Postdoctoral Scholar Position in Protein Design and Synthetic Biology

University of California Irvine School of Engineering

Postdoctoral Scholar Position - Protein Design and Synthetic Biology

Job #JPF07602
  • Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering / Henry Samueli School of Engineering / UC Irvine

Application Window

Open date: June 10th, 2022

Next review date: Tuesday, Jul 12, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Wednesday, May 31, 2023 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.

Position description

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of California, Irvine invites applicants for a Postdoctoral Scholar position to join Dr. Han Li's laboratory of Metabolic Engineering and Synthetic Biology. Candidates with the following expertise are welcome to apply: genetically engineering of microbes, protein purification, enzymatic assays, computational protein design, structure- and bioinformatics-guided protein engineering, directed evolution. Good organization, communication, and ability to work in a team setting are essential qualities. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in chemical engineering, biology, chemistry, biomedical engineering, or a related field.
The initial appointment will be for a one-year period, with the possibility of an extension depending on performance and availability of funding.
Review of applications will begin on 7/12/2022 and continue until the positions are filled.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least 3 references to our online RECRUIT system at:


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in chemical engineering, biology, chemistry, biomedical engineering, or a related field.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)
Apply link:

Campus Information

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.

Job location

Irvine, CA