Researcher in Neuroscience

University of California Irvine

Jr. Specialist or Assistant Specialist in Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroscience

Job #JPF06694
  • Biomedical Engineering / Henry Samueli School of Engineering / UC Irvine

Application Window

Open date: April 2nd, 2021

Next review date: Thursday, Apr 22, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Monday, May 31, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The UC Irvine Department of Biomedical Engineering in the Henry 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 Professor Gregory Brewer ( 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 on cognitive behavior, collect blood from mice and process mouse and human blood specimens. You will analyze brain metabolites and proteins. You 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. You will be expected to train new members entering the lab and students on short-term assignments.

Requirements: This position requires a BS/BA or MS in neuroscience or biology or 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.

Annual Salary: $44,500 - $53,300

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


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

BS/BA or MS in neuroscience or biology or related field with experience in wet lab bench work, cellular fluorescence microscopy and cell culture expertise.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)
Reference requirements
  • 2 required (contact information only)
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Campus Information

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.

Job location

Irvine, CA