Postdoctoral Fellow


University of California San Francisco


San Francisco, California

Principal Investigator

Rahul Desikan


Interested applicants should send curriculum vitae/NIH biosketch, and three references to Rahul Desikan and Jennifer Yokoyama.



The Neuroradiology Section and Memory and Aging Center (MAC) at the University of California, San Francisco, is seeking an exceptional postdoctoral candidate in imaging genetics of neurodegenerative disorders.

Using a variety of techniques, ranging from human structural and functional MRI to whole genome sequencing, the research involves elucidating the genetic, neuroanatomic, and molecular characteristics of Alzheimer's disease, frontotemporal lobar degeneration, Parkinson's disease and neuroinflammation.


Candidates should have a strong background in genetics (and preferably, human imaging) and a desire to use a multi-disciplinary approach to pursue neurodegenerative research. Candidate should also have considerable experience with Matlab, R, PLINK and potentially, MRI image analysis tools such as Freesurfer, FSL, and SPM.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. or M.D. degree with less than five years of postdoctoral experience. Highly motivated individuals with a record of productive research are encouraged to apply. The position is available starting July 1, 2016.