Associate Adjunct Professor - Motor Neuron Disease Research

Irvine, California
Commensurate with experience
March 30 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

The University of California, Irvine, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine is inviting applications for a full-time position at the Associate Professor level. The academic appointment will be in the Adjunct series. The successful candidate will join the research group of Dr. Albert La Spada, Distinguished Professor and Director, UCI Institute for Neurotherapeutics.
The applicant should have a PhD degree and possess expertise in the study of motor neuron disease, with an emphasis on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), ideally with a focus on dominantly inherited familial ALS caused by mutations in genes that encode RNA binding proteins/helicases. Candidates should have a strong academic background and a promising research program, The successful candidate will be expected to coordinate the growth and development of an ALS motor neuron disease research program that will be positioned to successfully compete for extramural funding and/or engage in academic-industry partherships in translational drug discovery.

The chosen candidate will have demonstrated commitment to the cross-disciplinary training of the next generation of biomedical research scientists and will participate in the teaching and mentoring activities of the Department, which includes Medical Students, Residents, Clinical Laboratory Scientists, Graduate Students, Fellows, and Junior Faculty.

Candidates should have effective communication, organizational skills, ability to work well in a team environment, possess the ability to engage and mentor students and new faculty, and a strong commitment to institutional goals in diversity, equity, and inclusion.

To apply for this position, candidates should upload their curriculum vitae, statements (research, teaching, diversity), reference information, and additional items to UCI Recruit:

UCI is located a few minutes from the coast and is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities. The cities of Orange and Irvine are home to excellent parks, schools, entertainment opportunities, and a diverse citizenry.

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. A recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity, UCI is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, supports work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is dedicated to broadening participation in higher education.