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Tenure Track Faculty Position with focus on Epigenetics of Viral Infection and Inflammation

Application Window

Open date: January 6, 2022

Most recent review date: Tuesday, May 31, 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: Friday, Jan 6, 2023 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 Department of Biological Chemistry in the UCI School of Medicine invites applications for a position at the level of ASSOCIATE or FULL PROFESSOR. We seek outstanding candidates with a research focus on uncovering epigenetic mechanisms that are related to disease development and can lead to therapeutic advances for viral infections and inflammation. Applicants should hold a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree, and have a track record of leading a vigorous extramurally-funded research program with multidisciplinary approach to elucidate molecular mechanisms. The Department of Biological Chemistry (BC) is highly interdisciplinary, with particular strengths in epigenetics, cancer, metabolism, circadian biology, fungal infection, and bioinformatics. Faculty of BC benefit from participation in the Center for Epigenetics & Metabolism, the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, the cancer center-affiliated Cancer Research Institute (CRI), the Institute for Immunology, and the Center for Virus Research. Interested candidates should submit the following documents: curriculum vitae, a description of research interests, and a separate statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion. Criteria for the research and diversity statements are provided below. Review of applications will begin February 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

Research Statement (maximum 3 pages). This statement should:

  1. Detail the candidate’s specific area of expertise, with a description of their contributions to the field.
  2. Provide a detailed plan of their future research program.

Diversity Statement (1 page). The University of California Statement on Diversity is available at: This statement should:

  1. Indicate how the candidate has demonstrated awareness of the issues faced by historically underrepresented or economically disadvantaged groups and the benefits of a diverse and inclusive faculty.
  2. Provide evidence (if any) of the candidate’s track record and success in activities aimed at reducing barriers in education or research for underrepresented or disadvantaged groups.
  3. Detail specific plans (if any) to contribute through campus programs, new activities, or through national or off-campus organizations.
  4. Detail specific plans (if any) to contribute through campus programs, new activities, or through national or off-campus organizations.


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