Department of Medical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
ACADEMIC NEUROSCIENTIST University of California, Davis, Health System Sacramento, California
The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of California (UC) Davis, School of Medicine is seeking a dynamic academic neuroscientist who can develop or who has already established an independent hypothesis-based research program pertinent to Alzheimer's disease or related neurodegenerative conditions. The expectation is that the candidate will spend approximately 90- 95% effort in the service and research mission of the UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Center (ADC) Neuropathology Core, and 5-10% in teaching. Teaching duties may include didactic lectures, seminar and laboratory teaching to undergraduate or graduate students, and/or small group teaching of housestaff, medical students, graduate students, and students in other health professional programs, as well as participation in interdisciplinary clinical conferences.
Requirements include PhD with substantial training/experience in neuropathological investigation of age- related neurodegenerative diseases and an appropriate record of accomplishment in teaching to meet requirements for appointment at the Assistant Professor level (In Residence series). The position will include a primary appointment within the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and an investigator position within the UC Davis Alzheimer Disease Center (ADC). The candidate will work with ADC principal investigators to conduct daily operation of the ADC Neuropathology Core including assisting in generating neuropathological diagnosis and distribution of tissue. The candidate is required to develop research projects using biospecimens available at UC Davis ADC, with a focus on understanding the heterogeneity within neurodegenerative diseases, as well as an interest in development of biomarkers for neurodegenerative diseases. Other required skills include the ability to work cooperatively and collegially within a diverse environment, and the ability to build and maintain productive professional relationships with medical and technical staff, trainees, and others.
Preferred qualifications include active research grants with salary support. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to build on the many neuroscience strengths in the department, UC Davis Health System and UC Davis campus, including an established program in neuropathology, strong collaborative relationships with the Alzheimer Disease Center, MIND Institute, the Institute for Regenerative Medicines, Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the campus' Center for Neuroscience, Center for Comparative Medicine, School of Veterinary Medicine, the California National Primate Center, and more.
For full consideration, applications must be received by July 1, 2017. Position will be open until filled, but no later than December 31, 2017. Please forward the following: (1) Curriculum Vitae; (2) Cover letter; (3) Statement of clinical, teaching and research background; (3) List of names and contact information for at least five references to: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF01628
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