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Neuroscience Faculty Position

Recruitment Period

Open date: July 17th, 2019

Last review date: Wednesday, Oct 9, 2019 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: Tuesday, Jun 30, 2020 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, School of Medicine, is committed to implementing its Strategic Plan by fostering Neuroscience Research, including advancing the study of Epilepsy and its co-morbidities. As part of this initiative, we are inviting outstanding Neuroscientists to apply for a position based in the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology. This position will be a Tenure-Track / Tenured Senate (FTE) position.

We seek to hire individuals at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level(PhD or MD/PhD) who employ molecular, genetic, epigenetic, electrophysiological, circuit-based, computational and/or neuroimaging approaches. We aim to further the study of mechanisms, co-morbidities and consequences of Epilepsy and related brain disorders, and, through these approaches, gain insight into broad aspects of brain plasticity.

UCI has an illustrious history in Epilepsy research, commencing in the 1970s. The UCI Epilepsy Research Center (EpiCenter) is integrated with one of only 2 NIH-funded training grants (T32) in epilepsy research. UCI is internationally recognized in developmental, molecular and circuit mechanisms of the epilepsies and their cognitive comorbidities. The excellent basic research has recently been joined by a large clinical program where extensive imaging and direct cortical EEG recording in humans offer outstanding research opportunities.

The ideal candidate will interact closely with the strong and vibrant UCI neuroscience research community with outstanding collaborative opportunities, including basic and clinical neuroscience, imaging, translational biomedical science, stem cell research, biomedical informatics, and pharmaceutical sciences.

Applicants for the position should have a strong record of scholarly activity, evidenced by high quality publications and a record of sustained extramural funding. The successful candidate is expected to conduct cutting-edge research employing state of the art methodologies. He/she should have an appreciation of team and integrative approaches to science, excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work cooperatively and congenially within a diverse academic environment.

Please visit the UC Irvine AP RECRUIT website:

Applicants should complete an online application profile and upload the required materials.

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 - Statement including a synopsis of previous research experience and specific interests in the ongoing work and accomplishments.

  • Statement of Teaching - See our guidance for writing a reflective teaching statement.

  • 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
  • 4-6 required (contact information only)