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Postdoctoral Scholar - Shi Lab: Cell Biology & Imaging

Application Window

Open date: May 5th, 2020

Last review date: Wednesday, Dec 23, 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, May 4, 2021 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.

Position description

Xiaoyu Shi’s lab at the University of California, Irvine, is looking for highly motivated, and talented postdoctoral fellows to fill two postdoc positions ( Competitive candidates should be interested in any of the following areas: super-resolution microscopy, structural biology, cell signaling, live-cell imaging, single-particle tracking, microfluidics, single-cell sequencing, proteomics, computational imaging, biochemistry, biophysics, and protein engineering. Postdoctoral candidates should have experience and publication track record in relevant fields.

  1. The primary job function for the postdoc position in super-resolution microscopy is to conduct research in the area of super-resolution microscopy in the lab. This includes (a) taking a primary role in ongoing super-resolution microscopy development projects; (b) leading or participating in projects on imaging-based single-cell multiomics.

  2. The primary job function for the postdoc position in cell biology is to conduct research in structural biology and cell signaling in the lab. This includes a) leading projects on structural study of nuclear periphery, chromatin organization, and other cellular organelles using super-resolution microscopy; b) leading or participating in projects on Hedgehog signaling pathway; c) generating stable cell lines for his/her projects.

Upon arrival, the postdocs will be further trained on super-resolution microscopy and expansion microscopy (if needed). The postdoc will also have freedom to develop new projects and new collaborations according to their research interests.

Postdocs in the Shi Lab are financially supported for one national or international meeting per year, and unlimited local meetings. The UCI campus offers numerous training programs and workshops for postdocs in leadership building, teaching skill enhancement, career development, and early career fellowship application. The PI fully supports postdocs to attend these events, and will help with their networking and fellowship application.

Candidates should submit a formal application through UC Irvine’s recruitment website ( and include curriculum vitae and a summary of previous work and current research interests. If you have any questions about the position, please contact the lab head, Dr. Shi at:

Online interviews will be arranged soon after receiving applications; candidates are encouraged to apply by June 6, 2020, but the position will remain open until filled.

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.

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Job location

Irvine, CA