Assistant Researcher


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


Irvine, California, U.S.A.


Please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae which should include a record of research experience, and the names of three references before April 20, 2014 to:

Dr. Jorge Busciglio/ Andrea Wasserman

Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders

UC Irvine

2642 BS III, Zot Code: 4545

Irvine, CA 92697-4545

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The is a full-time position for a researcher with extensive experience (8 years or more) in targeting the role of mitochondria and oxidative stress in cellular signaling pathways, metabolism, inflammation, and cell death in neurodegenerative diseases and aging, with a specific emphasis on Alzheimer’s disease and Down's syndrome. Eight or more years' experience in cellular and animal models of mitochondrial and neurodegenerative diseases and aging, as well as stem cell technologies, are also required.  


M.D. or Ph.D. degree, strong background and expertise in Alzheimer’s disease, Down's syndrome, aging, mitochondrial genetics and biochemistry, and stem cell research (eight or more years). Also required is extensive experience in laboratory management, advanced writing skills, excellent communication/verbal skills, the ability to research and carry out high-quality, creative experiments independently, and advanced data analysis skills using statistics, microscopy, cell culture and bioinformatics. The applicant should have a proven track record of consistent publications. The appicant in will be responsible for seeking independent funding and must have a strong experience writing NIH grants, submitting research papers, and presenting in national and international scientific meetings. The applicant must show established records of independent and collaborative research on neurodegenerative diseases, aging and mitochondria. The job requires strong organizational skills, data/record collection and management, as well as skills mentoring undergraduate and graduate students.

The position will be appointed at the level that is commensurate with the education and experience of the individual candidate.