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Assistant Researcher - Kong Lab

Position overview

Salary range: A reasonable estimate for this position is $87,100 - $113,900. See Researcher Series - Represented Fiscal Year

Application Window

Open date: March 11, 2024

Most recent review date: Wednesday, Apr 10, 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: Tuesday, Apr 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 Kong laboratory in the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Behavior is seeking a professional researcher to plan, coordinate, and oversee several projects related to the study of understanding the crosstalk between signaling pathways, metabolic regulation, and epigenetics in cancer, diabetes, obesity, and aging.

The researcher should be particularly interested in studying:
1) crosstalk between metabolism and epigenetics;
2) using diet/metabolites to sensitize current therapeutic response for cancer treatment;
3) mechanisms to regulate metabolic homeostasis.

This role will apply a combination of mammalian genetics, biochemistry, bioinformatics and metabolomics tools, using both in vitro and in vivo models to address those questions.

The Kong laboratory’s ultimate goal is to develop novel therapies to restore normal metabolism and improve treatment for cancer and metabolic diseases.

The ideal candidate should be self-motivated with a PhD or MD/PhD degree with strong academic training in either cell biology, immunology, cancer, biochemistry, epigenetics/genetics, signaling or metabolic related diseases. The candidate should have the major responsibility and leadership for the research programs and must demonstrate continuous and effective engagement in independent and creative research activity of high quality and significance.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Accepting all applications.

Application Requirements

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