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Postdoctoral Scholar- Schilling Lab Migratory Cell Fate Determination

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 experience level. See Postdoctoral Scholar Scale for the salary range. “Off-scale salaries”, i.e. a salary that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated experience, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions.

Application Window

Open date: May 14, 2024

Most recent review date: Saturday, Jun 15, 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: Saturday, May 10, 2025 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

A Postdoctoral Fellow position is available in the Schilling lab in the Department of Developmental and Cell Biology, University of California, Irvine ( to study the genetic mechanisms that coordinate cell migration and cell fate determination during the embryonic development of neural crest cells in zebrafish.

We are interested in how highly migratory cells such as neural crest cells in vertebrate embryos acquire diverse fates such as cartilage, bone, neurons, glia or pigment cells. To address this issue, we take a very multi-disciplinary approach including transcriptomic/bioinformatics analyses, genome editing, zebrafish mutants/transgenics and computational modeling to dissect neural crest cell heterogeneity. We also study gene function using zebrafish mutants, many of which are models for human neural crest-related disorders including craniofacial birth defects, such as cleft palate.

We seek a highly motivated and career-oriented candidate with research expertise in developmental and/or cell biology and molecular genetics, preferably with some experience in bioinformatic analysis. We prefer candidates within a year before or after their graduation with a PhD. A track record of excellent first author publication(s) is required.

To apply, one should submit their curriculum vitae and the contact information via the following recruitment URL:

Please apply by the initial review date listed above, for full consideration.

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Accepting All Applications.

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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, CA