Postdoctoral Scholar Position in Molecular Biology, Immunology and Synthetic Biology

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University of California Irvine

Postdoctoral Scholar Position in Molecular Biology, Immunology and Synthetic Biology

A Postdoctoral position is available at the Sue and Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center, Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at University of California, Irvine (UCI) to support our effort in immunotherapeutic discovery and development. The Zhao lab at UCI is broadly interested in developing novel bioengineered technologies for immunotherapeutic discovery, immune cell therapies and for interrogating the immune component in the tumor niche.

Highly motivated candidates with a recent Ph.D. or an equivalent degree from a molecular biology, cell biology, immunology, synthetic biology and bioengineering areas are encouraged to apply. Additional skills in TCR biology, T cell engineering, modern synthetic biology tools, protein engineering, and mechanobiology will be particularly useful for this position.

The laboratory is located in the Stem Cell Research Center building and equipped with the state-of-the-art facilities. Successful candidates will join an interdisciplinary and collaborative team working with industrial partners to develop next generation immunotherapeutics. Successful candidates will enjoy both cutting-edge research and beautiful southern California.

Submit the following materials via UC Irvine's online application system, RECRUIT, located at:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • One-page proposed research clearly stating the important problem/question you want to address, specific aims, and approaches
  • A statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equality and inclusion should also be included in the application materials.

    Review of applications will begin immediately until the position is filled.

    This position is in the lab of Dr. Weian Zhao, [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. 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.

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    Job No:
    Posted: 2/22/2021
    Application Due: 2/22/2033
    Work Type: Full Time