Postdoctoral Scholar - Neurology University of California Los Angeles
Requisition Number: JPF05964
Dr. Keith Vossel, a Professor of Neurology and Director of the Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer's Disease Research at UCLA, is seeking highly motivated applicants interested in a Postdoctoral Scholar position to investigate disease mechanisms in mouse models of Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases, as well as human studies. 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. In tandem, Dr. Vossel's clinical studies investigate network hyperexcitability in Alzheimer's disease and related disorders, and include clinical trials of anti-seizure drugs to treat Alzheimer's disease-associated network hyperexcitability (ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02002819). Dr. Vossel has been recognized for excellence in mentoring and has sponsored fellowship awards from the NIH and American Academy of Neurology.
Duties and Tasks
Lead and perform lab-based experiments that include preparing primary neuronal cultures, live cell imaging, protein-interaction assays, kinase activity assays, biochemical analysis of synaptic proteins, immunocytochemistry, mouse electroencephalography, slice electrophysiology mouse seizure scoring, mouse behavior
Mentor graduate students and technical staff, and collaborate with other Easton Center scientists and other outside scientific partners to design, implement, and analyze experiments
Prepare manuscripts for submission to scientific journals
Prepare grant applications, including career-development awards
Present at scientific meetings
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities Required Qualifications:
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
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UCLA is known worldwide for the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs. UCLA offers undergraduate degrees in more than 127 majors and graduate degrees in 198 program areas. UCLA has 11 highly regarded professional schools. Eight are ranked among the nation's top 15 in their field by U.S. News & World Report. UCLA is consistently among the most popular campus in the nation for undergraduate applicants. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Benefits:UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.