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Postdoctoral Scholar

Application Window

Open August 29, 2022 through Friday, Jun 30, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Position description

Postdoctoral applications are being sought from recent Ph.D. graduates. Positions are immediately available in the laboratory of Dr. Xing Dai in the Department of Biological Chemistry at School of Medicine, University of California, Irvine for research related to the molecular control of skin repair and inflammation, and microbial-skin interaction. Prior training in molecular biology, tissue culture, cell biology, lentiviral gene delivery, and/or animal models is desired. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience, and full benefits will be provided.

The applicants will be working on federally funded research projects that are built on our recent discoveries regarding stem cell regulation, wound healing, inflammation, and epithelial-immune cross-talks (e.g., Lee et al. Dev Cell. 2014. 29(1):47-58; Haensel et al. Cell Reports. 2020. 30(11):3932-3947.e6.; Sun et al, JID 2021. 141(6):1542-1552; Dragan et al. JID 2022. 142(3 Pt A):583-593.e5; Vu et al. Cell Rep. 2022. 40(5):111155).

A doctoral degree (e.g., Ph.D., M.D.) or the foreign equivalent is required. Individuals pursuing clinical fellowships and residencies in the health sciences are excluded from appointment to these titles.

Appointment will be for one year with the potential to renew annually. Interested individuals should submit curriculum vitae along with the names and contact information of three references to the following recruitment

Additional information about the research program can be found by contacting Dr. Dai at


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Doctoral degree (e.g., Ph.D., M.D.) or the foreign equivalent.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

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.

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.

Job location

Irvine, CA