Postdoctoral Fellow - Neuropathology


University of California, Davis


Sacremento, California

Principal Investigator

Brittany Dugger


To be considered for this position please send in a single PDF a detailed CV with research expertise (including any laboratory trainings), a list of scientific publications and presentations, and the contact details of three references to The job posting is located at


The NIH-funded Dugger Laboratory at the University of California, Davis, Sacramento campus, is seeking an enthusiastic, motivated, and organized postdoctoral fellow to aid in understanding the heterogeneity within Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. Active projects in the laboratory include multi-institutional cross-disciplinary studies to delineate the neuropathology of Alzheimer’s disease in Hispanics and Latinos (of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, and Dominican origins) and determine the impact of comorbid risk factors. Additional projects include strengthening and adapting deep-learning pipelines for quantifying neuropathologies. The fellow will obtain advanced training in neuroanatomy, neurohistology, human neuropathology, digital pathology, biospecimen banking, and analysis of human data.

UC Davis ranks among the top 10 public research universities within the U.S. Successful applicants will benefit from the outstanding training, collaborative, and research environment at UC-Davis that will propel the candidate to their future career.

Essential job duties and responsibilities:

  •  Working independently on research projects under the supervision of the principal investigator (mentor).
  • Collecting and analyzing data, troubleshooting experiments, analyzing data for publication and grant applications.
  • Drafting/preparing manuscripts and grants.
  • Presenting research at local and national meetings.
  • Teaching/mentoring other research staff, students, and residents may be required.

The position will remain open until filled. Salary depends on experience.

The University of California Davis is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. UC Davis is a smoke- and tobacco-free campus (


Educational Requirements

Must hold a doctoral degree (preferably with expertise in neuroscience, neurobiology, molecular biology, neurodegenerative disease research, public health, computer science, bioinformatics, neuropathology, or other related field) and have a passion for unlocking the mysteries of Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. Background in dementia research is beneficial, but not mandatory.


Must be highly motivated and able to work collaboratively, fluent in English, and have a consistent cooperative attitude. Exceptional written and verbal communication skills as demonstrated by multiple strong first author publications as well as presentations at scientific meetings are a must for this position. Experience in working with human data and blood-borne pathogens is preferred.