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. TheÂ USC Leonard Davis SchoolÂ has an international reputation as a hub of aging research and leads the way in defining and advancing the field of gerontology.
We have two NIH-funded postdoctoral fellow positions available in the Curran laboratory (https://gero.usc.edu/labs/curranlab/). These positions are funded by independent NIH projects aimed to investigate age-related changes in metabolic homeostasis across the lifespan in mouse models of Alzheimerâs disease (AD) pathology.
Applicants should have a Ph.D., M.D., or M.D./Ph.D. degree in molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, cell biology, or other related fields.Â Candidates with research experience in more than one model system are preferred and preference will be given to candidates with experience in mouse behavioral analysis and metabolic measures.Â Candidates must have good oral and written communication skills and must have a publication record that is available to assess experience.
Applicants who have a track record of research experience in studying lipid and glucose metabolism, neuroscience and AD, or regulation of cytoprotective transcription factors are highly encouraged to apply.Â Applicants will be expected to develop projects in line with the research interests of the lab, but will also have the opportunity to design and explore new research interests.
Competitive salary, above the NIH minimum, will commensurate with experience and includes an excellent benefits package.
Applicants should complete an application and submit their summary of research interests, CV/NIH Biosketch,Â and contact information of three references that can speak to the applicant's qualifications to Dr. Sean Curran. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance. We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities.
Minimum Experience: 0-2 years in a research environment as a postdoctoral trainee. Minimum Education: Ph.D., M.D., or M.D./Ph.D. degree in molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, cell biology, or other related fields.
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.