Postdoctoral Scholar- Neuroinflammation and Alzheimer’s Disease


UC Irvine - School of Biological Sciences – Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry


The University of California, Irvine has an opportunity for a postdoctoral position within the laboratories of Andrea Tenner and Ali Mortazavi to work on projects related to microglia, astrocytes and neuroinflammation mechanisms in Alzheimer’s disease.  The goal to characterize the contribution of complement-dependent neuroinflammation, synapse pruning and neuroprotective pathways and propel therapeutic intervention in Alzheimer’s disease. Projects involve tissue and single cell RNA-Seq from genetically altered or pharmacologically treated mouse models over time, as well as all types of quantitative microscopy.  This position requires a Ph.D. degree with experience in bioinformatics and/or superresolution or confocal microscopy and quantitative image analysis.   Background in neurodegeneration, neuroinflammation or complement is a plus.   The ideal candidate will demonstrate strong problem-solving skills, creative thinking, and initiative.

In addition to the two PIs, the successful candidate will interact with others in UCI’s highly interactive and innovative neuroscience and immunology community. Candidate should have a record of published graduate research. The position will be appointed at the level that is commensurate with the education and experience of the individual candidate. Applications from members of ethnic and racial minority groups are encouraged. All applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

Interested individuals should submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter including summary of current and future research interests, and names and contact information for three references to the following on-line recruitment URL:

For more information about this position, feel free to contact Dr. Andrea Tenner ([email protected]).

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.


  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research (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)

Reference requirements

  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

Job Location

Irvine, CA