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Postdoctoral Neuroscience/Epilepsy Research Positions

Recruitment Period

Open July 25th, 2019 through Tuesday, Jun 30, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)


The UCI multidisciplinary Epilepsy Research program supports diverse approaches to (1) understanding fundamental neurobiological processes leading to epilepsy and associated cognitive and emotional problems (2) translational research. Participating laboratories include:

Geoffrey Abbot, PhD: Ion channels novel ligands, transporters

Tallie Z. Baram, MD, PhD: Mechanisms of memory deficits in limbic epilepsy, newborn granule cells, mouse models

Devin Binder, MD, PhD: Astrocytes and Epilepsy

Christine M. Gall, PhD: Synaptic mechanisms of memory, sex differences

Peyman Golshani, MD, PhD: Mechanisms of epilepsy; comorbidity with autism

Robert Hunt, PhD Precision therapy for epilepsy

Jack Lin, MD: Dynamics of emotion, memory; epilepsy co-morbidities

Gary Lynch, PhD: Memory; networks in epilepsy; drug development

Daniele Piomelli, PhD, Endocannabinoids in epilepsy

Viji Santhakumar, PhD Circuit mechanisms of epilepsy

John Weiss, MD, PhD Mechanisms of Neurodegeneration in epilepsy

Marcelo Wood, PhD: Epigenetic mechanisms of synaptic plasticity

Xiangmin Xu, PhD: Neurobiology of learning and memory

Michael A. Yassa, PhD Neuroimaging of networks in epilepsy


These positions are funded by an NIH training grant (T-32); eligible candidates must be U.S. citizens or non-citizen nationals or must be lawfully admitted for permanent residence. An MD or PhD degree is required, and MD qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Salary is based on Kirschstein-NRSA postdoctoral stipend levels.

To apply: Please visit the UC Irvine RECRUIT website located at:

Applicants should complete an online application profile and upload the following materials:

1.Curriculum Vitae
2.Contact information for 3 references
3.Research Statement – describe prior experience, future goals, and address how you think you can contribute to the overall research direction of the Igarashi laboratory
4.Statement of Contributions to Diversity - statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence.

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