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Postdoctoral Scholar/Center for Neural Circuit Mapping/Xu Lab

Position overview

Salary range: A reasonable estimate for this position is $64,480-$77,327. See Table Postdoctoral Scholar – Represented Fiscal Year for the salary range for this position.

Application Window

Open date: December 1, 2023

Most recent review date: Friday, May 31, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Saturday, Nov 30, 2024 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.

Position description

Two postdoctoral scholar positions are available in the laboratory of Dr. Xiangmin Xu in the School of Medicine at the University of California, Irvine. The research of Dr. Xu’s laboratory is focused on neural circuitry, which applies to understanding the neurobiology of visual perception, learning and memory, and stress. We use combined approaches of electrophysiology, molecular genetics, photostimulation and optical imaging, genetically modified viral tracing, and behavioral measurements. Our research work has significant potential for translational applications for better treatments of neurodevelopmental disorders and neurological diseases. Our recent directions include 1) using the latest single cell genomic technologies coupled with functional circuit mapping and behavioral analysis to determine how the transcriptome and epigenome shape neural circuit activity and learning and memory behaviors that change with aging and Alzheimer’s disease (AD) progression; 2) applying our findings towards treating Alzheimer’s disease based on our conceptual advances in circuit manipulation-based strategies in AD mouse models.

Requirements: The candidate should have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree, with strong experimental training in molecular, cellular or systems neuroscience. Candidates who have skills including, but not limited to, slice electrophysiology, in vivo functional imaging, and neuroanatomical tracing would be encouraged to apply.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Doctoral degree (e.g., Ph.D., M.D.) or the foreign equivalent.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

  • Sexual Misconduct, Harassment and Discrimination Declaration Form - All applicants of academic positions at the University of California, Irvine must download, complete, sign, and upload the following form with their application: Sexual Misconduct, Harassment and Discrimination Declaration Form

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)
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About UC Irvine

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 anti-discrimination policy.

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Irvine, CA