A postdoctoral fellow position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Mei Kong in the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry in the School of Biological Sciences at University of California, Irvine.

Research in the Kong laboratory focuses on understanding the crosstalk between signaling pathways, metabolic regulation, and epigenetics in cancer, diabetes, obesity, and aging. We are particularly interested studying: 1) crosstalk between metabolism and epigenetics; 2) using diet/metabolites to sensitize current therapeutic response for cancer treatment; 3) mechanisms to regulate metabolic homeostasis. We apply a combination of mammalian genetics, biochemistry, bioinformatics and metabolomics tools, using both in vitro and in vivo models to address those questions. Our ultimate goal is to develop novel therapies to restore normal metabolism and improve treatment for cancer and metabolic diseases (Nat Cell Biol. 18(10):1090; Nature Cancer. 1(3):345-58; Nat Commun.10(1):809; Mol Cell, 50(2):200-11; Genes & Dev 30(16):1837; Nat Commun. 11(1):3326;). Detailed publications from the lab can be found here: https://faculty.sites.uci.edu/meikong/

For more information about this position, contact Dr. Mei Kong at meik1@uci.edu

The ideal candidate should be self-motivated and a recent graduate with a PhD, MD/PhD or MD degree with strong academic training in either cell biology, immunology, cancer, biochemistry, epigenetics/genetics, signaling or metabolic related diseases.

Qualified candidates should apply to the following on-line recruitment URL: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF07477

Irvine, CA. Irvine is ranked the safest city in the US for the 13th Year and located 40 miles south of Los Angeles and 90 miles north of San Diego. UC Irvine is close to the beaches, mountains, and attractions of Southern California.

Document requirements

  1. Curriculum Vitae – most recent
  2. Cover Letter (Optional)

Reference requirements

  1. 3-5 required (contact information only)


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Accepting all applicants.


Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter (Optional)
  • Statement of Research (Optional)
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements

  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

Apply link: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF07477


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.


Irvine, CA