Associate Researcher


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 June 18, 2018 to


The University of California, Irvine's Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders (UCI MIND) is seeking an individual who has extensive experience (10-plus years) working in the area of molecular biology and neuroimmunology of neurodegeneration using mouse models and cell culture systems 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's disease-associated genes contribute to neuropathology, with a particular focus on microglial AD risk genes. Experience with animal models of Alzheimer's disease with extensive knowledge of animal surgeries, behavior, and pathological assessment via biochemical and histological approaches is highly desired. Experience studying immune interactions with amyloid, tau, and α-synuclein neuropathology is also highly desired. The candidate will be responsible for experiment design, data analyses, manuscript preparation, and training 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 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.


A Ph.D. degree in one of the following disciplines: molecular biology, immunology, or neuroscience with expertise and experience in neurobiology, immunology, and neurodegenerative diseases preferred. At least 10 years of experience working with mouse models of Alzheimer's disease and biochemical and histological studies. This position will be appointed at the level that is commensurate with the education and experience of the individual candidate.