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Attractive Neuropathology Postdoc Position in Neurodegenerative Disease Now Available at UCSF

Posted Oct 10 2011 7:11pm
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 ADand 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 mortembrains, such as stereology, immunohistochemistry and fluorescence, computerassisted 3D reconstruction, and whole brain processing. She writes of the UCSF Memory and Aging Center: "We are a team of 150 individuals and the divisionpromotes weekly grand rounds, journal clubs, lab meetings and regular CPCsessions. I believe it is an excellent opportunity for a youngneuropathologist aiming to have a career in neurodegenerative disease."

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

Post Doctoral Position inNeurodegenerative Diseases

NIH-supported post-doctoral position is immediately available for aqualified and highly motivated researcher to study early stages ofneurodegenerative disease in human postmortem tissue
The fellow willpursue a series of related experiments regarding brain areas involved in veryearly clinical stages of Alzheimer’s disease and frontotemporal dementia. Thesuccessful candidate will have access to very difficult to get tissue belongingto cognitively normal elderly who already showed neurodegenerative changes inthe brain. In addition, the fellow will be trained in state-of-the-artneuropathological/neuroanatomical processing and sophisticated graphic andreconstruction software. The fellow will have the opportunity of furtherparticipate in ongoing experimental studies.
PreferredQualifications
Strong interest in neurodegenerative disease
Training in quantitativeneuropathology 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 multidisciplinaryresearch setting

Applicants should possess arecent (within last three years) MD or PhD degree in theneuropathology/neuroanatomy/ neurosiciences with strong experience instereology.

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