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Specialist Series 2022-2023

Application Window

Open November 29, 2022 through Monday, Nov 20, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

If you apply to this recruitment by November 20, 2023, you will have until November 24, 2023 to complete your application.

Position description

Specialist positions are occasionally available throughout the year in the Sue and Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center at the University of California, Irvine. These are typically grant‐funded positions under the sponsorship of various faculty members ( The ideal candidate should be self-driven and motivated, with stem cell research experience strongly preferred. Positions are dependent upon extramural funding. Rank will be determined based on qualifications and experience. Initial appointments are for one year and renewal is based on performance and availability of funding.

Junior Specialist rank - baccalaureate degree (or equivalent degree) or equivalent research experience
Assistant rank - Ms or 5 yrs experience
Associate rank - Ms or 5-10 yrs experience
Specialist rank - Terminal degree (PhD/MD) or 10+ yrs experience

Additional qualifications:

Laboratory experience is required.

Preferred qualifications:

Specialized training or research experience in stem cell research.

Application procedure:
Applicants should submit an application, curriculum vitae, and a minimum of 3-5 references at


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Junior Specialists - Should possess a baccalaureate degree (or equivalent degree) or equivalent research experience.

Assistant Specialists - Should possess a master’s degree (or equivalent degree), or 5 yrs. of experience.

Associate Specialists - Should possess a master’s degree (or equivalent degree) or 5-10 yrs. of experience.

Specialists - Should possess a terminal degree (PhD/MD) (or equivalent degree) or 10+ yrs. of experience

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

845 Health Sciences Road, Irvine CA