Dr. Keith Vossel, an Associate Professor in the Grossman Center for Memory Research and Care and Department of Neurology, is seeking highly motivated applicants interested in a Postdoctoral Associate position to investigate disease mechanisms in mouse models of Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases. This position offers training in cell and molecular, neural network, and behavior relationships in mouse models of AD and opportunities to interface with a translational group bridging bench discoveries with human clinical trials. Dr. Vossel's laboratory studies mechanisms and novel treatments for seizures and related memory loss in mouse models of Alzheimer's disease. These investigations directly inform Dr. Vossel's clinical studies, including a phase 2a clinical trial of an anti-seizure drug to treat Alzheimer's disease-associated network hyperexcitability (ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02002819)
Dr. Vossel has sponsored fellowship awards from the NIH and American Academy of Neurology and has been recognized for excellence in mentoring by the University of California, San Francisco Postdoctoral Scholars Association.
PhD and/or MD with concentration in neuroscience or related field
Strong record of presenting research results through publications and scientific meetings
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work collaboratively
Experience in conducting neurophysiology experiments in mice and/or humans
Experience in mouse behavioral assays
Proficiency in molecular biology, protein-interaction assays, immunochemistry, and primary neuronal culture
Internal Number: 0001123
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