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Postdoctoral Scholar- Halbrook Lab

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: June 10, 2024

Most recent review date: Thursday, Jul 11, 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: Wednesday, Jun 4, 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

The Halbrook lab at UCI is looking to fill multiple postdoctoral scholar positions. We are looking for highly motivated and collaborative postdoctoral fellows interested in studying:
1) Metabolic and signaling pathways driving the pathogenesis and maintenance of pancreatic cancer.
2) Crosstalk interactions among cells in the tumor microenvironment, heterogeneity in these populations.
3) Links between metabolic mechanisms driving fibrosis and immune suppression in cancer and chronic inflammation.

Research in the Halbrook Lab is centered on identifying critical mechanisms shaping the formation and maintenance of the primary and metastatic tumor microenvironment and developing tools to disrupt these interactions to enable effective therapy. In addition, we are interested in understanding the links between tissue regeneration and inflammation underscoring chronic pancreatic disease and cancer.

Requirements:
• PhD in cancer biology, chemical biology, or other related field and at least two publications in a PubMed indexed journal.
• Research experience working with animals, flow cytometry, single cell sequencing / analysis is preferred but not required.
• Proven track record of troubleshooting and problem solving.
• Strong organizational skills with the ability to balance multiple projects in a fast-paced environment and bring projects to completion.
• Strong written and oral communication skills
• Willingness to learn new approaches
• Collaborative approach to science

For more information about this position, contact Dr. Halbrook at chris.halbrook@uci.edu.

Qualified candidates should submit their curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of three references.

UCI provides excellent support for postdocs (https://grad.uci.edu/postdocs/information-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 at a driving distance to Los Angeles and San Diego, and 5 miles from the beach.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Accepting All Applications.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)
Apply link: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF09067

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