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Assistant Project Scientist - UCI Department of Environmental & Occupational Health - Dr. Nicole Sparks

Position overview

Salary range: The salary range for this position is $71,500-$188,400. The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See Table

Application Window

Open date: August 1, 2023

Most recent review date: Friday, Sep 1, 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: Sunday, Oct 1, 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

The selected applicant will need to be able to perform a range of experimental techniques (gene expression, western blots, tissue culture, microscopy, etc.), animal husbandry (maintaining mouse colonies, designing breeding schemes, keeping daily record of body weights/survival/activity, behavioral studies, basic dissections, etc.), and laboratory organization. Preferred to find candidates with RNA/ATAC-seq and bioinformatics analytic skills. Applicants should be able to perform basic quantitative tasks (e.g. dilutions, molarity calculations, manipulating excel files, database management, ordering, etc.). The person in this position will work closely with the principal investigator, potentially resulting in first-author publications and conference presentations.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Requirements include:
-Bachelor’s degree in biology, environmental health, or relevant field.

-At least 1 year laboratory training/experience.

-Prior experience in cell culture, animal models, and/or statistical analysis software are highly encouraged.

-Excellent communication skills (oral and written) in English.

-Ability to work independently with occasional supervision.

-Ability to take initiative, creativity, attention to details and commitment to producing high quality work.

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 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