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Postdoctoral Scholar Position in the Semel Institute and David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA

The postdoctoral scholar position is available for qualified and motivated researchers for The X. William Yang Lab to be a member of a collaborative research team to study the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). S/he will work on a project to study novel molecular targets that may be involved in AD pathogenesis.

Job Duties:
1. Design and perform mouse genetic experiments for Alzheimer’s disease.
2. Manage mouse colonies, including setup breeding and perform genotyping.
3. Design and perform behavioral, neuropathological, stereological, biochemical and transcriptional studies in mice.
4. Perform primary culture and cell based studies.
5. Analyze results and prepare manuscripts for scientific publications.
6. Assist the PI in grant writing and preparation to obtain extramural funding and project progress reports.

Job Qualifications:
The position requires a Ph.D. in one of the following fields: neuroscience, mouse genetics, or physiology, and working experience in neurodegenerative diseases. The individual should have demonstrated background, preferably publications, to show a track-record in cell signaling, mouse genetics (especially mouse colony management), rodent behavioral and neuropathological studies, confocal microscopy and quantitative image analyses. Experience in molecular biology, Alzheimer’s disease research, mammalian cell culture is preferred but not required. The person should be highly motivated, have good verbal and written communication skills in English, and have evidence of being a good team player. Experience supervising others in research is also preferred.

CONTACT
Applicants should e-mail their CV and references to Dr. Daniel Lee cydlee@ucla.edu

 

Posted on: 7/11/18