Monday, October 10, 2011

Attractive Neuropathology Postdoc Position in Neurodegenerative Disease Now Available at UCSF

Lea T. Grinberg, MD, PhD.
I recently received an email from Lea T. Grinberg, MD, PhD, a neuropathologist originally from Sao Paulo, Brazil now working at UCSF. She is recruiting a postdoc to work with her. Dr. Grinberg specializes in aging and neurodegenerative diseases and was recently awarded an R01 grant to study early stages of AD and FTLD-TDP in postmortem human tissue. She has access to a large brain bank associated with the Brazilian Aging Brain Study Group as well as the UCSF Memory and Aging Center brain bank. The postdoc will learn state-of-the-art methods for studying human post mortem brains, such as stereology, immunohistochemistry and fluorescence, computer assisted 3D reconstruction, and whole brain processing. She writes of the UCSF Memory and Aging Center: "We are a team of 150 individuals and the division promotes weekly grand rounds, journal clubs, lab meetings and regular CPC sessions. I believe it is an excellent opportunity for a young neuropathologist aiming to have a career in neurodegenerative disease."

I would say so! Here's the official job listing:

Post Doctoral Position in Neurodegenerative Diseases

NIH-supported post-doctoral position is immediately available for a qualified and highly motivated researcher to study early stages of neurodegenerative disease in human postmortem tissue
The fellow will pursue a series of related experiments regarding brain areas involved in very early clinical stages of Alzheimer’s disease and frontotemporal dementia. The successful candidate will have access to very difficult to get tissue belonging to cognitively normal elderly who already showed neurodegenerative changes in the brain. In addition, the fellow will be trained in state-of-the-art neuropathological/neuroanatomical processing and sophisticated graphic and reconstruction software. The fellow will have the opportunity of further participate in ongoing experimental studies.
Preferred Qualifications
Strong interest in neurodegenerative disease
Training in quantitative neuropathology or neuropathology is a plus.

This project is part of a close collaboration with other groups; therefore, candidates must have the ability to work in an international team, show organizational skills, and be driven by an interest in a multidisciplinary research setting

Applicants should possess a recent (within last three years) MD or PhD degree in the neuropathology/neuroanatomy/ neurosiciences with strong experience in stereology.

Applicants should send a CV and 3 letters of recommendation to Dr. Grinberg lea.grinberg@ucsf.edu

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