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Associate Researcher - Microglial in the healthy and diseased brain (Green Lab)

Position overview

Salary range: A reasonable estimate for this position is $108,400 - $231,800. See Researcher Series - Represented Fiscal Year

Application Window

Open date: February 8, 2024

Next review date: Monday, Mar 11, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Sunday, Mar 31, 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

The Green laboratory at the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior is seeking a professional researcher to plan, coordinate, and oversee several projects related to the study of microglia in the healthy and diseased brain. The successful candidate will design and perform experiments utilizing colony-stimulating factor-1 receptor inhibitors to study microglial repopulation, the role of microglia in Alzheimer’s disease, and myeloid cell trafficking into the central nervous system. The researcher will collect and analyze immunohistochemical, biochemical, and transcriptional data, serve a leading role in the composition of manuscripts and work closely with the PI to assist in the preparation of grant proposals to funding organizations. The researcher will also present findings at major scientific conferences, provide subject matter expertise on myeloid cells and appropriate analyses, foster collaborations between other research teams, work closely with lab personnel and core facilities, supervise and train undergraduates, technicians, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers, and stay up to date on emerging findings in microglia and Alzheimer’s disease.

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in neuroscience or a related field. Broad experience with diverse molecular biology techniques, including but not limited to immunohistochemistry assays, confocal microscopy, western blotting, animal husbandry and transgenic mouse models of Alzheimer’s disease, genotyping, library preparation and RNAseq, meningeal mount collection, and spatial proteomic and transcriptional analysis. Fifteen+ years of experience in Alzheimer’s and neurodegenerative disease research and associated transgenic animal models of disease in an academic and/or government research setting. Extensive expertise in myeloid cells and Alzheimer’s disease.

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Accepting all applications

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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