Associate Specialist


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


Irvine, California


Please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae with a record of research experience, and the names of three references before May 28, 2018, to:  


The associate specialist will work in the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center – Longitudinal Cohort under the direction of the medical director, Aimee Pierce. The associate specialist will perform neurological and physical assessments for elderly research participants at the UCI MIND Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center in Irvine. The ARDC sees approximately 400 research participants, including annual neurological/physical and cognitive evaluations. The associate specialist will also perform clinical interviews with study participants and partners, perform cognitive assessments, write up findings in formal reports, and participate in the preparation and presentation of case conferences for weekly clinical research team meetings. He or she will also be involved in attaining written informed consent for various human research protocols.

The associate specialist will also work with the clinical trials unit of the ADRC, assisting with prescreening medical records for inclusion/exclusion criteria, perform clinical interviews and psychometric assessments, and assist in data collection. 

The incumbent will be expected to maintain confidentiality in all aspects of the job, and maintain a high level of professionalism and collegiality in interactions with participants, patients, and team members.

The associate specialist may also be assist in IRB submission and communication, data analysis, and dissemination of research results.

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.


Completion of medical training program at a U.S.-accredited school of medicine or a medical school located outside of the U.S. and Canada that is listed in the International Medical Education Directory (IMED) of the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER). Preference will be given to candidates with experience working with the elderly and Knowledge of dementia as a disease process. 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.