Postdoctoral Position in Epilepsy Research
University of California Irvine School of Biological Sciences
United States

Postdoctoral Scholar - Epilepsy Research

Job #JPF08323
  • Neurobiology and Behavior / School of Biological Sciences / UC Irvine

Position overview

Salary range: A reasonable estimate for this position is $60,000-$77,327. See Table Postdoctoral Scholar – Represented Fiscal Year for the salary range for this position.

Application Window

Open date: June 12, 2023

Next review date: Thursday, Jul 13, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Tuesday, Jun 11, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
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.

Position description

The Department of Neurobiology and Behavior invite applications for a PostDoctoral scholar position in Epilepsy Research. This position is funded by an NIH T32 training grant. The multidisciplinary Training Program in Epilepsy Research supports diverse approaches to (1) understanding fundamental neurobiological processes leading to epilepsy and associated cognitive and emotional problems, and (2) translational research.

Participating Departments and Laboratories include:
Anatomy & Neurobiology Please apply to
Lulu Y. Chen, PhD - Synaptic mechanisms and co-morbidities of epilepsy.
Laura A. Ewell, PhD - Circuit function and memory in epilepsy.
Christine M. Gall, PhD - Synaptic mechanisms of memory.
Robert F Hunt, PhD - TBI, genetic epilepsy, interneurons.
Gary Lynch, PhD - Memory, hippocampal networks.
Daniele Piomelli, PhD - Endocannabinoids in epilepsy.
Oswald Steward, PhD - Hippocampal plasticity in epilepsy.
Xiangmin Xu, PhD - Learning & memory, new tools for neuroscience.
Physiology & Biophysics Please apply to
Geoffrey Abbott, PhD - Ion channels in epilepsy; drug discovery.
Pediatrics Please apply to
Tallie Z. Baram, MD, PhD - Mechanisms of developmental epilepsy.
Autumn Ivy, MD, PhD - Epigenetics of neurodevelopmental disorders.
Neurology Please apply to
John Weiss, MD, PhD - Neurodegeneration in epilepsy.
Neurobiology and Behavior Please apply to
Marcelo Wood, PhD - Epigenetic mechanisms of synaptic plasticity.
Michael A. Yassa, PhD - Neuroimaging in epilepsy.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Appointment as a Postdoctoral Scholar requires a doctoral degree (e.g., Ph.D., M.D.) or the foreign equivalent.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter (Optional)
  • Sexual Misconduct, Harassment and Discrimination Declaration Form - All applicants of academic positions at the University of California, Irvine must download, complete, sign, and upload the following form with their application: Sexual Misconduct, Harassment and Discrimination Declaration Form
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)
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Campus Information

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.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs – With Updated Interim Amendments. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine Primary Series or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, Religious Objection, and/or Deferral based on pregnancy or recent COVID-19 diagnosis and/or treatment) no later than the applicable deadline. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of receiving the most recent CDC-recommended COVID-19 booster or properly decline such booster no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Exhibit 2, Section II.C. of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Attachment for applicable deadlines. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of being up-to-date on seasonal influenza vaccination or properly decline such vaccination no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to the Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Program Attachment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Irvine, CA

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