Available Positions


Administrative Manager

The UCSF Neurodegenerative Disease Brain Bank (NDBB) houses a critical resource for researchers studying neurodegenerative disease. The NDBB performs research-based, comprehensive brain autopsies on patients dying of neurodegenerative disease and works with collaborating researchers to support their studies.

An experienced administrative operations professional is needed to provide administrative, analytical, and operational support to the NDBB. The Administrative Manager will report to the Director of the NDBB and will perform short and long-term planning and development. The individual will be responsible for maintaining timelines with regard to NDBB autopsy workflow and will supervise the Autopsy Coordinator.

The Administrative Manager position involves managing or performing the administrative services or managing the full general operations of an academic or non-academic organization(s). Administrative services include activities in finance and human resources and may also include IT, facilities, or student services. General management includes long and short range strategic planning in determining the mission and directing all activities of multi-disciplinary departments through subordinate management staff.

Required Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree and three years of related experience in administrative analysis or operations research, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
• Demonstrated skills in Microsoft Office tools such as Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access
• Experience interacting with laboratory research units and working knowledge of laboratory operations
• Strong skills in short term planning, analysis and problem-solving and customer service
• Interpersonal communication skills to include verbal and written, active listening, and persuasiveness
• Demonstrated ability to work and learn new skills effectively and professionally in a fast-paced environment, sometimes under pressure, remaining flexible, proactive, and efficient
• Demonstrated ability to represent Principal Investigators (PIs) to many different constituencies, including university staff, faculty and leadership, funding agencies, other institutions, and government and community-based organizations
• Critical thinking and problem-solving skills; ability to conceptualize and formulate practical solutions to programmatic issues
• Excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills
• Excellent attendance and reliability



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.