Postdoctoral Scholar – Laboratories of Brandon Gaut (UC Irvine) and Daniel Koenig (UC Riverside) University of California, Irvine, School of Biological Sciences - Ecology & Evolutionary Biology United States

Postdoctoral Scholar – Laboratories of Brandon Gaut (UC Irvine) and Daniel Koenig (UC Riverside)


Job #JPF05091

  • School of Biological Sciences - Ecology & Evolutionary Biology



Open date: December 11th, 2018
Last review date: January 10th, 2019

Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: February 28th, 2019

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.


The Gaut and Koenig labs at UC Irvine and UC Riverside are soliciting candidates for an NSF funded postdoctoral position to study the molecular dynamics of transposable element silencing over time.


The successful applicant will be hired formally at UC Irvine, but both labs will be involved in the project. The successful candidate can join either lab, but it is thought that much of the initial work is likely to proceed more smoothly at UC Riverside, given the concentration of plant molecular biology on that campus. The successful candidate will have a PhD with experience in molecular biology and Arabidopsis genetics. Training in one or more of the following fields would also be beneficial: evolution, molecular biology, bioinformatics, computational biology, statistics, or functional genomics.


Interested applicants should apply here:


Consistent with UCI policy, the duration of the position is dependent upon performance (annual appointments, with potential for renewal), and salary will be commensurate with experience. Applications should include: a CV; a research statement explaining the candidate’s previous research experience and future research objectives; and contact information of two or more references. Additional information about the Gaut lab can be found at Additional information about the Koenig lab is here:


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.



Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence. 

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

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