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Postdoctoral Scholar - Dr. Lulu Chen Lab

Recruitment Period

Open August 6th, 2019 through Tuesday, Jun 30, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)


A Postdoctoral position is currently available at the Departments of Anatomy & Neurobiology of the University of California-Irvine, for a PhD with experience in cell/molecular biology, electrophysiology, or current neuroscience techniques. Our research focuses on molecular mechanisms underlying synapse development and functions in learning and memory. Our approach utilize a combination of state-of-the art technologies including genetic mutation, molecular tools, electrophysiology, imagine, and behavioral techniques to analyze mouse models. It is our goal to investigate overlapping traits (synaptic and behavioral) among autism spectrum disorder and schizophrenia at different ages and stages of brain development and we hope to established a framework for research into the mechanism underlying both core and comorbid symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Our lab is located at the campus of the School of Medicine of the University of California, Irvine. The successful candidate should have experience in modern cellular/molecular biology or neuroscience techniques and has good communication skills. Skills in electrophysiology are strongly desired. Salaries are competitive and commensurate with experience. Highly motivated candidates interested in a fast-paced and exciting environment are encouraged to apply.

Inquiries about the position should be directed to:
Lulu Y. Chen, PhD
Assistant Professor, Anatomy and Neurobiology
Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
University of California-School of Medicine
Irvine, CA
Email at

Applicants should complete the application profile and upload the following application materials electronically to be considered for the position:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Statement of Research (<2 pages) including past research experience, overall research interests, and career goals.
  4. Statement of Contributions to Diversity
  5. Names and contact information for 3 referees

Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

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 - (<2 pages) including past research experience, overall research interests, and career goals.

  • 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
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)