Associate Project Scientist

Irvine, CA
Sep 11, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
  • Institutes and Centers - Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders


    Open September 11th, 2017 through September 27th, 2017


    Job Description
    The University of California, Irvine's Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders has an opportunity for a Project Scientist position. The position is within the Thompson Lab and requires an individual with expertise in cerebrovascular and systems biology with a focus on data analysis of large biological datasets. The incumbent will be responsible for supporting several projects that focus on multi-cellular iPSC modeling of neurodegeneration and the neurovascular unit by coordinating and helping with strategic planning of projects objectives, and helping generate hypotheses based on data from multi-omic analyses of iPSC models. Additionally, he or she will help lead collaborative efforts in design and implement of a large scale multi-center study on ALS by analyzing and integrating molecular, behavioral, and clinical data from ALS patients. He or she will also develop internal pipelines for experimental analysis, data generation/analysis, and will help to develop a web-based LIMS system.

    The Candidate must posses a doctoral degree in Biomedical Science or equivalent and have experience with modeling both Huntington's disease and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis using iPSCs. The Candidate must be knowledgeable in cerebrovascular biology and neurodegeneration, have strong skills in data analysis and integration of RNAseq, ATACseq, and ChIPseq data, and experience in project management.

    Also required is a strong publication record, advanced writing skills, experience with grant writing, including R01 grants, and a proven record of success in obtaining grant funding. Candidates must be able to work effectively with interdisciplinary teams and to manage scientific projects within a complex organization; therefore, excellent interpersonal, organizational, and oral and written communication skills are essential. This position will be appointed at the level that is commensurate with the education and experience of the individual candidate.

    Application Procedure:
    Please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae which should include a record of research experience and the names of three references before 9/22/2017 to:

    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

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