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Postdoctoral Scholar - Neurology - Alzheimer’s Disease Center

Position overview

Salary range: Level 0 (0 - 11 months) $54,540 monthly $4,545.00 T023, Grade L0
Level 1 (12 - 23 months) $56,712 monthly $4,726.00 T023, Grade L1
Level 2 (24 - 35 months)$58,608 monthly $4,884.00 T023, Grade L2
Level 3 (36 - 47 months) $60,780 monthly $5,065.00 T023, Grade L3
Level 4 (48 - 59 months) $63,036 monthly $5,253.00 T023, Grade L4
Level 5 (60 - 71 months) $65,292 monthly $5,441.00 T023, Grade L5
Review timeline: Candidates will be reviewed starting Oct 30

Application Window

Open date: September 28, 2022

Next review date: Monday, Jul 31, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Thursday, Aug 31, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

Dr. Keith Vossel, a Professor of Neurology and Director of the Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research at UCLA, is seeking highly motivated applicants interested in a Postdoctoral Scholar position to investigate disease mechanisms in mouse models of Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases, as well as human studies. This position offers training in cell and molecular, neural network, and behavior relationships in mouse models of AD and opportunities to interface with a translational group bridging bench discoveries with human clinical trials. Dr. Vossel's laboratory studies mechanisms and novel treatments for seizures and related memory loss in mouse models of Alzheimer's disease. In tandem, Dr. Vossel's clinical studies investigate network hyperexcitability in Alzheimer's disease and related disorders, and include clinical trials of anti-seizure drugs to treat Alzheimer's disease-associated network hyperexcitability ( Identifier: NCT02002819).
Dr. Vossel has been recognized for excellence in mentoring and has sponsored fellowship awards from the NIH and American Academy of Neurology.

Duties and Tasks
• Lead and perform lab-based experiments that include preparing primary neuronal cultures, live cell imaging, protein-interaction assays, kinase activity assays, biochemical analysis of synaptic proteins, immunocytochemistry, mouse electroencephalography, slice electrophysiology mouse seizure scoring, mouse behavior
• Mentor graduate students and technical staff, and collaborate with other Easton Center scientists and other outside scientific partners to design, implement, and analyze experiments
• Prepare manuscripts for submission to scientific journals
• Prepare grant applications, including career-development awards
• Present at scientific meetings

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
Required Qualifications:
• PhD and/or MD with concentration in neuroscience or related field
• Strong record of presenting research results through publications and scientific meetings
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work collaboratively
• Rodent handling experience
Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience in electrophysiology/neurophysiology in mice or humans
• Experience in mouse behavior
• Proficiency in molecular biology, protein-interaction, immunochemistry, and cell culture
• Experience in MATLAB

The salary range for this position is from $60,000-$71,952 depending on experience level

Level 0 (0 - 11 months) $60,000 $5,000.00
Level 1 (12 - 23 months) $62,220 $5,185.00
Level 2 (24 - 35 months) $64,522 $5,376.83
Level 3 (36 - 47 months) $66,909 $5,575.75
Level 4 (48 - 59 months) $69,385 $5,782.08
Level 5 (60 - 71 months) $$71,952 $5,996.00


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

PhD and/or MD with concentration in neuroscience or related field

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our EDI Statement FAQ document.

  • Reference check authorization release form - Complete and upload the reference check authorization release form

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

references will only be contacted for final candidates

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Campus Information

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Job location

Los Angeles