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Researcher Series Otology

Position overview

Salary range: A reasonable estimate for this position is $87,100 - $231,800. See Table: View for the salary range for this position.

Application Window

Open date: May 9, 2024

Next review date: Tuesday, Jul 30, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Tuesday, Jul 30, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date.

Position description

The UC Irvine Department of Otolaryngology seeks a part-time or full-time assistant researcher with experience in CRISPR or gene therapy to work on inner ear therapeutics in cell culture and animals. The successful candidate should have a background in molecular genetics and will be overseeing the design and implementation of inner ear therapeutics in cell culture and eventually animal models. The goal of this position is to transition the successful candidate to become a faculty member.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Hands-on experience analyzing DNA/RNAs methods or proteins (ELISA, qPCR, ddPCR, flow cytometry, western blot, and other techniques)
• Proficient in molecular biology techniques common in upstream research, including molecular cloning, viral vector production and titering, processing genomic DNA and RNA for downstream analysis
• Hands-on experience altering the genome of mammalian cells with gene editing and gene delivery techniques using CRISPR-based tools and/or using viral vectors (AAV, lentiviral, adenovirus, etc) or mRNA
• Develop and execute assays for characterizing CRISPR or viral-based gene delivery constructs such as cell type specificity & expression
• Experience in CRISPR work or hearing in animals is a plus but not required
• Critically evaluate experiment data and communicate scientific findings as verbal presentations and written reports
• Aid in preparing presentations, reports, and journal/conference publications
• Assist with grant applications as needed


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Ph.D. from an accredited university

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, California