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Project Scientist (Open Rank Series)

Recruitment Period

Open November 26th, 2019 through Tuesday, Jun 30, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)


PROJECT SCIENTIST (OPEN RANK) POSITION AVAILABLE at the University of California Irvine to study chronic pain transduction and drug target validation supported by NIH.

Our current research focuses on validation of drug target in vitro and in animal models. Cellular and molecular biology techniques, histochemistry, rodent neuropathic pain (peripheral nerve injury and trigeminal nerve injury) models, behavioral pharmacology, and spinal cord slice recording are utilized in the studies.

Preference will be given to an applicant who is self-motivated, interested in pursuing an academic research career, an independent thinker, and has experience in using one or more of the following techniques: chronic pain models, behavioral pharmacology, immunohistochemistry, and spinal cord slice recording.

Appointment ranking will depend on the qualification of the candidate.

To apply, please visit:

Create an applicant profile and upload the following to complete the application:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Research Statement
  4. Diversity Statement
  5. Names and contact information for three (3) references

Send any inquires to Dr. David Luo at

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)