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Postdoctoral Scholar - Hunt Laboratory

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Postdoctoral Scholar - circuit and cellular physiology

A postdoctoral scholar position is available in the Hunt laboratory at University of California, Irvine. We are looking for an outstanding candidate interested in using in vitro and in vivo electrophysiology, optogenetics and "mini-camera" approaches in mouse models of disease. Our work takes an interdisciplinary approach to study brain development and function, combining molecular, anatomical, electrophysiological, imaging and behavior methodologies. We primarily use mouse models and human induced pluripotent stem cells in our research. The lab is currently funded by multiple NIH and private foundation grants to support these projects.

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UC Irvine is a world-class research university with highly ranked research programs in neuroscience and biological sciences. Our Southern California location is home to one of the largest academic research and biotechnology hubs in the US. Lab members enjoy direct access to this outstanding community of neuroscientists and clinicians as well as the wide range of recreational activities available in our region.

Requirements: The successful candidate(s) will have a Ph.D. with established expertise in electrophysiology and/or modern imaging approaches as well as a desire to work independently within a collaborative team environment. Candidates with an interest in epilepsy, autism spectrum disorders or traumatic brain injury are especially encouraged to apply. Competitive applicants will have at least one high-quality, first-author publication.

To apply: Please visit the UC Irvine RECRUIT website located at:
Applicants should complete an online application profile and upload the following materials:

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Contact information for 2-3 references
  3. Research Statement – describe prior experience, future goals, and address how you think you can contribute to the overall research direction of the Hunt laboratory

To learn more about the position, feel free to email me directly at robert [dot] hunt [at] uci [dot] edu.

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.

Job location

Irvine, CA


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

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Research - Describe prior experience, future goals, and address how you think you can contribute to the overall research direction of the Hunt laboratory

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 2-3 required (contact information only)