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Project Scientist Series - Tinoco Lab

Application Window

Open date: August 10, 2022

Most recent review date: Thursday, Sep 1, 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, Feb 28, 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

Project Scientist Series - Tinoco Lab

A project scientist position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Roberto Tinoco in the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of California, Irvine. The Tinoco lab studies the function of immune checkpoints in murine models of chronic viral infection and cancer. We are a cancer immunology and viral immunology lab. This project, funded by a grant from the NIH, will use a combination of molecular and cellular tools and conditional gene knockout mice to assess the function of T cells in virally infected hosts or in tumors. Renewal of the appointment will be contingent on the availability of adequate funding and performance. More information about our research can be found at

• Ph.D. in cancer biology, cell biology, immunology or a related discipline and an interest in basic viral and cancer immunology.
• MS candidate with exceptional experience may be considered upon Chancellor's approval.
• Preferred laboratory skills include cell culture, flow cytometry, molecular biology, and experience handling mice.
• Candidate will demonstrate significant, original, and creative contribution to a research or creative program or project.

For more information about this position, contact Dr. Roberto Tinoco at

Qualified candidates should submit their curriculum vitae, a cover letter, and the names and contact information of three references to the following on-line recruitment URL:

Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

The University of California, Irvine is ranked among the nation’s best universities and has robust research funding and facilities. Cancer research on campus is supported through the NCI-Designated Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the UCI Cancer Research Institute. The Institute for Immunology supports research in this discipline. Irvine has a pleasant climate, five miles from the beach.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Accepting all applicants

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