Post-doctoral Scholar

University of California San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

Job posting number: #7076481

Posted: March 28, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Raymond Swanson at the University of California San Francisco Mission Bay campus ( The post-doctoral fellow will advance research relevant to Parkinson’s disease therapeutics using cell culture, iPSC, and animal models of these disorders.
The fellow will lead a research project involving a putative “gain of function” property of α-synuclein aggregates that presents a therapeutic target for synucleinopathy disorders. The fellow will also participate in a project using CRISPR-edited human iPSC - derived dopaminergic neurons to evaluate specific gene variants that render individuals more susceptible to certain environmental causes of Parkinson’s disease.
The position will provide a broad background in translational neuroscience research, along with experience using state-of-the art iPSC - based technologies. The fellow will interact with two collaborating UCSF labs in this project and with the UCSF Neuroscience and Biomedical Science graduate programs. The PI has a commitment to mentoring of lab trainees, and trainees seeking independent funding have had an excellent success rate.
Experience with fluorescence microscopy and standard molecular biology techniques is required. Competitive candidates will have excellent communication and organizational skills and enjoy working with a variety of experimental approaches. To apply, send a c.v. to along with a short cover letter that briefly describes why you are interested in this position.


• PhD in Neuroscience or related filed
• Experience with standard molecular biology techniques
• Excellent communication/collaboration/organizational skills

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