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Project Scientist Series

Recruitment Period

Open October 2nd, 2018 through Sunday, Jun 30, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)


Project Scientist in Cancer Immunotherapy
The laboratory of Professor Michael Demetriou, Department of Neurology, UC Irvine, seeks an outstanding PhD scientist in the field of cancer immunotherapy. Professor Demetriou has recently been awarded a 5-year grant from the Biden Cancer Moonshot Initiative, National Cancer Institute to develop a highly novel immunotherapy capable of triggering T cell dependent killing of highly diverse cancer types. The position requires broad experience in cancer mouse models as well as molecular and cellular biological techniques. Research efforts will involve producing and characterizing the in vitro and in vivo properties and activities of immunotherapeutic proteins in mouse models. The incumbent will collaborate with others in the lab to expedite analysis as well as be exposed to a wide variety of ongoing immunological research studies.

Candidates must hold a doctoral degree (PhD) or equivalent in Biochemistry, Immunology, Molecular or Cell Biology and/or Protein Chemistry and have a proven track record of research success with first author publications in well respected journals. The candidate is expected to have experience in mouse cancer xenograft models as well as broad experience in standard molecular and cellular biological techniques. Preference will be given to individuals with experience in one or more of recombinant protein expression/purification/characterization, immunohistochemistry, mouse manipulation such as tail vein injection, flow cytometry and/or pharmacokinetics. Command of spoken and written English is essential.

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

Substantive inquiries about the positions should be directed to:
Michael Demetriou, MD, PhD, FRCP(C)
Professor of Neurology, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
University of California, Irvine

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 past/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.

Job location

Irvine, CA


Document requirements
  • Cover Letter - Please discuss past/current research and future plans.

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence.

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching - See our guidance for writing a reflective teaching statement.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)