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Director - Center for Epigenetics & Metabolism

Application Window

Open date: November 22, 2021

Most recent review date: Monday, Feb 28, 2022 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, Nov 22, 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 University of California, Irvine (UCI)- Center for Epigenetics & Metabolism (CEM) was created in 2011 and directed by Professor Paolo Sassone-Corsi, until July 2020. UCI School of Medicine and the Department of Biological Chemistry seek outstanding candidates and invite applications at the level of ASSOCIATE or FULL PROFESSOR for a position as Director of the Center with a research focus in the broad fields of epigenetics and/or metabolism.

Applicants should hold a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree, and have an excellent track record of leading a vigorous extramurally-funded research program. The successful candidate is expected to envision and direct the future growth of the CEM, which currently comprises 26 UCI faculty with over 40 NIH grants of more than $20 million annually. The CEM and the Department of Biological Chemistry (BC) are highly interdisciplinary, with particular strengths in cancer, epigenetics, metabolism, circadian biology, and bioinformatics. Faculty of BC benefit from participation in the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, one of 51 comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute.

Interested candidates should submit the following documents: curriculum vitae, a description of research interests, a brief vision statement for the CEM, and a separate statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion. The University of California Statement on Diversity is available at:

Review of applications will begin December 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

Inquiries regarding the position should be directed to Prof. Peter Kaiser (, Search Committee Chair, Department of Biological Chemistry, School of Medicine, D240 Medical Sciences I, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697-1700


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Should hold a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent degree.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
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