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Postdoc - NB: Morrison Lab (Baxter)

Application Window

Open date: June 14th, 2021

Last review date: Tuesday, Jun 29, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Thursday, Mar 31, 2022 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. Mark Baxter, with the NB: Morrison Lab at the California National Primate Research Center (CNPRC), is seeking to hire a postdoctoral employee, 100% time for the duration of one year with the possibility of extension. The postdoctoral employee will be expected to participate in our research program investigating the impact of tau protein pathology on cognitiion and brain function in a rhesus monkey model. The overall goal of this program is to establish a novel model for tau neuropathology and assessment of cognitive and neuropathological endpoints in a monkey model, to develop more translationally-relevant animal models of Alzheimer's disease and facilitate both understanding of underlying pathological mechanisms as well as development of novel treatments. In addition to behavioral work, biological samples (blood, cerebrospinal fluid) will be collected and examined for biomarkers of inflammation and neurodegeneration, and concurrent neuroimaging studies will be carried out to ascertain whole-brain measures. The postdoctoral researcher will contribute to, and be involved in, all aspects of the research process including study design, protocol development, data collection, sample processing, data analysis, assay work, and writing and publication of research reports and reviews. Although the primary role of this researcher will be in the cognitive testing aspects of the project, significant opportunities exist for cross-training in analysis of neuroimaging data, fluid biomarkers, and neuroanatomical data. An important aspect of this position will be project management and coordination between the onsite staff and offsite collaborators.
Applicant must have a Ph.D. in . in neuroscience, psychology, or a related discipline. The candidate should have considerable experience collecting behavioral data, ideally in non-human primates, as well as experience and interest in the neurobiology of aging and neurodegenerative disease. The postdoctoral researcher must be able to work independently as well as part of an interdisciplinary team. Candidates should be willing to apply for independent funding.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

    The position requires a Ph.D. in neuroscience, psychology, or a related discipline. The candidate should have considerable experience collecting behavioral data, ideally in non-human primates, as well as experience and interest in the neurobiology of aging and neurodegenerative disease. The postdoctoral researcher must be able to work independently as well as part of an interdisciplinary team.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/faculty-equity-and-inclusion for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.

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