The University of California, Irvine has an opportunity for a postdoctoral positions within the laboratories of Andrea Tenner and Ali Mortazavi to work on projects related to neuroinflammatory mechanisms of Alzheimer’s disease. This position will focus on mouse behavior testing and immunohistochemistry and/or biochemical analysis. Prior experience in neurobiology or immunology and behavior testing is required. Experience with immunohistochemistry including superresolution microscopy would be a plus. The ideal candidate will demonstrate strong problem-solving skills, creative thinking, and initiative. The goal of this project is to determine the contribution of complement-dependent pathways in neurobiological systems to enable therapeutic intervention in Alzheimer’s disease.

In addition to the two PIs, the successful candidate will consult with others in UCI’s highly interactive and innovative neuroscience and immunology community. Candidate must have a have a record of completed graduate research that can be applied to the fields of interest listed above with a strong publication record. The position will be appointed at the level that is commensurate with the education and experience of the individual candidate and is for a period of one year with the possibility of renewal. Applications from members of ethnic and racial minority groups are encouraged to apply. 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 positions, feel free to contact Dr. Andrea Tenner ( or Dr. Ali Mortazavi (

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.