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MS Basic Science Fellowship

We are seeking motivated candidates for postdoctoral fellowships in multiple sclerosis. Applicants should submit a CV and a description of their research interests to the Director of the Fellowship program, Dr. Emmanuelle Waubant. Applicants may include at least two letters of support and three professional references who may be contacted by us. We typically provide interviews from December through April each year. Suitable candidates will be invited to interview with relevant faculty mentors and will have an opportunity to learn more about the clinical and research environment at UCSF.

Our postdoctoral/fellowship training program in MS is led by nationally and internationally known MS researchers with an impressive record of mentorship and collaboration. Expectations for trainees are high within this supportive and collegial atmosphere. Our MS Fellows are encouraged to attend and present at journal clubs, clinic conferences and meetings of professional associations. The opening of the Sandler Neuroscience Center building at the Mission Bay campus has allowed our group to bring together clinicians, clinical researchers and basic researchers in one facility located in the heart of the new campus. The Sandler Center is a new kind of effort to develop opportunities for scholarly pursuit spanning the bed to the bench, including clinic space, neuroimaging and basic science. This new building, along with nearby Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Hall, makes Mission Bay one of the largest neuroscience complexes in the world, with laboratories headed by principal investigators from the UCSF Department of Neurology, the Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases (IND), and the Center for Integrative Neuroscience (CIN).

Multiple Sclerosis Basic Science: 2-3 years

Our basic science fellows will work in the MS laboratory at the recently opened Sandler Neurosciences Center at our Mission Bay campus. The fellowship will include immersion in the widely varied research environment at UCSF, including retreats and journal clubs in all areas of basic neuroscience and neuroimmunology. The fellow will design and perform experiments focusing on MS pathophysiology or issues relevant to myelin regeneration and repair. There is extensive laboratory expertise in genetic epidemiology, computational biology, molecular biology, signaling, EAE/MS immunobiology, developmental/stem cell biology and imaging. The expectation is that research will be basic in nature but relevant to human disease. Fellows will also have the opportunity to participate to clinical activities as appropriate. Mentors will also guide and assist fellows in the preparation of applications for funding to continue career development or transition to independence. Requirements: MD, PhD or MD/PhD.