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Postdoctoral positions: Dr. Baker's Lab- Cell Competition and Ribosomal Signaling

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 22, 2024

Most recent review date: Tuesday, Jul 23, 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, Aug 31, 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

Postdoctoral positions are available in Nick Baker’s lab in the Departments of Microbiology and Molecular Biology, and of Developmental and Cell Biology, at the University of California, Irvine. The laboratory has wide interests in developmental signaling and has published studies using both Drosophila and mice. Current interests are in the molecular effects of ribosome biogenesis defects, cell competition between cells of different fitness, cell competition’s role in the elimination of aneuploid cells, and the origins of cancer from chromosome and ribosome defects and failures of cell competition. Research in the Baker lab is supported by three recent NIH grants.

Our research employs a mixture of in vivo molecular genetics, imaging and manipulations of developing Drosophila and mouse tissues, cell culture, single cell sequencing and profiling methods, and in vitro molecular biology. Expertise in any these areas is desirable, but self-motivation and independence are more important.

This initial appointment is for two years. Salary will be commensurate with experience and University guidelines. A PhD or equivalent in a relevant field and a record of published or accepted peer-reviewed research articles appropriate for career stage are expected.

To apply, please visit the UCI recruit link with a CV, the names of references, and a cover letter outlining your interests in this research.

We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to promoting diversity and inclusive excellence in the academic community. Recruitment fellowships may be available to competitive candidates from backgrounds that are underrepresented in biomedical sciences ( ). UCI is an HSI, an AANAPISI, and a charter member of the AAAS SEA-Change initiative that supports institutional efforts to increase access and success for students, faculty and staff from groups that have been marginalized in STEM ( ).

UCI provides excellent support for postdocs (, which includes the development of leadership and teaching skills, career development, and full benefits. Several childcare services are available on campus. UCI campus is located on the beautiful Southern Californian coast-line approximately five miles from vibrant Newport Beach and Crystal Cove. It is also driving distance to Los Angeles and San Diego.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Accepting All Applications.

Application Requirements

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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