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Assistant or Associate Professor (Biological Chemistry)

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The Department of Biological Chemistry in the School of Medicine at University of California, Irvine, invites applications for a state-funded, tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level. Exceptional candidates at the Associate Professor level will also be considered.

We are seeking outstanding individuals in all fields of cancer molecular biology. We are particularly interested in candidates studying molecular mechanisms of cell signaling and genetics/epigenetics of tumorigenesis (including aberrant nuclear architecture, genomic instability, and RNA-based gene regulation), tumor suppressors, oncogene discovery (genomics and proteomics-including molecular and biochemical profiling), cell fate determination, tumor microenvironment, and malignant transformation. However, outstanding candidates from all areas of basic and translational cancer research will be considered. Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience and expectations

The individual will be associated with the Chao Comprehensive Cancer Center at UC-Irvine and is expected to lead a vigorous research program of high caliber and participate in the training of graduate and medical students. UC-Irvine offers spacious laboratory space, generous start-up packages, and competitive salaries in a highly collaborative environment with state-of-the-art facilities.

Fifty miles south of Los Angeles, five miles from the Pacific Ocean and nestled in 1,474 acres of coastal foothills, UC-Irvine lies in an urban area with access to Southern California’s culturally diverse environment with a moderate climate. Irvine is consistently ranked as one of the safest cities in America.

Applicants should complete an online application profile and upload the following application materials (a curriculum vitae, reprints of relevant publications, research plan, teaching statement, and three letters of reference) electronically to be considered for this position before February 28, 2018. The position will be open until filled. A separate statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion should also be included in the application materials. Please apply through UC Irvine’s RECRUIT located at

Inquiries regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Feng Qiao, Search Committee Chair, Department of Biological Chemistry, School of Medicine, D240 Medical Sciences I, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697-1700.

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 nondiscrimination policy.
UCI is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.

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Irvine, CA

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence.

  • Misc / Additional - 3 publications

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required