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Postdoctoral Scholar - Cell Biology of Alzheimer’s Disease

Recruitment Period

Open date: October 25th, 2019
Next review date: Saturday, Nov 30, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Friday, Jan 31, 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 UC Irvine Department of Biomedical Engineering in the Samueli School of Engineering is currently accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar to study the cellular and molecular biology of Alzheimer’s disease. You will perform experiments to alter the course of age-related metabolic changes in neurons in culture and in vivo from Alzheimer-like transgenic mice under the direction of Dr. Gregory J. Brewer ( and Dr. Charles Glabe ( The NIH funded project examines hippocampal changes with aging that affect Alzheimer’s disease. You will discover crucial metabolic interventions to alter the processing of beta-amyloid by single cell fluorescence image analysis, metabolic assays and bioenergetics. The initial appointment will be full-time for two years. Renewal of the contract will be contingent on performance and the availability of funding. Note: Total duration of an individual’s postdoctoral service may not exceed five years including postdoctoral service at other institutions.

The University of California, Irvine is ranked among the nation’s best research institutes with over $90,000,000 in current funding. Enrichment opportunities abound through the AD Research Center, the MIND Institute and the Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory. Irvine has a pleasant climate, 5 miles from the beach.

Requirements: Ph.D. in cell biology, molecular biology, neuroscience, pharmacology or mitochondrial bioenergetics and interest in Alzheimer’s disease. Strong publication record, fluorescence image analysis, and work with transgenic mice and transfection experience preferred.

Salary: Salary will be commensurate with experience. Entry level begins at a mnimum of $50,760.00

Application Procedure: Applicants will need to upload their curriculum vitae, a cover letter and names/emails of 3 references via our online RECRUIT system at

Screening will begin on December 1, 2019 and will continue until position is filled.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence through diversity. 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.

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

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-4 required (contact information only)