Postdoctoral Scholar: Age-related Metabolic Changes in Alzheimer’s Neurons

Will remain open until filled

The Departments of Biomedical Engineering in the Samueli School of Engineering and Molecular Biology and Biochemistry in the School of Biological Sciences are currently accepting applications for a postdoctoral scholar in the area of the age-related metabolic basis of Alzheimer’s disease. The person in the position 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 Charles Glabe ( The NIH-funded project examines hippocampal changes with aging that affect Alzheimer’s disease. This person also will work to discover crucial metabolic interventions to alter the processing of beta-amyloid. The initial appointment will be full time, for a 24-month period. Renewal of the contract will be contingent on the availability of adequate funding and performance. Salary will be commensurate with experience. 

The University of California, Irvine is ranked among the nation’s best research institutes with over $90,000,000 in current funding. Enrichment opportunities abound through the ADRC, the MIND Institute and the Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory. Irvine has a pleasant climate, five miles from the beach. 

Requirements:  Ph.D. in neuroscience, cell biology or mitochondrial bioenergetics and an interest in Alzheimer’s disease. Fluorescence image analysis and transfection experience preferred. 

Salary: $49,188 - $53,184

Application Procedure:  Applicants will need to upload their curriculum vitae, a cover letter and names/emails of three references via our online RECRUIT system at

Screening will begin Sept. 10, 2018 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.