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Postdoctoral Scholar

Medicine - Endocrinology and Diabetes Los Angeles, California

Postdoctoral position open in Alzheimer’s disease research at University of Southern California.

We are seeking a motivated postdoctoral candidate with a strong background in biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology in the area of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) at University of Southern California. Our research focuses on understanding how apolipoprotein E4 contributes to AD pathology. The candidate will work on the interaction of apoE4 with brain lipid metabolism; focusing on ABCA-1 mediated lipidation of apoE and its effect on brain DHA transport.

The University of Southern California is one of the leading institutions in the world in AD research. It houses the Laboratory of Neuroimaging (, with world class research laboratories in both clinical and basic AD investigations with strong support from NIH (

Information on ongoing research at the Yassine Lab:


Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) with a Neuroscience background preferred.  A successful candidate should have experience working with transgenic AD mice models.  The work will require experience in cell culture, molecular biology, micro

scopy, and transfections.  In addition, the post doc will have the responsibility of supervising students and technicians in the lab.

Application process:

Interested applicants should apply online and send a cover letter describing their past research experience, a curriculum vitae, and the contact information of three references to Dr. Hussein Yassine, at This is a one year, fixed term, grant funded position.


Preferred Education:       PhD with a Neuroscience background

Preferred Experience:     Experience with transgenic AD mice models, cell culture, molecular biology, microscopy, and transfections.

Preferred Field of Expertise: Neuroscience

Percentage of Time:  100%

If Fixed Term:   9/1/17 – 8/31/18

Minimum Education: Ph.D or equivalent doctorate within previous five years

Minimum Experience: 0-1 year

Minimum Field of Expertise: Directly related education in research specialization with advanced knowledge of equipment, procedures and analysis methods.

REQ20047438 Posted Date: 01/10/2018 - Thru date - 2/28/2018

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