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UCI - Postdoctoral Fellow

Position overview

Salary range: The salary range for this position is $64,480 - $77,327. The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and/or step at appointment. See Table(s):
Review timeline: July 31, 2026

Application Window

Open date: March 18, 2024

Next review date: Wednesday, May 1, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Tuesday, Oct 1, 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

Federal Grant funded Post-Doctoral Fellowship within the Environmental Health and Disease Laboratory (EHDL), directed by Saurabh Chatterjee, PhD, in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH), UCI. The position may be renewed annually for a total commitment of up to three years, contingent upon individual performance and continued funding.

Setting: The EHDL is housed within the Department of EOH at Program in Public Health, College of Health Sciences, University of California, Irvine, a top ten public research university in the United States. The research conducted within the EHDL involves mouse and human subjects and has the central focus on the role of environmental factors from air, water and diet in causing communicable and non-communicable diseases. Most studies are centered on the Gut microbiome liver axis and/or Gut microbiome-liver brain axis and its crosstalk with host metabolome and epigenome. The research carried out in this laboratory is cross disciplinary and collaborations with departments within the school and with prominent research universities within the USA or abroad exist.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Qualifications: All of the following are required:

•A PhD in Physiology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Life Sciences, Toxicology and Pharmacology, or a closely related field of study (by June, 2024)

•A firm understanding of working with microbiome, host pathogen interactions, Cloning, expression and purification of proteins, Real-Time PCR, native-PAGE & SDS-PAGE, spectroscopy (UV-VIS), protein identification by western blot, peptide mass fingerprinting & MALDI-TOF is required.

•Knowledge of handling mouse models and in vivo experimental design experience is highly desirable.

•Knowledge of using immunological techniques both in vivo and in vitro using cell lines and hybridomas is a prerequisite for this position. It is expected that the candidate will have experience in handling brightfield microscopy, Fluorescence Microscopy and confocal microscopy.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
Reference 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