Jobs

Postdoc: Cell Biology of Alzheimer’s Disease

Employer

UC Irvine

Location

Irvine, California

Principal Investigator

Gregory Brewer

Contact

Apply to our online RECRUIT system at https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF05125.

Applicants with more than three years of prior postdoctoral work should apply as a research specialist at https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF05126.

Please cc Professor Brewer at GJBrewer@uci.edu when your application is complete.

Description

A research position is available immediately for a postdoctoral scholar to study the cellular and molecular biology of Alzheimer’s disease. The successful candidate will perform experiments to alter the course of age-related metabolic changes in neurons in culture and in vivo from Alzheimer-like transgenic mice under the direction of Gregory J. Brewer and Dr. Charles Glabe. The NIH-funded project examines hippocampal changes with aging that affect Alzheimer’s disease. The postdoctoral scholar will discover crucial metabolic interventions to alter the processing of Aβ by single-cell-fluorescence image analysis, metabolic assays and bioenergetics. The initial appointment will be full-time for two years. 

Enrichment opportunities abound through the AD Research Center, the MIND Institute and the Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory.  

Salary:$49,188 - $53,184

Screening will begin May 1, 2019 and will continue until position is filled.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive 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.

Requirements

Ph.D.in cell biology, molecular biology, neuroscience, pharmacology or mitochondrial bioenergetics, strong publications and interest in Alzheimer’s disease.  Fluorescence image analysis, work with transgenic mice and transfection experience preferred.