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Specialist - Computational Biology, Cancer and Metabolism

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Open October 28th, 2021 through Thursday, Jun 30, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Position description

A Research Specialist position is immediately available in the Masri Lab at the University of California, Irvine (UC Irvine) and within the Center for Epigenetics and Metabolism (CEM). We are seeking independent and motivated computational biologists interested in a multi-disciplinary approach to genomics, cancer biology and metabolism broadly defined. Specifically, this individual will leverage high-throughput multi-omic datasets generated from state-of-the-art models of disease to uncover conserved mechanisms of cancer progression.

The Masri lab studies how disruption of the circadian clock impacts tumorigenesis by regulating stem cell biology, cellular metabolism and signaling pathways governing survival and proliferation. We utilize both genetically engineered mice as well as tumor organoid models to dissect fundamental questions in cancer biology linked to gene expression, single-cell sequencing, whole exome sequencing, metabolomics and metagenomic sequencing of the gut microbiome. The ideal candidate will interface with wet lab biologists to solve innovative questions in circadian biology using a computational and population-level omics approach. While this individual is expected to have familiarity with common computational toolkits (ex. association mapping or network modeling), collaborations have been established to facilitate adequate training.

For more details about the Masri Lab, including relevant publications, please visit our website at:
https://masrilaboratory.com/
https://www.faculty.uci.edu/profile.cfm?faculty_id=6387

The Masri Lab is part of the Department of Biological Chemistry, Center for Epigenetics and Metabolism, and the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center at UC Irvine. We are located in Southern California (Orange County), between Los Angeles and San Diego. For further details about UC Irvine, please visit: https://uci.edu/

Qualifications:

  • Appointees to the Junior rank should possess a baccalaureate degree (or equivalent degree) or equivalent research experience.
  • Appointees to the Assistant rank should possess a master’s degree (or equivalent degree), or five years of experience demonstrating expertise in the relevant specialization.
  • Appointees to the Associate rank should possess a master’s degree (or equivalent degree) or five to ten years of experience demonstrating expertise in the relevant specialization.
  • Appointees to the Full rank should possess a terminal degree (or equivalent degree) or ten or more years of experience demonstrating expertise in the relevant specialization.

If interested, please apply and provide the following:
• Brief statement of research interests
• CV detailing research experience and publications
• Names of 3 references that are familiar with the research experience of the candidate and can provide letters of recommendation upon request

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Appointees to the Junior rank should possess a baccalaureate degree (or equivalent degree) or equivalent research experience.

Appointees to the Assistant rank should possess a master’s degree (or equivalent degree), or five years of experience demonstrating expertise in the relevant specialization.

Appointees to the Associate rank should possess a master’s degree (or equivalent degree) or five to ten years of experience demonstrating expertise in the relevant specialization.

Appointees to the Full rank should possess a terminal degree (or equivalent degree) or ten or more years of experience demonstrating expertise in the relevant specialization.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Research

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)
Apply link: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF07198

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