The Cortes Lab is currently recruiting cellular and/OR molecular biologists at the research assistant, lab manager/senior staff scientist, and postdoc levels. If interested, please email cjcortes [at] with your recent CV, contact information for at least 3 references, and your research interests.

Undergraduate Students

Neuroscience and Aging Volunteer Research Assistant

Volunteer research assistants are needed to work in a translational neuroscience lab starting in Fall 2019. My team studies mechanisms of brain aging and how we can target protein quality control to combat and treat neurodegenerative diseases, with a focus on Alzheimer’s disease (AD).

We are looking for motivated students to join us! This position will involve the use transgenic mice and in vitro models (cells) of healthy aging and AD, and apply a wide spectrum of techniques (molecular and cellular biology, transcriptomics and proteomics) to study Alzheimer’s disease, physiological aging and autophagy.


  • Learn: be involved in cutting edge research, learn new techniques, and develop your lab skills!
  • Apply: opportunities to apply for undergraduate fellowships and symposia locally and nationally
  • Publish: Potential opportunities to present your work, be an author in publications and attend scientific conferences.
  • Expand your network: Interact with senior graduate students, postdocs and faculty in other departments, including Neurology, Neurobiology and the Center for Exercise Medicine

– Ideally, MUST BE ABLE TO WORK DURING THE SUMMER (exceptions possible)
– 15-20 hours/ weekdays (between 9AM-6PM)
– 1 year commitment minimum***
– previous lab experience is a plus (training will be provided)
– Start date ASAP

This is an unpaid position, with an option to transition to work-study/research fellowship.

Please submit a short paragraph stating your interest in this particular position, your CV/resume, and your potential lab schedule as one PDF document to cjcortes [at]

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