Junior Specialist or Assistant Specialist in Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroscience

$44,500 - $53,300, commensurate
Will remain open until filled

The UC Irvine Department of Biomedical Engineering in the Samueli School of Engineering is currently accepting applications for a junior or assistant specialist to perform experiments to reset epigenetic controls and boost energy production as investigational approaches to improve memory in an Alzheimer mouse model. The position will be supervised by Gregory Brewer (http://brewer.eng.uci.edu). The initial appointment will be full-time for 12 months. Renewal of the appointment will be contingent upon the quality of performance and availability of funding.

The successful candidate will be expected to perform fundamental lab bench neuroscience research using mouse hippocampal neurons in cell culture, administrate drugs to mice and monitor their effects on neuron immunostain and cognitive behavior, collect blood from mice and process mouse and human blood specimens. This position will analyze brain metabolites and proteins. The specialist will plan and prepare experiments with electronic records, acquire fluorescence microscopic fluorescence images from neurons, write reports on methods and summarize results in Excel and Powerpoint, maintain research materials and supplies, and perform other research activities as directed. The specialist will be expected to train new members to the lab and students on short-term assignments.

Requirements:  This position requires a bachelor's degree or master's in science degree in neuroscience or biology or a related field with experience in wet lab bench work, cellular fluorescence microscopy and cell culture expertise. Experience in behavior analysis of mice, neuron culture, Image J analysis, cognitive testing in mice and ability to work independently and with others are desirable.

Application Procedure:  Apply by submitting your application to our online RECRUIT system at https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF06694

Screening of applicants will begin after April 22 and will continue until the position is filled, possibly as early as May 10, 2021.

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.