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Specialist position - Stem Cell Biology & Tissue Engineering – Dr. Quinton Smith Group

Application Window

Open date: August 3rd, 2021

Last review date: Thursday, Aug 19, 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: Monday, Feb 28, 2022 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

The Smith Lab is seeking to hire a highly motivated research specialist interested in the intersection of stem cell biology and tissue engineering (qsmithlab.com). Projects are focused on building in vitro systems to study gastrulation, tissue morphogenesis, and vascularization of stem cell-derived organoid tissues. Implications of this work include elucidating the mechanisms of early embryonic developmental events towards hepatic and vascular tissues, to appraising the therapeutic efficacy of engineered cellular constructs. Candidates with proficiency in developmental biology, stem cell culture, materials science, and/or microfluidics are highly preferred. Trainees should have a Ph.D. in a discipline that reflects these interest areas, with a matched record of peer-reviewed publications. Essential traits include the ability to work in a team environment, and strong oral and communication skills.

Ideal applicants should have expertise in one or more of the following areas

  • Biology in vitro methods (i.e., gene expression, flow cytometry, gene editing)
  • Stem cell or organoid culture
  • Biomaterial synthesis and characterization
  • 3D printing/photolithography
  • Murine model manipulation and characterization

Candidates with proficiency in biology, translational research, material science, and/or microfluidics are highly preferred and should have a Ph.D. in a discipline that reflects these areas. The trainee will work in a collaborative environment with access to resources such as the Integrated Nanosystems Research Facility (INRF) and the Sue and Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center (SCRC).

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

    Candidates with proficiency in developmental biology, stem cell culture, materials science, and/or microfluidics are highly preferred. Trainees should have a Ph.D. in a discipline that reflects these interest areas, with a matched record of peer-reviewed publications.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)
Apply link: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF07041

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