Project Overview: Our project delves into the intricate mechanisms underlying DNA repair-related diseases, with a specific focus on the cerebellum. We aim to unravel why this vital brain region is disproportionately affected in conditions such as Ataxia-Telangiectasia (A-T). The project is generously supported by a newly awarded R01 grant.

Position Details:

  • Role: Postdoc/Research Scientist
  • Duration: Full-time, 2-years with option for renewal up to 5 years
  • Location: Lundquist Institute at Harbor-UCLA in sunny southern California
  • Responsibilities:
    • Conduct cutting-edge research related to DNA repair pathways and cerebellar function.
    • Collaborate with interdisciplinary teams to advance our understanding of A-T.
    • Analyze experimental data, publish findings, and contribute to grant applications.
    • Mentor graduate students and actively participate in lab meetings.


  • Ph.D. in a relevant field (e.g., Genetics, Neuroscience, Molecular Biology).
  • Strong background in neuroscience desired.
  • Proficiency in experimental techniques including in vivo and/or in vitro electrophysiology, mouse models of disease, immunohistochemistry, cell culture, DNA repair).
  • Excellent communication skills and a passion for scientific discovery.

Application Process: Interested individuals should submit the following via the following link http://tinyurl.com/4ydbakbc:

  1. CV or resume
  2. Cover letter detailing their research interests and relevant experience

Please feel free to reach out to me directly if you have any questions or would like further information at pmathews@ucla.edu