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Connectomics Programmer

You can provide the tools necessary to deliver cutting-edge health care and groundbreaking research. As part of our Information Technology team, you’ll ensure that our medical professionals have access to the latest breakthroughs in technology, and you’ll play a key role in protecting our global patient community.

Responsibilities

Reporting to the Director of the Center for Integrative Connectomics (CIC) and pertinent Informatics Team Lead(s), the Connectomics Programmer II has primary responsibility supporting federally funded projects for a large research group with internal and external applications that support teaching, scientific research, administration and operational activities. In this role, you will meet regularly with the Informatics team to develop and implement technical solutions, discuss long range planning and recommend enhancements/upgrades that leverage computing resources, and maintain general oversight of internal proprietary software, databases and web sites developed for the CIC. In addition, you will assist in the formulation of system scope and objectives with the Principal Investigator and CIC leadership and in preparing detailed application design specifications by devising or modifying procedures to solve complex problems. You will support program design, coding, testing, debugging, installation, documentation and maintenance.

Qualifications

Required:
  • Experience in Connectomics required.
  • Skill in relevant statistical software applications, applications/systems development methodologies, business tools and techniques, and various computer programming languages including but not limited to: Python, Java, R, C++, SQL, HTML, Pandas, Data visualization (Tableau, SAS, etc.), relevant bioinformatics data sequencing tools for statistical programming, and Open source coding platforms (Linux, Github).
  • Experience conceptualizing desired tables and graphs and creating them from raw data.
  • Experience using journal and granting agency style guidelines to prepare manuscripts, proposals, reports, and bibliographies.
    Experience in problem-solving and troubleshooting public online portal issues, websites, and assessing emerging commercial tools/programs for research purposes.
  • Skill in planning, organizing, and writing presentations for professional audiences.

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Connectomics Researcher

You can find the cures you know are out there. At UCLA Health, you make it happen as part of a groundbreaking Research team, working to understand hundreds of medical disorders and improving processes for dozens of procedures across the globe.

Responsibilities

Under the general supervision of the Center for Integrative Connetomics (CIC) Director(s) and the Principal Investigator, the Connectomics Researcher will utilize propriety software and technology for image processing of neuroanatomical research data. You will also work with the  Principal Investigator and other researchers to plan, design and conduct highly technical and complex research projects to meet federally funded milestone deadlines. In addition, you will analyze research data and provides interpretations, contribute to the development of research documentation for publication and assist in training other employees engaged in dry laboratory technical services on a regular or project basis, as needed.

Qualifications

Required:
  • Familiarity with biochemical techniques and skill to perform all necessary biochemistry experiments.

  • Familiarity with light microscopy techniques.

  • Strong familiarity with electron microscopy techniques and expertise in the use of the electron microscope.

  • Understanding of the theory of image formation and tomographic reconstruction.

  • Skill in mathematics and statistics for biochemistry data analysis.

  • Previous experience in connectomics required.

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Connectomics Research Associate

You can find the cures you know are out there. At UCLA Health, you make it happen as part of a groundbreaking Research team, working to understand hundreds of medical disorders and improving processes for dozens of procedures across the globe.

Responsibilities

Conducts research experiments in accordance with laboratory and safety protocols. Collects field and/or laboratory measurements and data. Computes results for a variety of research procedures, tests and techniques. Maintains accurate records of procedures used to conduct experiments. Uses laboratory/computer equipment to conduct analyses of experiment data. Provides routine interpretations of analyses. Maintains and calibrates laboratory equipment. Performs or arranges for basic repairs. May alter equipment to meet experiment requirements. Makes recommendations for equipment acquisitions. Prepares chemical solutions for experimental use. Handles and disposes of hazardous and non-hazardous materials in accordance with safety protocols. Performs surgeries, data collection, histological preparation and tissue dissection for multiple complex, federally funded projects and experiments.

Qualifications

Required:
  • Broad theoretical and practical knowledge of standard organic, physical and analytical chemical methods.
  • Technical expertise and working knowledge of neuroanatomy, biochemistry and physiology.
  • Highly specialized technical histological skills and functional knowledge
  • Knowledge of neurosurgery and stereotactic ICV implantation.
  • Basic functional understanding of the research concerns related to the effects of perinatal ethanol exposure on certain neuroendoctrine, neuroimmune, behavioral and neurochemical indices of central nervous system development and function.
  • Effective organizational skills in wet laboratory administration.
  • Previous experience in connectomics

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