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Postdoctoral Scholar-Jing Zhang

Position overview

Salary range: A reasonable estimate for this position is $60,000-$71,952, based on experience level. Please see salary scale here (
Review timeline: Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Application Window

Open date: June 21, 2023

Most recent review date: Friday, Mar 8, 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: Thursday, Jun 20, 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

The Institute for Genomics and Bioinformatics, at the University of California, Irvine, is currently accepting applications for a postdoctoral scholar to join Professor Jing Zhang’s lab to study gene regulation and dysregulation in brain disorders. Successful candidates will have demonstrated experience and expertise relevant to AI based model on single cell genomics data, including but not limited to snRNA-seq, snATAC-seq, and spatial transcriptomics.

The role requires the candidate to have the ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential. Postdoctoral scholar will join a highly collaborative and innovative research group whose mission is to improve mental health through the integration of machine learning, neuroscience and sequencing tools, to advance knowledge in these fields, and to educate the next generation of leaders in biomedical science.

A Postdoctoral Scholar appointment requires a doctoral degree (e.g., Ph.D., M.D.) or the foreign equivalent. Applicants must have a proven track record of research. Positions are dependent on extramural funding and research contracts of individual Principal Investigator.

The total duration of an individual’s postdoctoral service may not exceed five years, including postdoctoral service at other institutions. Salary will be commensurate with degree and experience. Initial appointment is for one year and renewal is based on availability of support and need.

Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research, and names and contact information of three references (please do not solicit letters). Also required is a statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to inclusive excellence will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence.

Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.


·PhD in Computer Science, Bioinformatics, Computational biology or related discipline.
·Strong skills in machine learning.
·Knowledge of single cell sequencing data analysis, including current software.
·Experience with current single cell analysis software.
·Knowledge of graph algorithms.
·Excellent skills in verbal and written communication.


  • ·Experience with large-scale single cell data analysis.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

·PhD in Computer Science, Bioinformatics, Computational biology or related discipline.
·Proven track record of research

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 anti-discrimination 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