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Postdoctoral Scholar - Thompson-Peer & Gross Labs: In Vivo Organelle Trafficking

Application Window

Open date: June 9th, 2021

Last review date: Monday, Aug 16, 2021 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: Sunday, Oct 31, 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

A postdoctoral position is available in the Thompson-Peer lab, on a project that is a joint collaboration with the Gross lab, in the department of Developmental and Cell Biology at the University of California, Irvine.

Please see our lab and department websites to learn more about our research:

This postdoctoral project is a collaboration between a Drosophila neurogenetics lab and a biophysics trafficking lab. We are seeking a scholar to use multiple approaches including super-resolution imaging to study the transport and regulation of organelles in vivo, in neurons that are regenerating after injury.

We are seeking a highly motivated, independent, and career-oriented candidate with research expertise in developmental and/or cell biology, ideally cellular trafficking and in vivo imaging, or possibly the biophysics of transport. Ideal candidates would be comfortable with writing code for highly quantitative image analysis and/or invertebrate genetics. Good written and oral communication skills are essential, along with excellent project management skills. We prefer candidates who are about to graduate with their PhD or MD/PhD degree, or have just graduated within the last 12 months. A track record of excellent first author publication(s) is required, along with a passion for science.

The salary and benefits will follow the NIH standard. After hiring, postdocs will be encouraged to apply to fellowships offered by private foundations and the NIH.

Irvine is located on the Southern California coast, mid-way between Los Angeles and San Diego.

To apply, one should submit an application, to include their curriculum vitae and the contact information via the following recruitment URL:


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

    Accepting all applications.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

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

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