The USC Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute and Laboratory of Neuro Imaging (INI, www.ini.usc.edu) are world leaders in the development of advanced computational and scientific approaches for the comprehensive mapping of brain structure and function. LONIâs unique multidisciplinary environment and cutting edge resources allow for integration of clinical, psychological and genotypic information with neuroimaging phenotypes for research questions in neurology, psychiatry and developmental neurobiology.
The Bienkowski Lab at the USC Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute is focused on understanding the multiscale organization of the brain in health and disease. The lab uses cutting-edge technology and 3D lightsheet microscopy to investigate genetic, anatomical, and functional features of neuronal cell types in both rodents and humans. Our goal is to develop innovative tools and resources to help scientists better translate laboratory research into applied clinical treatments.Â
We are looking to hire a Postdoctoral Scholar â Research Associate to investigate characteristics of neuronal cell types and how they are impacted by Alzheimerâs disease. The Postdoctoral Scholar â Research Associate will perform stereotaxic surgeries in rodents, in situ hybridization, tissue histology, microscopy imaging and analysis.
Minimum Education: PHD
Field of Expertise: stereotaxic surgery, histology, molecular biology, microscopy
Communication -- written and oral skills
Strong computer/software skills
Minimum education: PhD or equivalent doctorate within previous three yearsMinimum experience: 0-1 year. Analysis, assessment/evaluation, communication - written and oral skills, organization, planning, problem identification and resolution, project management, researchMinimum 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.