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Postdoctoral Scholar– Sajjadi Laboratory

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Open June 2, 2022 through Thursday, Jun 1, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Position description

Postdoctoral Scholar– Sajjadi Laboratory
The Department of Neurology at the University of California, Irvine, invites applications for a postdoctoral scholar position in the laboratory of Dr. S. Ahmad Sajjadi MD, PhD. We are seeking a highly motivated investigator with previous training and experience in analyzing and deep phenotyping of spoken language samples. Familiarity with neuropsychological assessment instruments and neuroimaging is desired.

The candidate should be extremely efficient in working within a multidisciplinary team and have strong organizational and communication skills. The successful applicant will become a member of a vibrant team working on discovery of language biomarkers for degenerative brain diseases with particular emphasis on TDP-43 pathologies. The position requires an individual who is an effective team player, highly organized, and innovative. Rank and salary will be determined based on qualifications and experience.

Requirements: Candidates must hold a PhD by the start of the appointment.

Preferred Qualifications: Applicants who have prior publication (first author) are preferred.

Substantive inquiries about the positions should be directed to:

Seyed Ahmad Sajjadi, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Neurology
364, Med Surge II
University of California, Irvine
CA, 92697

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. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter - Please discuss current research and future plans
  3. Research Statement


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Must hold a doctoral degree or equivalent by the start of the appointment and have a previous training and experience in analyzing and deep phenotyping of spoken language samples.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

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

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.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs – With Updated Interim Amendments. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine Primary Series or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, Religious Objection, and/or Deferral based on pregnancy or recent COVID-19 diagnosis and/or treatment) no later than the applicable deadline. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of receiving the most recent CDC-recommended COVID-19 booster or properly decline such booster no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Exhibit 2, Section II.C. of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Attachment for applicable deadlines. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of being up-to-date on seasonal influenza vaccination or properly decline such vaccination no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to the Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Program Attachment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Irvine, CA