Assistant Project Scientist in Neuroscience Research Institute (Kosik Lab)

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Position Description

A position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Kenneth Kosik to conduct research on mechanisms of Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegeneration using post-mortem human brains with single cell RNA and ATAC sequencing. This will involve isolating nuclei from frozen postmortem human brains. Furthermore, the appointee will conduct single-cell multiome experiments, sequencing library preparation and bioinformatic analysis of the multiome data. The appointee will be expected to make significant, original, and creative contributions to the research project, collaborate with other team members, and publish research.

The Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service as appropriate to the position.

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

A doctoral degree in biology or related field is required, along with a minimum of 3 years of post doctoral experience in neurobiology research.

Preferred qualifications

A solid research and publication record at the pre- and postdoctoral level. Experience with bioinformatics, single-cell transcriptomics, ATAC-seq, and spatial transcriptomics.

The University of California 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, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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