Jobs

Assistant Project Scientist Position

Employer

UCI MIND, Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders

Location

Irvine, California, U.S.A.

Contact

Please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae that should include a record of research experience, and the names of three references to: Dr. Frank LaFerla/ Andrea Wasserman Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders UC Irvine, 2642 BS III, Zot Code: 4545 Irvine, CA 92697-4545 Email at laferla@uci.edu or awasserm@uci.edu

The University of California, Irvine is an equal-opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity. Reference :OEOD# 6429.

Description

The University of California, Irvine’s Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders has an opportunity for an assistant project scientist for the investigation of stem cell-based therapies for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. The candidate will work toward elucidating the molecular mechanisms of protection of neural stem cells, and the mechanisms controlling cell fate decisions and migration in vivo animal models of Alzheimer’s.

Requirements

A Ph.D. with a focus on neuroscience and stem cell biology, extensive experience in handling mice, and performing intracranial surgical procedures. In addition, the candidate must have excellent writing and communication skills, be responsible for designing and writing experimental protocols, and work well with others.

Essential skills include expertise in transgenic models of Alzheimer’s disease, immunosuppression and xenogeneic transplantation, neural stem cell transplantation, stereological quantification of sectioned mouse brain tissue, and behavioral analysis using tasks standard to the Alzheimer’s field.

Potential applicants should have strong organizational skills, and the ability to oversee technicians and mentor undergraduate research students. The position will be appointed at the level that is commensurate with the education and experience of the individual candidate.