May 18, 2020

Postdoctoral Researcher

  • University of California San Diego
  • La Jolla, CA
Full time Age-related Health Problems Aging Biological Cognitive Cognitive Neuroscience Epidemiology Gender Studies Lifespan Neuroscience Postdoctoral

Job Description

The Panizzon Lab within the Department of Psychiatry at U.C. San Diego seeks applicants for multiple postdoctoral researcher positions.  The focus of the laboratory is on the interface of neuroendocrinology and genetics in understanding cognitive and brain aging, as well as the development and progression of Alzheimer’s disease.  Significant efforts are also dedicated to exploring sex differences in cognitive and brain aging from a neuroendocrine perspective.

The successful applicant will participate in data collection and analysis of two NIA funded projects on the impact of sex hormone suppression on the brain and cognition.  There will also be the opportunity to work on secondary data analysis projects utilizing publically available datasets like the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI), UK Biobank, the Vietnam Era Twin Study of Aging, and the Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer’s Prevention.  The successful applicant will participate in the writing and preparation of manuscripts, presentations for scientific meetings, and grant proposals.  The applicant is also expected to work with the PI to develop his/her own research program and grant proposals. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in at least one of the following areas:  cognitive aging, Alzheimer’s disease, neuroendocrinology, neuroimaging, sex differences, or quantitative genetics. 

The Department of Psychiatry at U.C. San Diego is internationally recognized for its research excellence.  Ranked 3rd in the nation in NIH funding among psychiatry programs, and #1 on the West Coast, research within the department ranges from basic studies on the genetics and molecular mechanisms underlying neuropsychiatric disorders to clinical research on best practices in treatment. The Department also has a long-standing and continued commitment to diversity and inclusion in our research, educational, and clinical activities.

Interested applicants should contact Dr. Matthew Panizzon at mspanizzon@health.ucsd.eduor 858-534-8269.  Applicants should be prepared to provide an updated CV, minimum of two reprints/preprints, and contact information for three professional references.


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