The X. William Yang research laboratory at UCLA (http://yanglab.npih.ucla.edu) leverages integrative mouse genetics and systems biology to study the pathogenesis and therapeutics of Huntington’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease. Complementing our extensive work in neurodegenerative disorders, we also study the neurocircuitry of the basal ganglia (BG) and its role in pathological behaviors, such as addiction and depression. The Yang lab has a strong track record in fostering innovative, impactful research and developing novel methodologies. The Yang lab is currently accepting applications for postdoctoral positions in the following research areas: 1) Huntington’s disease, 2) Alzheimer’s disease, and 3) opiate addiction.
Applicants should have the following qualifications: The position requires a Ph.D. in one of the following fields: neuroscience, genetics, molecular biology, behavioral psychology, or physiology. The individual should have a good publication record and show a strong track record in mouse genetics (especially management and breeding of genetically-engineered mouse lines), rodent behavioral and neuropathological studies. Experience in molecular biology (e.g. cloning, DNA/RNA preparation, transcriptomic studies), cell signaling, tissue culture, confocal microscopy, and quantitative image/data analyses is preferred. Computer skills should include proficiency in productivity software (Office, Excel, PowerPoint, Photoshop/Illustrator) and statistics software. The person should be highly motivated, independent, organized and detail-oriented, have good verbal and written communication skills in English, and work well in a highly collaborative environment.
Internal Number: Yang01
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