Project Scientist


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 15, 2018, to


The University of California, Irvine’s Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders has an opportunity for a project scientist position. The project scientist, under the direction of the principal investigator Dr. Grill, will be responsible for the performance of the research study “Improving recruitment to prodromal Alzheimer’s disease clinical trials.” This project is funded through a grant from the BrightFocus foundation for a period of three years. The project scientist will work closely with Dr. Grill to plan the project, including the generation of study data collection materials and securing IRB approval. The project scientist will then coordinate the study and serve as the primary collector of study data. This will include communicating with study neurologists, who will identify and refer eligible participants; performing study interviews and data entry; coordinating with colleagues in the Department of Statistics to complete data analyses; and leading efforts to develop reports and study manuscripts. In addition, the project scientist may spend up to 25 percent of his or her time working on ancillary projects and public education.

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.


Candidates with doctoral-level training in a relevant field are encouraged to apply. Relevant fields include research experience in public health, geriatrics or gerontology, statistics or epidemiology, or other health-related research fields. Preference will be given to candidates with strong data-analytic skills and track records of research productivity. Candidates must be able to work effectively with interdisciplinary teams; 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.