Postdoctoral Positions Available – Mass spectrometry of Alzheimer’s Disease
We are seeking a full-time postdoctoral positions with interest in identifying mass spectrometry based predictors of Alzheimer’s Disease to join the Jain and Rissman laboratories / Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at UC San Diego. Our collaborating laboratories combine analytical mass spectrometry, human biosampling, and big data handling to map small molecule metabolites that contribute to the pathobiology of Alzheimer’s Disease. Our team consists of mass spectrometrists, neuroscientists, analytical chemists, statistical epidemiologists, physicians, and basic biologists, collectively focused on impacting human disease.
Interested candidates are not required to have extensive background in mass spectrometry or analytical chemistry, but should have expertise in the biology of Alzheimer’s Disease, with particular focus on inflammatory signaling, microgial biology, and/or the immunology of Alzheimer’s. The application will work closely with a team of scientists to develop new mass spectrometry based methods for analyzing blood, CSF and brain tissue samples from population scale human cohorts and patients with Alzheimer’s Disease.
In addition, candidates should be highly self-motivated, enthusiastic, and have a desire to work as part of a dynamic and diverse collaborative team. All applicants should have exceptional written and oral communication skills, as well as a history of strong publication. Candidates will be provided with an opportunity to develop expertise in human biology, large data handling, and mass spectrometry, as well as will be supported for grant funding, and eventual independent positions. These positions are only available to US citizens or permanent residents. Underrepresented minorities are highly encouraged to apply.
Interested candidates should send a CV, brief summary of research experience and interests, and the names and contact information for three references to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
PhD or MD with graduate or industry training in the biology of aging / Alzheimer’s Disease