Jr. Specialist or Assistant Specialist - Alzheimer's Disease Neuroscience

$36,432 - $44,904
Posting Date: 
July 29, 2014
Closing Date: 
August 31, 2014

POSITION:  Jr. Specialist or Assistant Specialist in Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroscience

The Department of Biomedical Engineering in the Henry Samueli School of Engineering is currently accepting applications for a Jr. or Assistant Specialist to perform experiments to reset epigenetic controls and boost energy production as investigational approaches to improve memory in an Alzheimer mouse model.  This position will be under the supervision of Professor Gregory Brewer .  The initial appointment will be full-time for one year.  Renewal of the appointment will be contingent upon the quality of performance and availability of funding.

Requirements:  The successful candidate will be expected to perform fundamental neuroscience research using mouse hippocampal neurons in cell culture, administrate drugs to mice and monitor their effects on brain expression by PCR and on cognitive behavior.  You will plan and prepare experiments, acquire fluorescence microscopic images from neurons.  Write reports on methods and summarize results in Powerpoint.   Maintain research materials and supplies.  Perform other research activities as directed.

This position requires a BS/BA or MS in neuroscience or biology with experience in behavior analysis of mice and cell culture expertise.  Experience in neuron culture and cognitive testing in mice are desirable.

Annual Salary: $36,432 - $44,904


Application Procedure:   Apply by submitting your application to our online RECRUIT system at



Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled, possibly as early as August 31, 2014. 


The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.