A position is available for a molecular biologist, microbiologist, biochemists, or bacteriologist to study bacteria resistance to antibiotics and to train undergraduate researchers in the Minority Science Programs. The successful candidate should be a highly organized, motivated and dedicated person with skills and interest to train undergraduate researchers conducting innovative research projects on the biology of the antibiotic resistome. Knowledge of bioinformatics, antibiotic resistance, and molecular microbiology are a plus, but they are not required. Excellent communication skills in English are required, including proven writing skills documented by recent papers.

Applicants should have earned a Ph.D. and should have experience in biology research, with evidence of publications.

Review of applications will begin immediately until the position is filled. This position is full-time and includes benefits. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Appointment may be at the level of Assistant Specialist (minimum $49,700), Associate Specialist (minimum $56,400) or Specialist (minimum $72,900). The appointment will initially be for a one-year period with extensions to additional years possible subject to availability of funding.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact Dr. Luis Mota-Bravo via email to lmota@uci.edu.


  • Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Three References (contact information only)
  • Cover Letter (Optional)
  • Statement of Research (Highly recommended)
  • Statement of Teaching (Highly recommended)

To apply please visit the following on-line recruitment URL: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF05471

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.