A Research Specialist position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Sha Sun in the Department of Developmental and Cell Biology at University of California, Irvine (https://devcell.bio.uci.edu/faculty/sha-sun/). The Sun laboratory investigates mammalian noncoding RNAs incorporating biochemistry, molecular biology, bioinformatics, microscopy, and using human cancer cell lines and mouse embryonic stem cells.  Under the general supervision of Dr. Sha Sun, the Research Specialist will conduct scientific research using mammalian tissue cultures, molecular and biochemical techniques, sequencing and fluorescence imaging approaches.

Applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree in a biological science major.  Prior experience in a laboratory setting is strongly preferred.  Experience in mammalian cell research, bioinformatics analysis, and molecular biology are also highly preferred.  The successful candidate should have a level of organization and the ability to complete tasks on time as well as proficiency with data management using computer software.  Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and university policy.  The initial appointment is for one year.  Possible renewal of the position is contingent upon satisfactory review and funding.

Submit an application to https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF0719  if you are interested in the position.  Please include a letter of interest, a CV or resume listing qualifications and experience, and contact information of three references who are familiar with your training and experience.

Please contact Dr. Sha Sun if you have any questions about the position at shasun@uci.edu

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.