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Postdoctoral fellow in neurodegenerative disease

Job Summary
The fellow will pursue a series of related experiments regarding selective neuronal vulnerability in frontotemporal dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and related disorders. The fellow will obtain advanced training in neuroanatomy, neurohistology, quantitative human neuropathology, and gene and protein expression profiling to facilitate experiments geared toward understanding what makes specific sets of neurons vulnerable to disease. The environment will further provide opportunities to pursue correlations between brain pathology and antemortem clinical or imaging findings.

Required qualifications
PhD in neuroscience and a career interest in neurodegenerative disease. Preference will be given to applicants with prior training in mammalian anatomy and histology and a capacity to blend neuroanatomy with molecular biological approaches, but all interested applicants are encouraged to apply.

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. Please direct inquiries to Dr. Seeley by sending a letter of interest, CV, and at least 3 references to wseeley@memory.ucsf.edu.
 
 

Postdoctoral fellow in clinical neuroimaging

Job Summary
The fellow will conduct human neuroimaging research on normal brain organization and changes in network architecture among patients with neurodegenerative disease. Current imaging techniques include voxel-based morphometry and functional MRI, with an emphasis on intrinsic functional connectivity network mapping (also referred to as “resting-state” fMRI). The fellow will combine these techniques with diffusion tensor imaging and autonomic physiology recordings. The ideal candidate will have an interest in frontal systems, neuroanatomy, fMRI methods/biomarker development, or a combination. The fellow will contribute to ongoing experiments and pursue self-directed projects within the lab’s area of investigation.

Required Qualifications
Appropriate areas of doctoral training include but are not limited to neuroscience, bioengineering, applied mathematics, or computer science. Strong computational skills, including script writing or programming, are required.

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. Please direct inquiries to Dr. Seeley by sending a letter of interest, CV, and at least 3 references to wseeley@memory.ucsf.edu.