Assistant Specialist


The University of California, Irvine’s 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 July 5, 2019, to:



UCI MIND has an opportunity for an assistant specialist to join its Model Organism Development and Evaluation for Late-onset Alzheimer’s Disease (MODEL-AD) Disease Modeling Project (DMP). MODEL-AD is a NIA/NIH-funded multiproject, multi-institutional grant whose goal is to produce the next generation of mouse models for late-onset AD and develop new therapeutic targets. Under the direction of Dr. Ali Mortazavi, associate professor of developmental & cell biology, the successful applicant will be responsible for comparing gene expression in single-cells during aging in normal mice as well as an existing AD mouse model in order to guide the design of the next generation of AD mouse models.

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.


Candidates with a master’s degree in genomics or biotechnology are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated experience in: (a) tissue culture, (b) building as well as analyzing RNA-seq and ATAC-seq datasets in mammals, (c) using Linux-based, high-performance computing, and (d) general ability to design as well as carry out experiments. Preference will be given to candidates with graduate classes and research work in functional genomics as well as familiarity with Alzheimer’s disease. Eligible candidates should also have strong record-keeping skills and the ability to work independently, including setting team and personal goals and meeting deadlines. Strong communication skills are essential.