Post-doctoral Fellow

University of Southern California
90089, Los Angeles
Competitive salary will commensurate with experience and includes an excellent benefits package
May 22 2019
Position Type
Full Time
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Multiple NIH-funded postdoctoral fellow positions are available in the Curran laboratory at University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, California, USA. These positions are funded by two independent NIH projects aimed to investigate age-related changes in metabolic homeostasis across the lifespan in C. elegans and separately in murine models of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) pathology.

Applicants should have a Ph.D., M.D., or M.D./Ph.D. degree in molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, cell biology, or similarly related field. Candidates with research experience in more than one model system are preferred and preference will be given to candidates with experience in either C. elegans molecular genetics and/or in vivo studies in mice. Candidates must have good oral and written communication skills and must have a publication record that is available to assess experience.

Applicants who have a track record of research experience in studying lipid and glucose metabolism, neuroscience and AD, or regulation of cytoprotective transcription factors are highly encouraged to apply. Applicants will be expected to develop projects in line with the research interests of the lab, but will also have the opportunity to design and explore new research interests.

Competitive salary, typically above the NIH minimum for exceptional candidates, will commensurate with experience and includes an excellent benefits package.

Applicants should submit their summary of research interests, CV/NIH Biosketch and contact information of three references that can speak to the applicants qualifications to: Dr. Sean Curran. Email:

USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy. USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance. We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities.

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