The Lee lab at the University of California, Irvine is seeking to hire one or more Postdoctoral Scholars. Our group works on the interplay between transposable elements and genome/epigenome evolution. Current projects in the lab include the epigenetic impacts of transposable elements on genome evolution, empirical and theoretical population genomics of transposable elements, and evolutionary epigenomics. Candidates will ideally have interests broadly relevant to these topics, but will also have opportunities to pursue their own research interests in evolutionary genetics/epigenetics. 

Our lab is part of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology ( and the Center for Evolutionary Genetics ( at UCI as well as the Southern California Evolutionary Genetics Meeting. 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. Experience with high-throughput sequencing and strong quantitative skills are especially desired. 

The expected start date is September 2019, but flexible. 

Candidates should submit the following to online recruitment URL:

  • curriculum vitae 
  • a one-page research statement describing candidates’ past experience and future research interests
  • 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.