Postdoctoral Fellowship Position in Clinical Neuroimaging

April 19, 2022
Neurology, Memory and Aging Center


Postdoctoral Fellowship (funding for 2 years with the possibility of extension) at the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences, Department of Neurology, Memory and Aging Center.

Lab Description

The mission of the Dementia Imaging Genetics lab at UCSF at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center is to understand the underlying biology of genetic dementias to improve the diagnosis and monitoring of preclinical and early-stage disease. Using neuroimaging techniques, we map the neural circuits targeted in genetic neurodegenerative diseases such as frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and Alzheimer’s disease (AD).

The postdoctoral fellow will contribute to ongoing experiments and pursue innovative clinical research projects. Studies include neuroimaging research in patients with genetic neurodegenerative diseases and their asymptomatic family members. The fellow will work with multimodal structural and functional neuroimaging methods, such as task-free MRI and diffusion tensor imaging, and will integrate neuroimaging techniques with behavioral and biofluid marker data to study the clinical, anatomical, and neuropathological correlates of disease. These projects are funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health, the Tau Consortium, and The Bluefield Project.

This position provides an exciting opportunity to become a key player in developing novel research projects with a dynamic team of lab members whose backgrounds and interests lie in neurodegenerative disease, brain development and neuroscience. Our multidisciplinary team includes neurologists, neuropsychologists, and neuroscientists. Research recruitment is supported by an extensive network of collaborative research projects at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center, with large datasets of archived MRI data available for analysis. 

We are seeking creative, motivated, fun people to help improve the lives of our patients and families.


A PhD degree in neuroscience, psychology, or related field and expertise in neuroimaging and computer programming (Matlab, R, Python, etc.) is required. Competitive candidates will have a strong interest in neurodegenerative diseases. Previous experience working with clinical neuroimaging is preferred. 

About UCSF

The UCSF Memory and Aging Center is located on the Mission Bay campus in San Francisco, California. The Memory and Aging Center has over 300 employees and is the largest center in the United States focused on the study of neurodegenerative diseases. Our center includes a multidisciplinary team of neurologists, neuroscientists, neuropsychologists, postdoctoral fellows, nurses and research coordinators who form a rich and highly collaborative learning environment for trainees. The current National Institutes of Health rankings show that UCSF Neurology is ranked #1 nationally among departments of neurology at US medical schools.

UCSF is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.


To apply, please send a cover letter describing your research interests and qualifications, a curriculum vitae, and at least three references to [email protected].

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience.