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Junior Specialist - Epigenetic Programming

Recruitment Period

Open date: November 5th, 2019

Last review date: Saturday, Feb 8, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Tuesday, Jun 30, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


A Junior Specialist position is available in Dr. Sha Sun's laboratory in the Department of Developmental and Cell Biology at University of California Irvine. The Sun laboratory investigates mammalian long noncoding RNAs incorporating biochemistry, molecular biology, bioinformatics, microscopy, and using human cancer cell lines and mouse embryonic stem cells. Under general supervision, the Junior Specialist will conduct scientific research using mammalian tissue cultures, molecular and biochemical techniques, sequencing and fluorescence imaging approaches.

Experience in mammalian cell research, bioinformatics analysis, and molecular biology are highly preferred. The successful candidate will have a high level of organization and the ability to complete tasks on time. Proficiency with data management and computing software is desired. A Bachelor’s degree in a biological science major with prior experience in a laboratory setting is strongly preferred.

Qualified candidates should submit (1) Cover Letter (2) CV or Resume listing qualifications and experience and (3) Contact Information for three references to the following recruitment URL:

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

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

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)