Postdoc or Project Scientist for Bioinformatics/Biomarker Studies

University of California Davis
Sacramento, California
Salary commensurate with experience
Closing date
Dec 9, 2021
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Goal: We are looking for highly motivated scientists to join the team engaged in discovering Alzheimer’s disease (AD)- and dementia-related blood biomarkers and pathological mechanisms. The candidate will be assigned to analyze omics data. The omics data can be generated from multiple platforms, including the cutting-edge glycomics and glycoproteomics platforms at UC Davis. The candidate will also use her/his expertise to design and execute novel biomarker approaches, protocols, and optimize quantification and analytic methods. The scientific goal is to identify disease mechanisms and develop new methods of early disease detection in diverse populations.

Scope of study: The candidate will be assigned to conduct scientific projects related to the NIH-funded UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center Biomarker Core, as well as the newly funded national Diverse VCID project ( The candidate will also be assigned to conduct bioinformatics analysis of data generated from basic science projects, with an emphasis on glycomics/glycoproteomics.

Candidate qualification: Ph.D. (or M.D. with substantial research experience), who has neuroscience, biochemistry/molecular biology, or cell biology backgrounds. Experience in bioinformatics/omic data analysis is required. Experience in glycomics/glycoproteomics or biomarker investigation is preferred.  

Postdocs at any level are encouraged to apply. Qualified scientists who already have over 5 years postdoc experience will be recommended to the rank of Project Scientist and will be assigned some leadership role.  

Environment: The candidate will work in Dr. Jin’s laboratory/Biomarker Core and will have opportunities to interact with investigators in the UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (, West Coast Metabolomics Center (, Genome Center (, and Glycomics facilities ( Dr. Jin’s laboratory is funded by NIA, NINDS, NICHD, and Alzheimer’s Association.

Contact: Please send your CV or inquiries to Dr. Jin by email:


Dr. Jin is Director of Neuropathology at University of California Davis Medical Center. His research focuses on Alzheimer's disease and Rett syndrome. He is affiliated with the University of California Davis M.I.N.D. Institute, Alzheimer's Disease Center (ADC), and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (IDDRC). His laboratory is funded by NIA, NINDS, NICHD, and Alzheimer's Association. The University of California, Davis has a rich, highly collaborative biomedical research community. Members of our research team have extensive interactions with researchers with a diverse range of expertise. There are numerous state-of-the-art core facilities. Most relevant to the project include the Institute for Regenerative Cures, Alzheimer's Disease Center, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center, Center for Molecular and Genomic Imaging, and Mouse Biology Program.
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