The University of Southern California (USC) School of Pharmacy seeks a Postdoctoral Researcher to join the laboratories of Drs Daryl Davies and Paul Seidler and in the Departments of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacology & Pharmaceutical Sciences.Â The focus of this joint position is to develop chemical formulations that support healthy aging by leveraging natural products as dietary supplements. Â Programs under investigation include Alzheimerâs Disease (AD) and Alcoholic Liver Disease (ALD).Â The PIs laboratories have developed water soluble formulations of natural products with measured activity to inhibit ex vivo prionogenic transmission (seeding) of Alzheimerâs tau. These formulations are also seen to protect against liver disease in ALD rodent models.Â The successful candidate will advance both arms of research by conducting pharmacokinetic studies of in-house water-soluble natural product formulations in rodent models and investigating dose-related efficacies in ALD and tau mouse models.Â The candidate should be comfortable leading a small team of researchers comprised of M.S. and undergraduate students.Â A firm understanding of analytical chemistry and pharmacology is highly desired, and prior experience with animal handling, mass spectrometry and immunohistochemistry is beneficial. Â As part of their training and research the candidate can expect to interact with both PIs and members of their labs, as well as the USC School of Pharmacy Mass Spectrometry Core Lab and collaborating PIs specializing in formulation chemistry, PK/PD, and Pharmacy Regulatory and Quality Sciences.
Desired scientific qualifications of the applicant include a Ph.D. in Pharmacology, Toxicology, Biochemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biological Sciences, or another closely related field of study.Â The candidate should exhibit excellent communication and meticulous documentation skills.Â Â
Interested applicants may submit the following:Â
1. Curriculum Vitae
2. Statement of prior research experience, training expectations, and future career ambitions
3. Names and contact information for three references
The USC School of Pharmacy is located downtown L.A. and is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the "Trojan Family," which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is.
USC 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, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy.
Desired scientific qualifications of the applicant include a Ph.D. in Pharmacology, Toxicology, Biochemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biological Sciences, or another closely related field of study. The candidate should exhibit excellent communication and meticulous documentation skills.
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations.
As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.