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Postdoctoral Fellow

University of Southern California-Med/Endocrinology
Los Angeles, California
Salary will exceed NIH NRSA pay scale and will be commensurate with experience and qualifications
Closing date
May 27, 2022

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Life Sciences, Biology, Neuroscience, Health Sciences, Healthcare, Medicine
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
PhD Fellowship, Postdoc
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Seeking an enthusiastic, detail-oriented Postdoctoral Fellow to join a multi-disciplinary NIH-funded team led by Dr. Hussein Yassine. The Keck School of Medicine is one of the nation's leading medical schools, ranked in the top 30 schools for NIH funding, and is a leader in the field of Alzheimer’s disease. In 2021, the Department of Neurology at USC ranked number 4 in NIH funding across all US academic centers and offers an outstanding intellectual and multidisciplinary research environment with a commitment to translational research. State-of-the-art infrastructure and support are available.

The Yassine lab has a strong track record of supporting highly motivated postdocs aspiring leadership positions in academia and industry and has published in high-profile journals. Dr. Yassine leads the Research and Education Component of the USC Alzheimer’s disease Research Center (ADRC) that assists in the career development of fellows and junior faculty with an interest in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. More information:

The prospective scientist should have experience working in the AD field. Our research focuses onunderstanding how apolipoprotein E4 contributes to AD pathology with a focus on immune cell activation by phospholipase A2. The project focuses on mechanisms of brain inflammation in Alzheimer’s involving microbiome studies, using both animal models and samples from clinical trials. The Yassine Lab actively collaborates with the School of Pharmacy, USC Bridge Institute for drug discovery, and Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute for in vivo brain imaging studies. The post doc will be working in an excellent environment in close collaboration with chemistry, imaging, and clinical trial experts.

To apply, please send curriculum vitae and contact info for three letters of reference, to Alternatively, you can apply here:

The University of Southern California is an equal opportunity employer. We comply with applicable Federal civil rights laws and do not discriminate, exclude, or treat people differently on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

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