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Associate Specialist

Recruitment Period

Open February 5th, 2020 through Friday, Mar 6, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)


The Department of Neurology at the University of California, Irvine, has an opening for an Associate Specialist in Vascular Neurobiology Research.

Under supervision of the PI, or other senior lab personnel, the incumbent may perform tasks including but not limited to: assisting with experiments, working as part of a team, and independent tasks; attending staff meetings; writing/updating/distributing lab protocols, SOPS, project plans/summaries/reports; training new personnel; preparing solutions, maintaining detailed paper and electronic records of study data; adhering to all experimental protocol and good laboratory practices, maintaining safety training and safe work procedures; lab maintenance including supply inventory, equipment maintenance, cleaning, organizing, and managing lab spaces and materials; and performing other duties as assigned.

In vivo Studies/Histology:
Assists in animal laboratory research projects. Assist with breeding colonies (setting up cages, tissue collection for genotyping, detailed record keeping), Perform survival and terminal surgical procedures in rodents. Surgical procedures may include various cerebral microvascular disease models, drug administration, suturing, blood/tissue collection. Terminal procedures include euthanasia, cardiac perfusion. Provide appropriate pre- and post-operative care, behavioral testing (motor, cognitive, etc.) Daily monitoring of animals for health., Assist with histological analyses including tissue sectioning staining and/or quantification using stereological analysis of CNS tissue samples using MicroBrightField StereoInvestigator, Volocity and Imaris image analysis software.

Positions are dependent upon extramural funding. Initial appointments are for one year and renewal is based on availability funding. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Substantive inquiries about the positions should be directed to individual laboratory directors in the Department of Neurology and/or:

Mark Fisher, M.D.
Professor of Neurology
101 The City Drive South
Building 55, Room 121
Orange, CA 92868-4280

TO APPLY: Please log onto UCI’s RECRUIT located at

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

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Inclusive Excellence Activities Statement
  4. Names and Contact Information of Three References

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.


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