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Academic Neuroscientist

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The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of California (UC) Davis, School of Medicine is seeking a dynamic academic neuroscientist at the Assistant, In Residence Series who can develop or who has already established an independent hypothesis-based research program pertinent to Alzheimer’s disease or related neurodegenerative conditions. The expectation is that the candidate will spend approximately 90-95% effort in the service and research mission of the UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center (ADC) Neuropathology Core, and 5-10% in teaching. Teaching duties may include didactic lectures, seminar and laboratory teaching to undergraduate or graduate students, and/or small group teaching of housestaff, medical students, graduate students, and students in other health professional programs, as well as participation in interdisciplinary clinical conferences.

Requirements include PhD with substantial training/experience in neuropathological investigation of age-related neurodegenerative diseases and an appropriate record of accomplishment in teaching to meet requirements for appointment at the Assistant Professor level (In Residence series). The primary appointment will be within the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and the candidate also will have an investigator position in conjunction with the UC Davis Alzheimer Disease Center (ADC). The candidate will work with ADC principal investigators to conduct daily operations of the ADC Neuropathology Core including assisting in generating neuropathological diagnosis and distribution of tissue. The candidate is required to develop research projects using biospecimens available at UC Davis ADC, with a focus on understanding the heterogeneity within neurodegenerative diseases, as well as an interest in development of biomarkers for neurodegenerative diseases. Other required skills include the ability to work cooperatively and collegially within a diverse environment, and the ability to build and maintain productive professional relationships with medical and technical staff, trainees, and others.

Preferred qualifications include active research grants with salary support. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to build on the many neuroscience strengths in the department, UC Davis Health and UC Davis campus, including an established program in neuropathology, strong collaborative relationships with the Alzheimer Disease Center, MIND Institute, the Institute for Regenerative Medicines, Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the campus’ Center for Neuroscience, Center for Comparative Medicine, School of Veterinary Medicine, the California National Primate Center, and more.

For best consideration, applications must be received by July 3, 2017. Position will be open until filled, but no later than June 30, 2018. Please forward the following: (1) Curriculum Vitae; (2) Cover letter; (3) Statement of clinical, teaching and research background; (4) Statement of contributions to diversity; (5) List of names and contact information for at least five references to: Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files.

This recruitment is conducted at the assistant rank. The resulting hire will be at the assistant rank, regardless of the proposed appointee’s qualifications.

The UC Davis School of Medicine is part of UC Davis Health, which is also comprised of the UC Davis Medical Center, the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, and the UC Davis Medical Group, an 800-member physician practice network. UCDH has more than 10,000 faculty and staff and an annual budget of $1.6 billion; UC Davis is an established leader in the use of telecommunications and information technology to advance health. U.S. News & World Report recently ranked the SOM among the top 50 medical schools in the nation.

UC Davis supports family-friendly recruitments.

UC Davis commits to inclusion excellence by advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in all that we do. We are an affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to ehlp us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the recruiting department.

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Job location

Sacramento, CA


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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Diversity contributions documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a diversity statement and why one is requested.

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