Assistant Project Scientist
Posted 31 Jul 2013
The University of California, Irvine
Irvine, California, U.S.A.
Please submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae that should include a record of research experience, and the names of three references before 29 July 2013 to:
Dr. Aileen Anderson
Gross Hall Stem Cell Research Center
2030 Gross Hall
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697
The University of California, Irvine is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.
The Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders is seeking an assistant project scientist to focus on central nervous system regeneration research, testing the mechanisms of integration of neural stem cells in rodent models of spinal cord injury and mechanisms controlling neuronal stem cell fate decisions in vitro and in vivo. Essential skills include human neural stem cell migration assays, human neural stem cell transplantation, animal models of spinal cord injury, stereological quantification of sectioned brain and spinal cord, and behavioural analysis of thoracic- and cervical spinal cord-injured rats and mice.
A Ph.D. with a focus on stem cell biology and neuroscience. Excellent communication skills, and a background in factors influencing allogeneic/xenogeneic responses, stem cell engraftment, and mechanisms of stem cell repair in the CNS.
Minimum qualifications: This position requires the candidate to hold a Ph.D. in one of the following disciplines: Biology/Neurobiology. The position will be appointed at the level that is commensurate with the education and experience of the individual candidate.