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Postdoctoral Scholar Conte Center

Position overview

Salary range: The salary range for this position is $60,000-$71,958. The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by experience level. See Postdoctoral Scholar Scale for the salary range. “Off-scale salaries”, i.e. a salary that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated experience, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions.

Application Window

Open date: April 20, 2023

Most recent review date: Monday, Feb 26, 2024 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, Apr 19, 2024 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

An exciting opportunity for a NIH funded position(s) available to apply single-cell approaches (transcriptomics, MerFISH, etc) in specific target cell populations (e.g., CRH expressing neurons) for studying mechanisms by which early life experiences / stress promote enduring disruptions of cell, circuit and behavioral functions. (some research examples below)

Join a vibrant, collegiate, multidisciplinary and diverse lab in a top-notch university in Southern California; close collaborations with and

The project is in within the lab of Tallie Z. Baram in the Department of Pediatrics.

recent PhD, relevant experience in molecular neuroscience, genomics or epigenetics. Prior experience in (sc)RNA-seq and integrative analysis of (epi)genomics data is helpful. Successful candidates will have a strong publication record, broad passion for neuroscience and a collegiate approach. The successful candidate should have a strong publication record and a broad range of skills, including the ability to maintain effective interactions and collaborations with team members. The position will be appointed at the level commensurate with the education and experience of the individual candidate and is for a period of two years with the possibility of renewal. Applications from members of ethnic and racial minority groups are encouraged.

Key words: Molecular Biology, epigenetics, single-cell transcriptomics, transgenic mice, circuit, reward, stress-sensitive cells, early-life stress, corticotropin releasing hormone

For more information regarding the Conte Center, please visit here: Conte Center @ UCI

Application Procedure:
Please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae which should include a record of research experience, Inclusive Excellence activities statement and the names of three references via the UCI application process at:


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Ph.D in systems biology, neuroscience, genomics or genetics

Application Requirements

Document requirements
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)
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About UC Irvine

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 University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Irvine, CA