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Position overview

Salary range: The salary range for this position is $60,000-$77,327. The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by experience level. See Postdoc Scholar Scale

Application Window

Open date: August 9, 2023

Most recent review date: Sunday, Mar 31, 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: Sunday, Jun 30, 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 Qavi laboratory at UCI is seeking applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar which requires a doctoral degree (PhD, MD, MD/PhD or foreign equivalent) with strong academic laboratory research backgrounds.

The Qavi lab is interested in developing the next generation of diagnostics for a variety of pathogens and diseases. Relevant skills include clean room fabrication, material characterization, glass processing, circuit design, embedded systems, wearable devices, signal processing, and data analysis. Visit our website for more information about the lab and our work:

The successful candidate will have a strong background in optics and device fabrication. Will give preference (not a requirement) to those who have demonstrated high productivity during their doctoral studies with first author publications in well-respected journals. Experience with clean room fabrication, circuit design, signal processing, and data analysis will be given preference. The successful candidate (preferred at time of application) will also demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills, strong collaborative and interpersonal skills, strong analytical and organizational skills, ability to work independently and in a multidisciplinary team, and commitment to mentoring others as well as being mentored.

Substantive inquiries about the position should be directed to:
Abraham Qavi MD, PhD
Assistant Professor in Residence
Director of Innovative Laboratory Diagnostics
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
UC Irvine, School of Medicine

Initial appointments are for two years & renewal is based on performance and available support.

Application Procedure - TO APPLY: Please log onto UC Irvine’s RECRUIT located at:

Applicants should complete an online application profile and upload application materials electronically to be considered for the position:
1) Curriculum vitae
2) Cover letter including career motivation and why you are interested in joining the lab
3) Inclusive Excellence Activities Statement:
4) Sexual Misconduct, Harassment, and Discrimination Declaration Form


The salary range for this position is $60,000-$77,327. The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by experience level. See Postdoc Scholar Scale


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Appointment as a postdoctoral scholar requires a doctoral degree (MD, PhD, MD/PhD or the foreign equivalent degree).

Application Requirements

Document requirements
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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