Postdoctoral Position, Exercise and Brain Aging Research


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


Irvine, California

Principal Investigator

Carl Cotman


Please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae which should include a record of research experience and the names of three references before January 6, 2020, to:


The University of California, Irvine’s Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders (UCI MIND) has an opportunity for a postdoctoral position within the laboratory of Carl Cotman, working in the area of exercise and brain aging research. A major focus of this position will be to investigate the effects of regular physical activity on brain aging, cognitive function/dementia, and to determine the possible role of genetic factors on the effectiveness of exercise as an intervention.

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.


This position requires a Ph.D. degree in one of the following disciplines: neuroscience, physiology & biophysics. Candidates should have a record of completed graduate research that can be directly applied to the field of interest described above. Prior experience with qPCR, ELISA, western blotting, immunohistochemical techniques, and mice handling is highly desirable. The ideal candidate must demonstrate excellent laboratory skills, independence, and resourcefulness. Candidates must possess strong communication and organizational skills. The position will be appointed at the level that is commensurate with the education and experience of the individual candidate and is for a period of one year with the possibility of renewal.