Translational Neuroscientist Focused on Epilepsy Research
The University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, is committed to implementing its Strategic Plan by fostering Neuroscience Research, including the understanding of the basis of Epilepsy and mechanistic approaches to its therapies. As part of our Cluster Hire initiative, we are inviting outstanding Neuroscientists to apply for a position focused on Epilepsy Research based in the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology. This position will be a Tenure-Track / Tenured Senate (FTE) position.
We seek to hire an individual at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level (PhD or MD/PhD) to integrate with existing strengths in Epilepsy research and with the new Epilepsy Cluster, a group of four individuals who employ diverse and complementary perspectives and methodologies to the basic and translational studies of Epilepsy. Epilepsy, the 3rd most common chronic brain disorder influences brain function at the molecular, cellular and networks levels. Thus, Epilepsy Research requires a multi-disciplinary and comprehensive approach.
UCI has an illustrious history in Epilepsy research, commencing in the 1970s. The UCI Epilepsy Research Center (EpiCenter) is integrated with one of only 2 NIH-funded training grants (T32) in epilepsy research. UCI is internationally recognized in developmental, molecular and circuit mechanisms of the epilepsies and their cognitive comorbidities. The excellent basic research has recently been joined by a large clinical program where extensive imaging and direct cortical EEG recording in humans offer outstanding research opportunities.
The Epilepsy Research Cluster will interact closely with the strong and vibrant UCI neuroscience research community with outstanding collaborative opportunities, including basic and clinical neuroscience, imaging, translational biomedical science, stem cell research, biomedical informatics, and pharmaceutical sciences.
Applicants for the position should have a strong record of scholarly activity, evidenced by high quality publications and a record of sustained extramural funding. The successful candidate is expected to conduct cutting-edge research employing state of the art methodologies. He/she should have an appreciation of team and integrative approaches to epilepsy, excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work cooperatively and congenially within a diverse academic environment.
Applicants should complete an online application profile and upload the required materials.
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: Salary commensurate with experience.