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Post-Doctoral Scholar/Research Associate
University of California, San Diego


Date Posted Oct. 26, 2022
Title Post-Doctoral Scholar/Research Associate
University University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA, United States
Department Neurosciences
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
 
 
  • Post-Doc
    Research Scientist/Associate
  • Neurodevelopmental Disorders
    Biomedical Sciences
 
 

The Study of Latinos - Investigation of Neurocognitive Aging (SOL-INCA; solincalab.org) directed by Hector M. González, Ph.D., in the Department of Neurosciences and the Shiley Marcos Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at University of California, San Diego (https://neurosciences.ucsd.edu/) is currently seeking a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the field of Population Neurosciences to join our longitudinal research effort in investigating neurocognitive aging and Alzheimer’s disease among diverse Latinos. The SOL-INCA is funded by multiple NIH grants.


This position offers rich opportunities to investigate neurocognitive aging and dementias in the largest study of well-characterized (e.g., MRI, whole genome) middle-aged and older diverse Latinos. The successful candidate will work at the new Altman Clinical Translational Research Institute (https://medschool.ucsd.edu/research/actri/Pages/default.aspx), which offers a stimulating and multi-disciplinary environment in beautiful La Jolla, California. The fellow will work as part of a team of scientists at UC, San Diego, local institutions (e.g., Salk Institute) and with collaborators across the US. He or she will be responsible for developing and initiating a high impact, innovative and sustainable research program on neurocognitive aging, Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. The fellow will have ample opportunities for publication and grant writing in collaboration with the PI and other multidisciplinary team investigators. Applicants should have a background in cognitive science, genomics, epidemiology, neurosciences or equivalent combined education and experience.


Fluent in Spanish (spoken and written) is highly desirable but is not required. Effective communication and organization skills as well as the ability to work independently and as part of a team are critical for this position. The ideal candidate should be highly motivated, enthusiastic, and detail-oriented, with excellent working experience with data bases, statistical packages, word processing, and spreadsheet. Time-management, multitasking and the ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced research program are essential.


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Contact Information

 
  • Lourdes Guerrero
    Neurosciences
    University of California, San Diego
    9500 Gilman Drive #0949
    La Jolla, CA 92093-0949
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  • loguerrero@health.ucsd.edu

 

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