Post-Doctoral Scholar in Dementia and Cognitive Impairment

Irvine, CA
Mar 14, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
  • School of Medicine - Neurology


    Open date: January 13th, 2017

    Last review date: March 10th, 2017
    Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

    Final date: May 12th, 2017
    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 Department of Neurology at the University of California, Irvine, invites applications for a post-doctoral fellow position in the laboratory of Dr. S. Ahmad Sajjadi MD, PhD beginning early 2017. The appointment is for 1 year with the possibility of extension upon satisfactory performance. We are seeking a highly motivated investigator with previous experience in neuropsychological assessments. Priority will be given to candidates with a recent PhD in neuroscience, psychology, or related fields and strong organizational and communication skills. The main purpose of this appointment is to establish a cohort of atypical dementia syndromes (mainly frontotemporal dementia) at the University of California, Irvine who will undergo regular clinical and neuropsychological assessments. Assessment of language and spontaneous speech will be a focus of the research and therefore, background in disorder of language will be desirable as is previous experience in neuro-imaging acquisition/analysis since the project will include structural MRI and PET scans. The position requires an individual who is an effective team player, highly organized, and innovative.

    Candidates must possess an advanced Degree (MD or PhD) by or prior to appointment start date.

    Additional Information:
    Applicants who have a willingness to get involved with IRB communications, prior publication (first author), and strong written and verbal communication skills are preferred.

    Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

    Substantive inquiries about the positions should be directed to:
    Seyed Ahmad Sajjadi, MD, PhD
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Neurology
    200 S. Manchester, Ste. 2016
    Orange, CA 92868-4280

    TO APPLY: Please log onto UCI's RECRUIT located by MARCH 3, 2016, at:

    Applicants should complete an online application profile and upload the following application materials electronically to be considered for the position:
    1. Cover letter-Please discuss current research and future plans.
    2. Curriculum vitae
    3. Names and Contact Information of Three References
    4. Diversity Statement

    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

    More information about this recruitment:


    • 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)
    3-5 references required (contact information only)


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    2. Provide required information and documents
    3. If any, provide required reference information

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