Postdoctoral Scholar Research Associate


University of Southern California


Los Angeles, California

Principal Investigator

Berislav Zlokovic


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The ideal candidate will design and perform in vitro experiments to study Alzheimer’s disease using stem cell technology to analyze molecularly (RNAseq) and functionally biological data including using iPSC-derived endothelial cells, pericytes, neurons and glia.  The postdoc will work in close collaboration with the principle investigator and other research scientists to develop, adapt and introduce new research techniques, such as Organ-on-a-Chip technology, for which, if needed, they will receive the necessary training.  The postdoc will provide expertise in cell culture and stem-cell-derived tissue derivation techniques, working closely with other members of the laboratory.

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Preferred Education: Ph.D.

Preferred Experience: Three years or more experience with molecular biology and cell cultures.

Preferred Field of Expertise: Including but not limited to stem cell biology, and/or neurobiology, or vascular biology, and/or neurodegeneration.