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Research Specialist - Sun Lab

Application Window

Open date: September 27, 2022

Most recent review date: Wednesday, Mar 15, 2023 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, Jun 30, 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

A Research Specialist position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Sha Sun in the Department of Developmental and Cell Biology at University of California, Irvine ( The Sun laboratory investigates mammalian noncoding RNAs incorporating biochemistry, molecular biology, bioinformatics, microscopy, and using human cancer cell lines and mouse embryonic stem cells. Under the general supervision of Dr. Sha Sun, the Research Specialist will conduct scientific research using mammalian tissue cultures, molecular and biochemical techniques, sequencing and fluorescence imaging approaches.

Applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree in a biological science major. Prior experience in a laboratory setting is strongly preferred. Experience in mammalian cell research, bioinformatics analysis, and molecular biology are also highly preferred. The successful candidate should have a level of organization and the ability to complete tasks on time as well as proficiency with data management using computer software. Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and university policy. The initial appointment is for one year. Possible renewal of the position is contingent upon satisfactory review and funding.

Submit an application at if you are interested in the position. Please include a letter of interest, a CV or resume listing qualifications and experience, and contact information of three references who are familiar with your training and experience.

If you have questions regarding the position, please contact Dr. Sha Sun at


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.

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