Postdoctoral Scholar in Metabolic Changes in Alzheimer’s Neurons

$54,540 - $58,608, commensurate with experience
Will remain open until filled

The UC Irvine Department of Biomedical Engineering in the Samueli School of Engineering is currently accepting applications for a postdoctoral scholar in the area of the age-related metabolic basis of Alzheimer’s disease. This position will perform cell biology 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 ( 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 beta-amyloid. The appointment will be full-time for a one year. Renewal of the contract will be contingent on the availability of adequate funding and performance. Note: Total duration of an individual’s postdoctoral service may not exceed five years, including postdoctoral service at other institutions. If you are beyond five years, please apply under the specialist series position.

UCI 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, 5 miles from the beach. 

Requirements:  Doctorate in neuroscience, cell biology or mitochondrial bioenergetics and an interest in Alzheimer’s disease. Fluorescence image analysis (Image J), autophagy and bioenergetics experience preferred.

Application Procedure:  Applicants will need to apply via our online RECRUIT system at

Screening will begin around May 7, 2021, and continue until position is filled.

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.