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Associate Specialist

Application Window

Open date: July 27th, 2022

Next review date: Thursday, Sep 1, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Saturday, Dec 31, 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 UCI Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) in the Henry Samueli School of Engineering is currently accepting applications for an Associate Specialist in the laboratory of Professor Chang Liu. The duties of the position include 1) implementing a project developing and applying an autonomous hypermutation system for antibody evolution (75%), 2) advising a team of 1-3 researchers working on continuous antibody evolution (15%), and 3) implement research and operation strategies for the Liu lab (10%). The initial appointment will be full-time for a 12-month period with the possibility for renewal based on performance.

This position requires a PhD in biomedical engineering or related field, 4 or more years of post-PhD research experience in synthetic biology or related fields, excellent interpersonal and organization skills, and strong communication (oral and written) skills are required.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and years of experience.

Application Procedure: Applicants will need to upload curriculum vitae, name/addresses of at least two references and cover letter expressing area(s) of interest to our online RECRUIT system at

Position will remain open until filed.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
  1. PhD in biomedical engineering or related field
  2. Four or more years of post-PhD research experience in synthetic biology or related fields.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter - Express area(s) of interest.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 2-3 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.

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