A project scientist position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Roberto Tinoco in the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of California, Irvine. The Tinoco lab studies the function of immune checkpoints in murine models of chronic viral infection and cancer. We are a cancer immunology and viral immunology lab. This project, funded by a grant from the NIH, will use a combination of molecular and cellular tools and conditional gene knockout mice to assess the function of T cells in virally infected hosts or in tumors. Renewal of the appointment will be contingent on the availability of adequate funding and performance. More information about our research can be found at


The University of California, Irvine is ranked among the nation’s best universities and has robust research funding and facilities. Cancer research on campus is supported through the NCI-Designated Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the UCI Cancer Research Institute. The Institute for Immunology supports research in this discipline. Irvine has a pleasant climate, five miles from the beach.

Requirements: Ph.D. in cancer biology, cell biology, immunology or a related discipline and an interest in basic viral and cancer immunology. MS candidate with exceptional experience may be considered upon Chancellor’s approval. Preferred laboratory skills include cell culture, flow cytometry, molecular biology, and experience handling mice. Candidate will demonstrate significant, original, and creative contribution to a research or creative program or project.

Qualified candidates should submit their curriculum vitae, a cover letter, statement of research experience and the names and contact information of three references to the following on-line 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.