Multiple postdoc positions are available in the laboratory of Dr. Chao Peng at the Department of Neurology at UCLA. Peng lab focuses on the molecular and cellular mechanisms of alpha-synuclein and tau-related neurodegenerative diseases including but not limited to Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and multiple system atrophy. We develop cutting-edge disease models and apply powerful genetic, multi-omics, system biology, and high throughput screen methods to investigate a wide range of topics related to the development and progression of these diseases. We are particularly interested in the transmission, conformational diversity, and biological consequences of pathological proteins in neurodegenerative diseases and the role of neuron-glial interactions in disease etiology. We also work with companies and academic collaborators to develop novel therapeutic strategies for neurodegenerative diseases. Our publications are well-recognized by the neurodegenerative disease community including Nature, Nature Neuroscience, and Nature Reviews Neurology. The laboratory environment is highly collegial and interactive. Please visit our lab website https://penglab.dgsom.ucla.edu/pages/ for more information.

Successful candidates for postdoc positions are expected to have a PhD degree with a strong record of publication and should be highly motivated, collaborative, and able to conduct independent research. Candidates with a strong background in biochemistry, stem cell, metabolism, or neuroscience are particularly encouraged to apply. These are fully funded multi-year positions.

Application should be sent to Dr. Chao Peng (cpeng@mednet.ucla.edu). Please include your detailed curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests describing your background and research interest, and the contact information of three references.