The Lee lab in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of California, Irvine invites applications for a specialist at junior or assistant level. Our group studies the interplay between transposable elements and genome/epigenome evolution, combining population genetics, genomics, epigenomics, and chromosome biology. More information about our research interests can be found at 

Requirements for the position include: 

· a B.S. or higher in Biology or related degree 

· at least one-year independent experience with standard molecular biology techniques (e.g., DNA/RNA extractions, PCR, qPCR) in a research laboratory setting 

· experience and demonstrated ability executing complex protocols (e.g. Next-generation sequencing library preparation, chromatin immunoprecipitation) 

· Attentive to details and have strong organizing skills 

· can work independently as well as collaboratively 

· comfortable working with fruit flies Preferences will be given to candidates with experience with genomics or functional genomics. 

Responsibilities of the position includes 

· design, optimize and execute molecular biology experiments for epigenomic and genomic studies 

· maintain Drosophila culture and make crosses 

· maintain of laboratory equipment and inventory (including ordering supplies) 

· assist projects of other members of the lab when necessary 

Initial appointment is for one year with potential extension and/or renewal based on work performance and availability of funding support. 

Qualified candidates should submit curriculum vitae along with the names and contact information of three references to the following recruitment URL: 

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.