Assistant Project Scientist


University of California, Irvine


Irvine, California


Please submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae which should include a record of research experience and the names of three references before July 3, 2020, to


The University of California, Irvine's Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders (UCI MIND) is seeking an individual who has extensive experience (5+ years) working in the area of molecular and stem cell medicine using human pluripotent stem cell-derived microglia to advance the understanding of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. The professional researcher series at UCI is designed for scientists who engage in independent and creative high-quality research. Applicants should therefore have a proven track record of consistent publications in this area and independent pilot funding.

The candidate will lead projects that focus on investigating how Alzheimer disease-associated genes contribute to neuropathology, with a particular focus on microglial AD risk genes. Experience with human pluripotent stem cell culture and differentiation to microglia is highly desired. Experience with chimeric Alzheimer's mouse models incorporating human microglia to study the immune interactions with amyloid neuropathology is also desired. The candidate will be responsible for experimental design, data analyses, manuscript preparation, and training of undergraduate and graduate students. The candidate will also be expected to apply for both independent and collaborative funding to support his/her research.

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.


A Ph.D. degree in one of the following disciplines: molecular and stem cell medicine, immunology, or neuroscience with expertise and experience in neurobiology, immunology, and neurodegenerative diseases preferred. At least five years experience working with human pluripotent stem cell-derived microglia is highly required. This position will be appointed at the level that is commensurate with the education and experience of the individual candidate.