Jobs

Postdoctoral Research Position in Sleep Dysfunction in Neurodegenerative Diseases

Employer

University of California, San Francisco

Location

San Francisco, California

Principal Investigator

Lea Grinberg

Contact

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. Please direct inquiries to Lea Grinberg by sending a letter of interest, CV, and at least three references to lea.grinberg@ucsf.edu.

Lab website: https://grinberglab.ucsf.edu/.

Description

The fellow will conduct research investigating the pathological changes in subcortical sleep-wake nuclei that occur ideimer’s Disease and other tauopathies. The fellow will obtain advanced training in neuroanatomy, neurohistology, and quantitative human neuropathology in order to facilitate experiments geared toward understanding the biological basis of sleep disturbances presented clinically in patients with AD and related disorders. The environment will further provide opportunities to pursue correlations between brain pathology and antemortem clinical or imaging findings.

The Grinberg lab is part of the Memory and Aging Center (MAC), a research unit within the UCSF Department of Neurology that investigates the neurological, cognitive, behavioral, and neuroanatomic characteristics of various neurodegenerative diseases.

Requirements

Ph.D. in neuroscience or related fields and a career interest in neurodegenerative disease. Preference will be given to applicants with prior training in mammalian anatomy and quantitative stereology and a capacity to blend neuroanatomy with molecular biological approaches, but all interested applicants are encouraged to apply.