Tenure-Track Positions in Cellular and Biomolecular Engineering

University of California Irvine

United States

Tenure-track positions in Cellular and Biomolecular Engineering


Job #JPF05843

  • The Henry Samueli School of Engineering - Biomedical Engineering


Recruitment Period

Open date: November 19th, 2019
Next review date: Tuesday, Dec 31, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Friday, Jan 31, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
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.


Engineering biology, including cells and biomolecules, has led to major advances in medicine, materials, and energy and will continue to have wide-spread impact. The Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering in the Henry Samueli School of Engineering at the University of California, Irvine invite applications for up to two tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level with a target start date of July 1, 2020. We seek candidates who will establish a strong and dynamic research program in cellular and/or biomolecular engineering, broadly defined, with research interests that spans multiple disciplines including molecular/cellular biology, genetic/protein/metabolic engineering, synthetic biology, chemical biology, functional biomaterials, mathematical/computational/ systems biology, and biophysics. It is expected that there will be two positions to be filled, one in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the other in the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering. The candidates should also be committed to teaching biomedical engineering and/or chemical & biomolecular engineering courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, Bioengineering, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering or related fields. Postdoctoral experience is desirable.


The successful candidates will join an already strong research team at UCI with at least 10 faculty members already engaged in various areas of cellular and biomolecular engineering. The selected candidate’s research program should fit within this interdisciplinary and collaborative culture.
Applications should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae including a publication list, a concise statement of proposed research, and a teaching statement. A separate statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion must also be included in the application materials. Applicants should arrange for a minimum of three letters of recommendation to be submitted on their behalf. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, applications and supporting materials should be received by December 31, 2019. Apply online at https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF05843


The University of California, Irvine, established in 1965, is ranked among the nation’s best research institutes, and is part of the NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award Program. Research facilities most relevant to this position include the Integrated Nanosystems Research Facility, the California Institute of Telecommunications & Information Technology, the Edwards Lifesciences Center for Advanced Cardiovascular Technologies, the Center for Advanced Design & Manufacturing of Integrated Microfluidics, the Beckman Laser Institute, the Laboratory for Fluorescence Dynamics, the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the Sue and Bill Gross Stem Cell Center - the first California Institute of Regenerative Medicine Center in the State of California. The list of the top 50 NIH Funded Universities in the United States includes UC Irvine with over $400M in yearly funding. In addition, Irvine is one of the safest communities in the U.S. and offers a very pleasant year-round climate, numerous recreational and cultural opportunities, and one of the highest-ranked public-school systems in the nation.


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. A recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity, UCI is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, supports work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is dedicated to broadening participation in higher education.


For more information about the two departments, visit http://engineering.uci.edu/dept/bme and http://engineering.uci.edu/dept/cbe


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More information about this recruitment: http://engineering.uci.edu/



Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V. Should include a publication list.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research - Concise statement of proposed research.

  • Teaching Statement - See our guidance for writing a reflective teaching statement.

  • Inclusive Excellence Activities Statement - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to inclusive excellence will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence. See our guidance for writing an inclusive excellence activities statement.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements

  • 3-4 letters of reference required


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