A postdoctoral scholar position is available in the Igarashi laboratory at University of California Irvine. We investigate (1) circuit mechanisms for associative memory in the circuit of entorhinal cortex and hippocampus, and (2) how these mechanisms in the memory circuit are affected and can be manipulated to restore memory in Alzheimer’s disease models. Our work uses in vivo tetrode/silicon probe recordings from behaving mice, optogenetics, memory behavioral tasks, and single-cell anatomy. The successful candidate will work on either or both of above two projects.
Requirements: The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. with research experience relevant to our lab interests and a desire to work independently within a collaborative team environment. Preference will be given to candidates with established expertise in either in vivo or in vitro electrophysiology. We are especially seeking an outstanding candidate interested in combining genetic approaches with in vivo electrophysiological recording from behaving mice. Competitive applicants should have at least one high-quality, first-authored publication.
Applicants should complete an online application profile and upload the following materials:
Contact information for 3 references
Research Statement – describe prior experience, future goals, and address how you think you can contribute to the overall research direction of the Igarashi laboratory
Statement of Contributions to Diversity - statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence.
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.
Additional Salary Information: Meets or exceeds NIH salary standards
Internal Number: 5035
About University of California, Irvine
UC Irvine is a world-class research university with highly ranked research programs in neuroscience and biological sciences. Our Southern California location is home to one of the largest academic research and biotechnology hubs in the US. Lab members enjoy direct access to this outstanding community of neuroscientists and clinicians as well as the wide range of recreational activities available in our region.