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The IND’s mission is to investigate and create therapies for neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, multiple system atrophy, chronic traumatic encephalopathy, and PrP prion diseases. Research opportunities range from the fields of molecular, cell, and structural biology and transgenic rodent models to mass spectrometry, synthetic chemistry, and computer modeling. A major effort is devoted to an extraordinary drug discovery program.


Open Non-Faculty Academic Positions



Working at UCSF

UCSF is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. UCSF's innovative, collaborative approaches for health care, research and education span disciplines across the health sciences and make it a world leader in scientific discovery and its translation into improved health.


As part of the 10-campus University of California, UCSF provides exceptional benefits in addition to the special intellectual and cultural advantages of being a member of a world-renowned University community. UCSF offers outstanding health and welfare benefits and programs for retirement that are considered to be among the finest in higher education.


UCSF seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.


UCSF is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University undertakes affirmative action to assure equal employment opportunity for underutilized minorities and women, for persons with disabilities, and for covered veterans. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including minorities and women.