Assistant Project Scientist - Liu Lab

Will remain open until filled

The UCI Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) in the Henry Samueli School of Engineering is currently accepting applications for an Assistant Project Scientist in the laboratory of Professor Chang Liu. The duties of the position are to 1) carry out a project developing a system for rapid antibody evolution (60%), 2) coordinate collaborative projects with labs at UCI and other institutions involving antibody evolution and engineering for biological applications such as therapeutic protein discovery and pandemic prevention (30%), and 3) lead annual workshops on antibody evolution at UCI (10%). The initial appointment will be full-time for a 24-month period with the expectation for renewal based on performance.

Requirements: A Ph.D. in biomedical engineering or related field; research experience in synthetic biology, yeast genetics, protein engineering, or related fields; excellent interpersonal and organization skills; and strong communication (oral and written) skills are required.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and years of experience. Salary range: $93,700 - $117,600 annual.

Application Procedure: Applicants will need to upload a curriculum vitae, name/addresses of at least two references, and cover letter outlining their interest to our online RECRUIT system at

Screening will begin on May 15, 2024 and will continue until 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.

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.