Specialist - Akbari Laboratory

Irvine, CA
May 15, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
  • School of Medicine - Neurology


    Open March 14th, 2017 through June 30th, 2017


    The Department of Neurology at the University of California, Irvine invites applications for a part-time or full-time position in the Specialist series to join the research laboratory of Dr. Yama Akbari, which investigates the mechanisms and neurobiological basis of coma and novel treatments for coma. Dr. Akbari is a physician scientist who focuses on neuro-intensive care using basic science, translational, and clinical approaches. The laboratory is built like an animal intensive care unit and uses a multidisciplinary approach to investigate coma in animals, including principles of cardiac arrest and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) along with neurophysiologic monitoring and behavioral studies. Optimization of outcome is investigated in-vivo using a variety of pharmacologic, electrophysiologic, and cellular approaches. The goals of this lab include developing translational research to help humans suffering from comatose states. The lab was built in 2013 and has recently received NIH funding.

    The laboratory is located in the Gillespie Neurosciences Research Facility, the premier neuroscience building at UC Irvine, allowing for an exciting and collaborative environment. Salary and rank are commensurate with experience.

    Requirements: A familiarity with handling and working with rodents, knowledge of neuroscience and animal physiology, and (preferred) microsurgical techniques. Good organizational skills and communication skills including managing/supervising a team of students. Training will be provided to highly motivated individuals with research experience or a background and interest in medicine. Though not required, interests in molecular biology, bio-engineering, coding/programming, and/or an understanding of MATLAB, are highly favorable. Candidates must possess either a BS, MS, PhD, or an MD.

    Application Procedure: Please visit the UC Irvine RECRUIT website located at: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF03891
    Applicants should complete an online application profile and upload the following materials:
    1. Curriculum Vitae
    2. Contact information for 3 references (please do not solicit letters)

    Also send all application materials, along with a letter of interest, to:
    Yama Akbari M.D., Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor, Departments of Neurology and Neurological Surgery
    UC Irvine School of Medicine
    Gillespie Neuroscience Research Facility
    Irvine, CA 92697-4299
    E-mail: yakbari@uci.edu

    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


    • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
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    • Statement of Research (Optional)
    • Statement of Teaching (Optional)
    • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence. (Optional)
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