Project Scientist (50 percent Grill lab)


University of California, Irvine


Irvine, California

Principal Investigator

Joshua Grill


Please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae which should include a record of research experience and the names of three references, before June 30, 2020, to


The University of California, Irvine’s Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders (UCI MIND) has an opportunity for a 50 percent time project scientist. UCI MIND houses the UCI Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC). The mission of the ADRC is to understand the causes leading to neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease and other age-related disorders. The ADRC is comprised of multiple cores and the project scientist will work with the outreach recruitment and engagement (ORE) core eader. The incumbent will provide support for community outreach activities, especially those in communities of racial and ethnic populations underrepresented in clinical research. The incumbent will assist with networking, establishing, and nurturing community partnerships, developing recruitment materials, recruiting, and delivering community education presentations. Research roles will include clinical research participant prescreening/consenting, developing research protocols and materials, completing study interviews, completing focus groups, assisting in data analysis and manuscript development. Community outreach and research roles may include translating and back-translating written materials, as well as performing some roles in non-English language.

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.


A successful candidate must have a doctoral degree in a psychology, neuroscience, public health or another scientific area and at least five years of work experience. The candidate must have knowledge and experience with protocol and informed consent development; experience with qualitative research (interviews and focus groups); familiarity with Alzheimer’s disease and other related cognitive disorders; experience working with older adults; ability to interact effectively with patients, caregivers, collaborators, community leaders, medical professionals, and staff; and be bilingual in Korean in order to translate outreach materials, including website content, outreach, and recruitment brochures and slides.

Applicants must have advanced writing skills and experience with scientific writing. 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.