Jobs

Assistant Project Scientist

Employer

University of California, Irvine, Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders

Location

Irvine, California

Principal Investigator

Aileen Anderson

Contact

Please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae that includes a record of research experience and the names of three references, before August 17, 2017,  to https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF04202.

Description

The University of California, Irvine’s Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders has an opportunity for an associate project scientist position in the laboratory of Aileen Anderson. The Anderson lab uses multidisciplinary approaches to investigate spinal cord injury and therapeutic strategies for spinal cord injury, focusing on neuro-immune communication, neural stem cell transplantation, and the application of biomaterial bridges to foster regeneration. A major area of focus for this position will be the application of genetic tools to track regeneration of descending motor pathways into biomaterial bridges, testing the reconstitution of neuronal circuitry. A second area of focus will be advanced microscopy and imaging techniques, including confocal, fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy (FLIM), and in vivo imaging. The successful candidate will be immediately responsible for designing and performing in vivo spinal cord injury and bridge implantation experiments, conducting statistical analyses, and preparing manuscripts.

The University of California, Irvine, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Requirements

Successful candidates must have a Ph.D. in neuroscience or a closely related field and several years of productive postdoctoral experience. The lab is especially interested in applicants with proficiency and published expertise in the following research areas:
• spinal cord injury surgeries, postoperative care, and behavioral testing
• biomaterial bridge implantation
• breeding and maintenance of transgenic mice
• confocal, fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy (FLIM), and in vivo imaging expertise

Applicants must have a strong publication record, advanced writing skills, and experience with grant writing. Candidates must be able to work effectively with interdisciplinary teams and manage scientific projects within a complex organization; therefore, excellent interpersonal, organizational, and oral and written communication skills are essential. This position will be appointed at the level that is commensurate with the education and experience of the individual candidate.