Assistant Project Scientist (U54)


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


Irvine, California


Please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae which should include a record of research experience, and the names of three references before May 1, 2019, to:


The University of California, Irvine's Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders (UCI MIND) has an opportunity for an assistant project scientist. The mission of UCI MIND is to engage in cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research designed to discover the basic mechanisms of neurodegeneration and brain aging, characterize the transition from normal aging to Alzheimer’s disease, and develop new treatments to slow or eliminate cognitive impairment resulting from any etiology. This position is within the UCI Model Organism Development and Evaluation for Late-onset Alzheimer’s disease (MODEL-AD) Disease Modeling Project (DMP). MODEL-AD is a NIA/NIH-funded multi-project, multi-institutional grant whose goal is to produce the next generation of mouse models for late-onset AD and develop new therapeutic targets.


The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in pharmacology and/or neuroscience with a minimum of 10 years of experience in the field of neuroscience, and at least four-plus years of scientific experience with Alzheimer’s disease research. The candidate must have experience with animal models of Alzheimer's disease with extensive knowledge of animal surgery, behavioral, biochemical and imaging assays. Experience with Aβ and tau interaction and synaptic loss within Alzheimer’s disease is highly desirable. The candidate will be responsible for managing experiment timelines; training undergraduate and laboratory assistants; manuscript preparation; the organization of meetings related to the project; and the overall coordination of the project with the collaborating institutions. Applicants must have excellent supervisory skills, the ability to work independently, including setting team and personal goals and meeting deadlines, oral and written communication skills are essential. Certification in project management is highly desired. This position will be appointed at the level that is commensurate with the education and experience of the individual candidate.

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.