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Project Scientist Series, Open Ranks

Position overview

Salary range: The annual salary range for this position is $74,100 - $195,000. The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See: Project Scientist Salary scales - REPRESENTED; NON-REPRESENTED

Application Window

Open date: July 10, 2024

Next review date: Saturday, Aug 10, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Monday, Jun 30, 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

Applications are being sought for the Project Scientist Series from B.S. or equivalent experience (Junior Rank), M.S. or equivalent experience (Assistant or Associate Rank) or Ph.D. or M.D. candidates (Full Rank) or equivalent experience with strong laboratory research backgrounds, publications (required for the Associate/Full Specialist rank only) & specialized training for anticipated openings between July 1, 2024 & June 30, 2025 in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of California, Irvine.

The annual salary range for this position is $74,100 - $195,000. The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See: Project Scientist Salary scales - REPRESENTED; NON-REPRESENTED

Initial appointments are for one year & renewal is based on available support. Current faculty & research interests are:

J. Chan: Liver development/function, oxidative stress response, and cancer

L. de la Maza: Chlamydia trachomatis; immunopathology and vaccine development

R. Edwards: G-protein signaling in mucosal immunity

D. Mercola: Promoter binding and activation profiles of cancer

E. Monuki: Brain development

E. Head: Brain Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease

A. La Spada: Mechanisms of Neurodegenerative Disease / Neurotherapeutics

J. Lipkova: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine

M. Rose: Neuronal Diversity, Omics, and Imaging in Brain Development and Disease

H. Park: Breast cancer, epigenetics, environmental exposures, and biomarkers

F. Rahmatpanah: Prostate cancer disparities, Ovarian cancer, Epigenetics, Human endogenous retroviruses in cancer

H. Mkhikian: Glycoimmunology in health, autoimmunity, and immune senescence; glycoproteomics and cross-linking mass spectrometry

P. Shah: Computational Medicine

A. Qavi: Conventional diagnostics through new optical technologies

Application Procedure - TO APPLY: Please log onto UC Irvine’s RECRUIT located at
Applicants should complete an online application profile and upload application materials electronically to be considered for the position:

  1. Cover letter (optional)
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Inclusive Excellence Activities Statement
  4. Sexual Misconduct, Harassment, and Discrimination Declaration Form


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Degreed (doctorate or its equivalent) candidates with strong laboratory research backgrounds & specialized training.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

  • Inclusive Excellence Statement - Inclusive Excellence Activities Statement
    Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to inclusive excellence will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence. See our guidance for writing an inclusive excellence activities statement.

  • Sexual Misconduct, Harassment and Discrimination Declaration Form - All applicants of academic positions at the University of California, Irvine must download, complete, sign, and upload the following form with their application: Sexual Misconduct, Harassment and Discrimination Declaration Form

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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