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Postdoctoral Scholar- Neuroinflammation and Alzheimer’s Disease

Recruitment Period

Open date: September 26th, 2018
Last review date: Friday, Oct 26, 2018 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Sunday, Jun 30, 2019 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.


The University of California, Irvine has an opportunity for a postdoctoral position within the laboratories of Andrea Tenner and Ali Mortazavi to work on projects related to microglia, astrocytes and neuroinflammation mechanisms in Alzheimer’s disease. The goal to characterize the contribution of complement-dependent neuroinflammation, synapse pruning and neuroprotective pathways and propel therapeutic intervention in Alzheimer’s disease. Projects involve tissue and single cell RNA-Seq from genetically altered or pharmacologically treated mouse models over time, as well as all types of quantitative microscopy. This position requires a Ph.D. degree with experience in bioinformatics and/or superresolution or confocal microscopy and quantitative image analysis. Background in neurodegeneration, neuroinflammation or complement is a plus. The ideal candidate will demonstrate strong problem-solving skills, creative thinking, and initiative.

In addition to the two PIs, the successful candidate will interact with others in UCI’s highly interactive and innovative neuroscience and immunology community. Candidate should have a record of published graduate research. The position will be appointed at the level that is commensurate with the education and experience of the individual candidate. Applications from members of ethnic and racial minority groups are encouraged. All applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

Interested individuals should submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter including summary of current and future research interests, and names and contact information for three references to the following on-line recruitment URL:

For more information about this positions, feel free to contact Dr. Ali Mortazavi ( or Dr. Andrea Tenner (

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


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

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