The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles and is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. USC is consistently ranked among the nationâs most prestigious universities, and the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology features one of the worldâs best degree and research programs in gerontology. TheÂ USC Leonard Davis SchoolÂ of Gerontology has an international reputation as a hub of aging research and with additional strong programs throughout the university, leads the way in defining and advancing the field of gerontology:Â https://gero.usc.edu
The Irimia Laboratory leverages neuroimaging, neurogenomics, and deep learning to study the aging brain in health and disease, particularly in neurodegenerative conditions like Alzheimerâs disease (AD). Our researchers integrate brain mapping techniques with machine intelligence and computational biology approaches to investigate how brain alterations contribute to neurocognitive deficits seen in AD.
We are seeking a postdoctoral scholar to join our research efforts to understand how genetic factors drive brain structure changes seen in Alzheimerâs disease. The successful candidate will contribute to ongoing computational studies of brain aging and pursue innovative research projects. The scholar will work with structural neuroimaging methods to integrate their analysis with neurogenomics and with deep learning models to reveal novel genetic and neuroanatomic risk factors for Alzheimerâs disease.
Ph.D. in neuroscience, computational biology, computer science, engineering, biophysics, applied mathematics, or related field.
Computer programming expertise (e.g., Python, Matlab, or TensorFlow) is required.
Strong interest in neurodegenerative diseases, neurogenomics, or neuroimaging.
Previous experience with neuroimage analysis.Â
This is an exempt position with work expected to be primarily in person and at the University Park Campus. Benefits include a competitive salary, and a rich array of USC benefits including healthcare (including dental and vision), 403(b), tuition reimbursement, national holidays, and more.
This position is funded by a researchÂ contract/grantÂ and may be funded by a subsequentÂ contract/grant. Accordingly, your position is contingent upon receipt of the necessary funding from this or any subsequentÂ contract/grantÂ to continue employment.
The annual base salary range for this position is $64,480 - $66,000. 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.
USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy. USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of theÂ Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for HiringÂ ordinance. We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact USC Human Resources by phone at (213) 821-8100, or by email atÂ email@example.com. Â Inquiries will be treated as confidential to the extent permitted by law.
Minimum Education: Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate within previous five yearsMinimum Experience: 0-1 yearMinimum Field of Expertise: Directly related education in research specialization with advanced knowledge of equipment, procedures and analysis methods.
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations.
As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.