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Project Scientist in Exosome Biology

Posted by , on 27 March 2017

Closing Date: 15 March 2021

The Department of Neurology at the University of California, Irvine anticipates an opening for an Assistant Project Scientist in the Translational Laboratory and Biorepository (TLaB). This position requires solid background in experimental design and fluency in the use of technology germane to investigations of exosomes, including but not limited to, in vitro and in vivo methods for investigating extracellular vesicles, nanoparticle analysis, fluorescent sorting methods, immunoprecipitation, ultracentrifugation, and electron microscopy. Research efforts will involve quantitative analyses of exosomal cargo proteins and nucleic acids that are relevant in neurological disorders. The incumbent will be exposed to a wide variety of ongoing research studies within the TLaB related to neurodegenerative diseases, traumatic brain injury, and autism.


Candidates must hold a doctoral degree or equivalent in Neurobiological Sciences, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Molecular or Cell Biology, or Protein and/or Nucleic Acid Chemistry and have a strong research background. Significant and creative contributions to a research or creative project in the field of Neurology and command of the English language (spoken and written) are expected. Preference will be given to candidates who hold a strong publication record and have post-doctoral experience and grant writing experience and prior funding.

Additional Information:

Positions are dependent upon extramural funding. Rank will be determined based on qualifications and experience. Initial appointments are for one year and renewal is based on continued availability of support. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


The UCI TLaB was established in 2015, with the research faculty and senior staff transferring from the Biomarker Laboratory and Biorepository at Georgetown University and the University of Rochester. Long-standing national and international collaborations exist on the primary research topics and provide opportunity for professional growth and job satisfaction. Current faculty and staff collaborate on a variety of human blood-based biomarker investigations, as well as in vitro and in vivo models related neurological disorders with a high potential for human translation.

The TLaB members are also involved in teaching and mentoring of medical students, graduate and undergraduate students.
Substantive inquiries about the position should be directed to:

Massimo S. Fiandaca, MD
Associate Professor
Department of Neurology
Co-Director, Translational Laboratory and Biorepository
Office phone – 949-824-5579

TO APPLY: Please log onto UCI’s RECRUIT located at:

Applicants should complete an online application profile and upload the following application materials electronically to be considered for the position:

  1. Cover letter—Please discuss current research and future plans.
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Names and Contact Information of Three References
  4. Diversity Statement

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.

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