The Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles is seeking to hire a Postdoc Scholar Research Associate.
The laboratory is internationally recognized for research contributions in Alzheimerâs disease and stroke and is interested in other neurodegenerative diseases and stem cell technologies. Studies are aimed at understanding the role of amyloid Î² peptide (AÎ²) trans-vascular clearance, cerebral Î²-amyloidosis, and neuronal dysfunction in Alzheimerâs disease (AD) and particularly investigating AD-associated SNPs in PICALM gene, a significant risk factor for AD, using in vitro BBB models and transgenic mouse models.
The ideal candidate will have experience in the field of molecular and cell biology, transgenic mouse models, in vitro cell culture, and/or some experience in stem cell biology. He/she will work under the supervision of the Principal Investigator and will closely collaborate with other Research Scientists in the lab and lab members.
Provides general laboratory assistance to support research activities. Conducts research experiments in accordance with laboratory and safety protocols. Performs assignments which are non-routine and vary in complexity with minimal direction. Compiles data and computes results for a variety of research procedures, tests and techniques.
The annual base salary range for this position is $64,480- $72,000. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidateâs work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.
Preferred Education: PhD in Neuroscience, biology, or related field within previous five yearsPreferred Experience: 2 years postdoctoral experienceMinimum Education: PhD, MD or equivalent doctorate within previous five yearsMinimum Experience: 1 yearMinimum Field of Expertise: Directly related education in research specialization with advanced knowledge of equipment, procedures and analysis methods
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