UCSF - IND Postdoctoral Scholars

San Francisco Mission Bay
Two steps above NIH scale
Oct 17, 2017
Required Education
Position Type
Full time

The Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases (IND), led by Nobel Laureate Stanley B. Prusiner, is seeking motivated postdoctoral scientists to work in translational neuroscience.

The IND’s mission is to advance the understanding of neurodegenerative disease and translate those discoveries into treatments for conditions including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Scientists at the IND work in a multidisciplinary environment, which brings together molecular, cellular, structural and computational biologists with pharmacologists and synthetic chemists, to support an extraordinary program bridging basic science and drug discovery. To advance our research, the IND is looking for postdoctoral fellows in neuropharmacology, molecular and cell biology, mass spectrometry and structural biology. A background in neurodegenerative disease is not a requirement; the IND is interested in candidates who can demonstrate creative thinking that will strengthen its multidisciplinary approach and collaborative culture. 

The IND is housed in the state-of-the-art Sandler Neurosciences Center on the UCSF Mission Bay campus, and is part of the new UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences.

Applicants should hold or be close to completing an M.D. or Ph.D. degree.  Successful candidates will have demonstrated progress toward an independent research career, including quality publications and presentations at scientific conferences. Interested candidates should apply online at: http://ind.ucsf.edu/careers/postdoctoral.

About UCSF

UCSF is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences, health professions and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.