We are seeking a postdoc to join our growing team investigating the basis of sleep dysfunction in neurodegenerative disease. We are seeking someone who will be integral in a multidisciplinary effort for deciphering changes caused by neurodegenerative disease in the sleep-wake system, with the goal of developing effective therapeutic strategies.
The ideal candidate has a strong background in neurosciences or neuroanatomy. Working with neuropathologists, psychiatrics and neuroscientists, you will help to investigate sleep and wake promoting nuclei from human brain tissues, utilizing neuroanatomical, neuropathological and molecular tools to provide biological interpretations and clinical insights. Successful candidates should be scientifically motivated self-starters and comfortable working in a highly productive academic environment.
The candidate will obtain advanced training in neuroanatomy, histology, quantitative human neuropathology and molecular methods geared to human brain tissue to facilitate experiments geared toward understanding the biological basis of sleep disturbances presented clinically in patients with AD and related disorders. The environment will further provide opportunities to pursue correlations between brain pathology and antemortem clinical or imaging findings. This position presents an outstanding training experience for a neuroscientist who wishes to break into dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, sleep and neurodegenerative disease fields. The primary appointment will be at the Memory and Aging Center at UCSF at the Grinberg (https://grinberglab.ucsf.edu/)
PhD in neuroscience or related fields and a career interest in neurodegenerative disease. Preference will be given to applicants with prior training in mammalian anatomy and quantitative stereology and a capacity to blend neuroanatomy with molecular biological approaches, but all interested applicants are encouraged to apply.
Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. Please direct inquiries to Dr. Grinberg by sending a letter of interest, CV and at least three references to email@example.com.