The Lee lab at the University of California, Irvine is seeking an independent and motivated postdoctoral fellow to study how transposable elements shape genome function and evolution through epigenetic mechanisms. Toward this end, we combine population genomics, functional genomics, computational biology, and cell biology. The postdoctoral fellow will focus on the impacts of transposable elements on 3D genome organization, and how the associated functional consequences contribute to genome evolution. Candidates will ideally have interests relevant to these topics, and will have opportunities to pursue their own research interests in evolutionary genetics/epigenetics.

The lab is committed to individual mentoring and will provide opportunities for career and skill development. We will also provide resources for attending scientific seminars and conferences. Our lab is part of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (, the Center for Evolutionary Genetics (, and Center for Complex Biological Systems (, which is a vibrant multi-disciplinary center. More information about our research interests can be found at

The successful candidates will have a Ph.D. in the following or related fields: evolutionary genetics, genetics, genomics, epigenetics, cell biology, bioinformatics or computational biology. We are currently looking for candidates who (1) have extensive experience with -omics data and strong quantitative skills or (2) have extensive experience with epigenomics/cell biology. Good organizational and writing skills are also required. We particularly encourage applications from candidates who have recently completed, or will soon complete, their Ph.D.

The position is NIH-funded and has full benefits. Salary will depend on candidate experience. The start date is flexible.

To apply go to the following recruitment URL and upload the information below:

  • curriculum vitae, including a full list of publications. Pre-print articles can be included.
  • a short (one-page maximum) statement describing candidates’ past research experience, why you want to join us, future research interests, and you as a person
  • contact information for three references

Please contact Grace Lee ( for any questions. Informal inquiries are welcome.

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.