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Postdoctoral Scholar (Lisa Wagar Lab)

Application Window

Open date: April 1, 2022

Most recent review date: Thursday, Dec 15, 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: Saturday, Apr 1, 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

Job Opening: Postdoctoral Fellow position, Wagar Laboratory in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics, University of California, Irvine

Job Location: Translational Human Immunology Laboratory (PI Lisa Wagar), Department of Physiology and Biophysics, University of California Irvine.

Job Description: The mission of our laboratory is to investigate the human adaptive immune response to infectious diseases, vaccines, and self-antigens using immune organoid technologies. Our long-term goal is to elucidate the mechanisms of diseases mediated by adaptive immune cells and identify immunotherapeutic interventions. We are currently seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to lead a study on the development of self-reactive T and B cells, where the candidate will identify features that cause or predict disruption in immune tolerance. There will be opportunities to publish research papers and to contribute to collaborative projects ongoing in the lab. This is a 2-year position with option to renew after two years.

Qualifications: Successful candidates will have a strong background in one or more of the following research areas: human immunology, organoid technology, and/or antigen-specific T or B cell identification. In addition, the candidate should have experience working with primary human samples and be capable of working independently and in a team environment. Interest in learning about bioengineering or biomaterials, familiarity with flow cytometry, and experience working under BSL2 precautions are a plus.
Inquiries about the position should be directed to Lisa Wagar, PhD:

Application Martials: Applicants should complete the application profile and upload the following application materials electronically to be considered for the position: 1) A statement describing your experience and future research goals; 2)
A brief statement describing your commitment to an inclusive research environment; 3) Curriculum vitae; 4) Names and contact information for 3-4 references.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Ph.D. in Immunology or other relevant Biology field.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
Reference requirements
  • 3-4 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.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs – With Updated Interim Amendments. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine Primary Series or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, Religious Objection, and/or Deferral based on pregnancy or recent COVID-19 diagnosis and/or treatment) no later than the applicable deadline. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of receiving the most recent CDC-recommended COVID-19 booster or properly decline such booster no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Exhibit 2, Section II.C. of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Attachment for applicable deadlines. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of being up-to-date on seasonal influenza vaccination or properly decline such vaccination no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to the Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Program Attachment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.