Postdoctoral Scholar in Cancer Biology

University of California Irvine School of Biological Sciences

Postdoctoral Scholar – Edinger Lab - Cancer Biology

Job #JPF06530
  • School of Biological Sciences - Developmental and Cell Biology

Recruitment Period

Open date: January 4th, 2021

Next review date: Thursday, Feb 4, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Apr 30, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


A Postdoctoral position in translational cancer cell biology and therapeutic resistance is available in the Edinger lab at the University of California, Irvine ( The Applicant would lead studies investigating a novel strategy to overcome prostate cancer resistance to approved chemotherapies and immune checkpoint blockade. The project will involve single-cell RNA-Seq, immunophenotyping of tumors using CyTOF and RNAScope, and cutting-edge modeling of ligand-target interactions. Experience with basic molecular biology approaches is required, experience with confocal microscopy and tumor studies in mice is preferred. American citizens and permanent residents are eligible for positions on the Cancer Biology and Therapeutics NCI-supported T32 training grant. Successful applicants will be self-motivated, have a strong record of productivity, and a passion for science.

Irvine is located near the coast, mid-way between Los Angeles and San Diego. UC Irvine is the home of the NCI-designated Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center and hosts a strong community of collaborative, interdisciplinary researchers interested in cancer cell biology. The collegial atmosphere at UCI facilitates collaboration, and the successful applicant will need to work effectively as a part of a scientific team.

Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply to the UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellows Program ( as well as fellowships offered by foundations and the NIH.

To apply, one should submit their curriculum vitae that includes links to published articles and a cover letter that includes a short summary of past research and explains your future goals, via the following recruitment URL:

Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

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.

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Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research (Optional)
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)
  • Inclusive Excellence Activities Statement - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to inclusive excellence will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence. See our guidance for writing an inclusive excellence activities statement.
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Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)