability to handle several projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to help and train various personnel in image acquisition and analysis and make significant contributions to the design and execution of other laboratory members' experiments.

Graduate Student Researchers

The Lu Laboratory is affiliated with the following home areas within the UCLA Graduate Programs in Bioscience:

Graduate students must be accepted to a program in order to join Lu Laboratory and cannot be directly admitted into the Lu Laboratory. Current graduate students should contact Dr. Lu for information on lab rotation and thesis opportunities.