Assistant, Associate, of Professor of Physiology & Biophysics

University of California Irvine (UCI)
Irvine, California, USA
January 18 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Adoptive Cellular Therapy  / Cancer Immunotherapy

Assistant, Associate or Professor of Physiology and Biophysics

University of California Irvine (Cluster Hire Initiative)


The University of California Irvine (UCI) Department of Physiology and Biophysics invites applications for a full-time position in the department as part of our cluster hire initiative.  The academic appointment will be at the Assistant, Associate or Professor levels, which confer membership in the UCI Academic Senate. The department seeks a PhD, MD, or MD-PhD who will be expected to establish an outstanding extramurally funded independent research program in Adoptive Cellular Therapy, which in broad terms will involve adapting the immune response to regulate disease due to malignancies or other causes.  This appointment will be one of several new positions being created as part of the Adoptive Cellular Therapy cluster hire initiative at UCI to enhance and expand existing strengths in the area of cancer immunotherapy. The cluster aims to create a synergistic, interdepartmental concentration that utilizes multidisciplinary systems biology approaches to more deeply understand and address immune mechanisms in regulating tumor growth and metastases. The program will leverage outstanding existing resources and strengths of UCI Health, School of Medicine, and partners across the UCI campus, including the Cancer Research Institute (, the Bill and Sue Gross Stem Cell Research Center (, and the Institute for Immunology ( In addition, candidates will be expected to support institutional and departmental teaching and mentoring missions to medical and graduate students, residents, fellows, and young faculty. Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience and expectations.

Inquiries about the position should be directed to Professor Eric Pearlman, Ph.D. Search Committee Chair; Director of the Institute for Immunology, 3032 Hewitt Hall; University of California, Irvine, CA, 92697-4560.

Applicants should complete the application profile and upload the following application materials electronically to be considered for the position:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Summary of research interests (up to 3 pages)
  4. Summary of teaching philosophy
  5. Names and contact information for 3-5 referees
  6. PDFs of 3-5 recent publication
  7. Statement of Contributions to Diversity

Applications will be considered until the 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.

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