The Edinger Lab in the Department of Developmental and Cell Biology at UC Irvine is seeking applicants for a Junior Specialist position. This lab seeks to expand understanding on how cancer cells acquire and process nutrients. The ultimate goal of this research is to develop innovative cancer therapies that are less toxic and more effective.

This position will entail designing and performing diverse molecular biology experiments under the supervision of the PI and senior laboratory personnel. Techniques employed in this cancer biology laboratory include molecular cloning, mammalian cell culture, flow cytometry, qRT-PCR, gel electrophoresis, Western blotting, CRISPR-Cas9 mediated gene-knockdown and over-expression, fluorescence microscopy, and mouse models. Complete and accurate record keeping of both laboratory work and administrative activities will additionally be an important aspect of this position.

The successful candidate will have a working understanding of molecular biology, excellent organizational skills, and will be highly self-motivated. Previous experience working in a research lab is strongly preferred. Those considering attending graduate or professional school in the future are strongly encouraged to apply.

Qualified candidates should submit (1) curriculum vitae (2) a cover letter that includes a summary of past research accomplishments and future goals and (3) contact information for three references to the following recruitment URL:

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.