School of Medicine
Department of Pharmacology
Position: Project Scientists
Openings are anticipated throughout the year in the Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine, at the University of California, Irvine for non-tenured, academic term appointments in the Project Scientist series (Assistant Project Scientist, Associate Project Scientist and/or full Project Scientist). These research positions are under the sponsorship of the following faculty members:
•Olivier Civelli - Discovery of novel neurotransmitters and search for their functions: from the molecular biology of orphan receptors to their use in behavioral assays; search in traditional medicines for new compounds active in brain responses
•Frederick J. Ehlert – Analysis of drug-receptor interactions, muscarinic receptors, receptor function and signaling
•Kelvin W. Gee – Discovery and preclinical development of novel allosteric modulators of ligand-gated ion channels
•Naoto Hoshi – Physiological role and regulation of the M-channel, molecular biology, electrophysiology and live cell FRET imaging
•Frances M. Leslie – Effects of drugs of abuse on developing brain
•Qun-Yong Zhou – Novel G-protein coupled receptors, physiology and pharmacology of prokineticins and prokineticin receptors; circadian rhythms, angiogenesis, energy metabolism and ischemia.
Requirements include: MD, PhD, or MD/PhD and training in one or more of the areas above. Laboratory experience is a must and a publication history is desirable. Salaries are competitive and commensurate with experience; the annual salary range for Project Scientist is $50,700 - $72,000 (Assistant); $68,900 - $86,900 (Associate) and $81,100 - $153,800 (Full Scientist).
The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing
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