Postdoc: Decoding Brain-Body Crosstalk




San Francisco, California

Principal Investigator

Andrew C. Yang



UCSF us seeking an inventive and driven postdoctoral fellow in the new lab of Andrew Yang. The Yang lab operates where chemical biology, bioengineering, and neuroscience intersect. Its researchers develop molecular tools to decipher protein and immune cell communication across the blood-brain barrier to reveal new mechanisms of brain resilience and to open new therapeutic opportunities.

UCSF welcomes candidates from a broad range of backgrounds including molecular biology, bioengineering, neuroscience, and bioinformatics. Postdoctoral fellows will undertake creative and rigorous research developing new tools to investigate the general principles of brain-body crosstalk. Other projects will apply single-cell omics to understand how dysregulated crosstalk contributes to human brain aging and neurodegenerative disease.

The lab is looking for someone motivated, self-directed, and passionate about pushing scientific boundaries and challenging conventional wisdom in a collaborative lab environment. This position is NIH-funded. To learn more, visit the lab website.


  • Ph.D. in neuroscience, biochemistry, molecular biology, bioengineering, bioinformatics, or a related field.
  • Ability to work both independently and in a collaborative group environment.
  • Effective communication skills, self-motivated, and a strong work ethic.
  • Familiarity with cloning, cell culture, mouse work, and -omics data analysis is a strong plus.