Postdoctoral scholar position available in the Zlokovicâs at the Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles for studies on âMicrobiome and blood-brain barrier (BBB) in Alzheimerâs disease (AD)â using iPSC-derived microfluidic and other organotypic culture models of human BBB and neurovascular unit, and transgenic models with genetic risk factors for AD. Â The ideal candidate will apply stem cell technology, RNAseq analysis and functional measurements of BBB and neuronal function using protocols established in the lab to generate iPSC-derived endothelial cells, pericytes, neurons and glia.Â In addition, the ideal candidate will have interest and some experience in experimental or transgenic mouse models. He/she will work under supervision of the Principle Investigator, and will closely collaborate with other Research Scientists in the lab and lab members. Â
Preferred Experience: 2 years or more experience in molecular/cell biology and cell cultures
Preferred Field of Expertise: Including but not limited to stem cell biology, neurobiology, or vascular biology.
Minimum Education: PhD or equivalent doctorate within previous five yearsMinimum Experience: 1 yearMinimum Field of Expertise: Directly related education in research specialization with advanced knowledge of equipment, procedures and analysis methods
Internal Number: REQ20065752
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