Assistant Specialist


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


Irvine, California


Please submit a letter of interest and a curriculum vitae which should include a record of research experience and the names of three references before February 13, 2019, to


The University of California, Irvine’s Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders (UCI MIND) has an opportunity for an assistant specialist. UCI MIND engages 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. Critical to this mission is the development of new mouse models that will enhance the potential to discover the biological mechanisms of Alzheimer’s disease and also lead to therapeutic treatments. The successful candidate will be immediately responsible for 1) animal breeding; 2) animal colony maintenance; 3) performing mice cognitive behavioral assays; 4) genotyping; and 5) molecular biology assays.

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


Candidates must have a master's degree in public health or a related area. UCMIND is especially interested in applicants with five-plus years of experience and proficiency in the following areas:

  • Basic scientific Alzheimer’s disease research
  • Animal breeding and colony maintenance
  • Genotyping and molecular biology assays
  • Immunohistochemistry

Applicants must have advanced writing skills and experience with scientific writing. Candidates must be able to work effectively with interdisciplinary teams and to manage 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.