Postdoctoral scholar in Alzheimer’s disease and Neurobiology and Behavior University of California, Irvine, School of Biological Sciences United States

Postdoctoral scholar - Alzheimer’s disease and Neurobiology and Behavior


  • School of Biological Sciences - School of Biological Sciences



Open date: September 26th, 2018
Last review date: October 26th, 2018

Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: January 2nd, 2019

Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.



The University of California, Irvine has an opportunity for a postdoctoral positions within the laboratories of Andrea Tenner and Ali Mortazavi to work on projects related to neuroinflammatory mechanims of Alzheimer’s diseases. This position requires a Ph.D. degree in one of the following disciplines: systems biology, genomics, or neuroinflammation. A major focus will be on tissue and single cell RNAseq and data analysis, from aged transgenic and wild type mice as well as biochemical analysis. Prior experience in RNA-seq, single-cell RNA-seq, ATAC-seq, ChIP-seq, mammalian regulatory conservation, and/or integrative analysis of genomics data is helpful. The ideal candidate will demonstrate strong problem-solving skills, creative thinking, and initiative. The goal of this project is to characterize complement-protein dependent pathways to enable for therapeutic intervention in Alzheimer’s disease.

In addition to the two PIs, the successful candidate will consult with others in UCI’s highly interactive and innovative neuroscience and immunology community. Candidate should have a record of completed graduate research that can be applied to the fields of interest listed above, with a strong publication record. The position will be appointed at the level that is commensurate with the education and experience of the individual candidate and is for a period of one year with the possibility of renewal. Applications from members of ethnic and racial minority groups are encouraged to apply. All applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.


Interested individuals should submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter including summary of current and future research interests, and names and contact information for three references to the following on-line recruitment URL:


For more information about this positions, feel free to contact Dr. Ali Mortazavi ( or Dr. Andrea Tenner (


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.



Irvine, CA



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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research (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)

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