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Postdoctoral Scholar - Synthetic Biology and Protein Engineering

Recruitment Period

Open date: October 12th, 2020

Next review date: Friday, Nov 13, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Thursday, Dec 31, 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.


The UCI Department of Biomedical Engineering in the Henry Samueli School of Engineering is currently accepting applications for three postdoctoral scholars to join Professor Chang C. Liu’s Laboratory to carry out fully-funded projects aimed at developing and applying specialized genetic systems for rapid mutation, continuous protein and enzyme evolution. Go to or contact Prof. Chang Liu ( for more information on project areas.

Requirements: Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in bioengineering, molecular biology, biochemistry, computational biology, biophysics, cell biology, chemical biology, chemistry, or related field. Research experience in experimental synthetic biology, molecular biology, chemical biology, and/or cell biology is preferred, but any exceptionally creative and driven scientist interested will be thoroughly considered.

Note that the University of California limits the total duration of an individual’s postdoctoral service to five years, including postdoctoral service at other institutions.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and years of experience. Position has medical, dental and vision benefits.

Application Procedure: Applicants will need to upload their curriculum vitae, cover letter with a brief description of relevant experience and interests, and contact information of at least three references to our online RECRUIT system at

Position will remain open until filled. The preferred start date for this position is between December 2020 to September 2021.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence through diversity. 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 - Brief description of relevant experience and interests.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)