Calling creative scientists!

Currently, we have openings for creative, curious, and motivated graduate students, postdoctoral associates, and research technicians. These positions are supported by federal and foundation grants.

Graduate students will need to apply to a Graduate Training program at UCSF before joining the lab. More information on these programs can be found here. Please contact Aparna for potential rotation opportunities.

Research technician/Lab manager positions are posted on UCSF Brassring, Indeed, and other sites. Please contact Aparna for further information.

Postdoctoral fellowships investigate inter-cellular crosstalk in microglial activation and neurodegeneration and develop novel therapeutic modalities. We use advanced live imaging, molecular, and multi-omics approaches in cell-based and mouse models.

Postdoctoral applicants should have

  • a recent Ph.D. (< 2 years) in neuroscience, biochemistry, cell biology, or a related field
  • expertise in one or more relevant areas (mouse models of disease, cell culture, microscopy, etc.)
  • an excellent publication record, communication skills, and organizational skills
  • the passion and ability to lead independent projects and mentor junior scientists in the lab


Our lab offers a diverse, creative, and collaborative environment with access to

  • cutting-edge technologies and resources to pursue impactful scientific questions
  • directed mentoring tailored for success and excellence in your chosen career path
  • exciting opportunities to explore STEM outreach, mentoring, and DEI initiatives
  • wide range of opportunities for professional development
  • generous postdoctoral stipend and benefits with added cost of living allowance ($9,000/year)
  • the vibrant city of San Francisco within the gorgeous natural beauty of the Bay Area


Email Aparna ( with a brief introduction, CV, and the names and contact information of at least two references.