Postdoc Positions at UC Irvine

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Closing date: Open until filled

Location: Irvine, California

The Lab

One or two postdoctoral scholar positions will be available in the laboratory of Dr. Xiangmin Xu in the School of Medicine at the University of California, Irvine (UCI). The research of Dr. Xu’s laboratory is focused on neural circuitry, which applies to understanding the neurobiology of visual perception, learning and memory, and stress. They use combined approaches of electrophysiology, molecular genetics, photostimulation and optical imaging, genetically modified viral tracing, and behavioral measurements to address neural circuit mechanisms. Their research is supported by multiple NIH grants, including a recent BRAIN Initiative award.

The Candidate

The Xu lab and the UCI have excellent environments. The candidate will have opportunities to design their own research program, mentor others, and present at international conferences, with the goal of developing him/her as an independent scientist. They have formed active collaborations with other successful investigators located in major research institutions in Southern California and other regions. The Irvine area offers theater, comedy clubs, night life, art museums and many and varied restaurants. Within short driving distances, this area offers surfing, skiing, fishing, and hiking.


The candidate should have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree, with strong experimental training in molecular, cellular or systems neuroscience. Candidates who are experienced in neuroanatomical tracing, in vivo calcium imaging, slice electrophysiology or behavioral studies would be encouraged.

How to Apply

To apply, please visit the UC Irvine RECRUIT website located at:

Applicants should complete an online application profile and upload the following materials:

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Contact information for 3 references
  3. Research Statement
  4. Statement of Contributions to Diversity – statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence

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.

Please mention that you found this job on the Scientifica website when applying.

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