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Postdoctoral Scholar - Molecular Biology and Biochemistry

Recruitment Period

Open date: July 24th, 2017
Last review date: February 5th, 2018
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: June 30th, 2018
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.


The UCI Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) in the Henry Samueli School of Engineering is currently accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar to join the laboratory of Professor Chang C. Liu. Individuals will carry out a fully-funded project aimed at in vitro reconstitution of a DNA replication system that the Liu Lab studies. Because significant progress on this project has already been made, we will also consider applicants who would like to do a short (~1-2 year) postdoc. This project fits into the larger research interests of the Liu Lab, which aims to design and apply synthetic genetic systems to accelerate or decelerate evolution, to reprogram the genetic code, and to genetically record and reveal non-genetic information. Go to for more information on project areas.

Requirements: Research experience in biochemistry, especially nucleic acid and protein biochemistry or in vitro DNA polymerase activity characterization, is preferred, but any exceptionally creative and driven scientist interested will be thoroughly considered. Salaries will follow NIH guidelines. This position requires a Ph.D. in biology, chemistry or related discipline is required. Note: Total duration of an individual’s postdoctoral service may not exceed five years, including postdoctoral service at other institutions.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and years of experience.

Application Procedure: Applicants will need to upload curriculum vitae, name/addresses of three references and cover letter outlining their interest to our online RECRUIT system at

The preferred start date for this position is from September 2017 to February 2018.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence through diversity. 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 nondiscrimination policy.

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Irvine, CA

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