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Project Scientist - Koronyo Lab - Department of Neurosurgery

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Requisition # HRC0605075

If you are passionate about helping human kind by contributing to research discoveries, we invite to consider this great opportunity and apply today!

Principal Investigator, Maya Koronyo, PhD is looking for a Project Scientist to join the team!

The primary focus of the Koronyo-Hamaoui Laboratory is on early diagnosis and immune-based therapies for Alzheimer's disease (AD). A feasible noninvasive test to identify patients early on, which is essential for effective treatment, is an urgent unmet need. The Koronyo-Hamaoui Laboratory has shown, for the first time, that the hallmark pathology of AD, amyloid-β protein (Aβ) plaque, is present in the retina of human patients beginning at early stage.

To learn more about this type of research, please visit the Koronyo-Hamaoui Lab.

This position works independently on research projects in the lab and in cooperation with the Principal Investigator, Maya Koronyo, to make significant and creative contributions to a research or creative project in the area of neurodegenerative disease. The Project Scientist is employed to contribute high-level skills to specific research or creative program. Ordinarily, this role will carry out neuroscience research lab work, prepare figures for grants and manuscripts, write and submit manuscripts for publication, assist in writing technical and/or regulatory protocols.

Project Scientists are not required to carry out independent research or to develop an independent research reputation and do not have teaching responsibilities; however, if suited, they will be involved in student/staff supervision, teaching and grant writing to secure funding for research.

Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • May assist in preparation of grant proposals, submissions, publications, and presentations but is not responsible for generating grant funds.
  • May serve as PI for certain grants as approved by supervising member of the Professorial Series.
  • May participate in publications and presentations as author or co-author.
  • May develop, adapt and implement new research techniques and protocols.
  • Assists in lab experiments.
  • Analyzes, interprets, summarizes and compiles data.
  • May lead or train Staff Research Associates and Research Fellows.
  • Will assist in day-to-day laboratory activities.

Department-Specific Responsibilities:

  • Conduct Alzheimer’s disease and related research activities, including but not limited to analysis of brain and retinal pathology, biochemical changes, biomarker discovery etc.
  • Perform all requested laboratory experiments, such as immunohistochemistry, immunocytochemistry, flow cytometry, statistical analysis, molecular, cellular and biochemical methods, and advanced microscopy.
  • Summarize data, prepare figures and presentations, write manuscripts and assist in grant writing.



  • Doctorate degree, required.
  • PhD in Neuroscience, highly preferred.

Experience and Skillset:

  • Completion of postdoctoral appointment in area of specialization(Alzheimer’s disease, neuroimmunology and/or neuro-ophthalmology).
  • Knowledge of PI’s area of research specialization.
  • Demonstrated technical competency in a variety of research techniques and protocols.
  • Preferred training in Alzheimer’s disease, neuroimmunology and/or neuro-ophthalmology.


  • Working Title: Project Scientist - Koronyo Lab - Department of Neurosurgery
  • Department: Home Dept-Black
  • Business Entity: Academic / Research
  • City: Los Angeles
  • Job Category: Academic/Research
  • Job Specialty: Research Studies/Clinical Trials
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Shift Length: 8 hour shift
  • Shift Type: Day

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