University of California Riverside — Assistant Professor in Immunology / Molecular, Cellular, and Systems Biology

Assistant Professor in Immunology/Molecular, Cellular, and Systems Biology

The Department of Molecular, Cell and Systems Biology (MCSB) invites applications for a 9-month tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Molecular/Cellular/Systems Biology with an emphasis on Immunology starting July 1, 2023. The successful candidate will have a record of original research accomplishments in the field of Molecular/Cellular/Systems Biology/Immunology and have demonstrated a potential for attracting extramural funding. At UCR, the successful candidate will be expected to develop a vigorous, independent, and internationally recognized research program. The successful candidate will also advise and mentor graduate and undergraduate students, develop and teach graduate and undergraduate courses in Immunology and related disciplines, as well as engage in university and extramural service activities.

This position will build on existing campus strengths in genomics, proteomics, epigenetics and biochemical regulation in model organisms and humans. Faculty expertise includes: molecular and cellular biology, epigenetic and metabolic control, non-coding RNAs, chromatin structure, transcription regulation, DNA repair, stem cell biology, cancer, infectious diseases, microbiome, neuroscience and aging.

The successful candidate will utilize opportunities provided by UCR's designations as a majority-minority institution; a designated Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI); an Asian-American, Native American, and Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI); and home to a local chapter of the NSF-funded California Alliance for Minority Participation (CAMP). The successful candidate will have access to modern campus facilities including a high-performance computing cluster, the Center for Advanced Microscopy, genomics, proteomics and metabolomics cores as well as stem cell cores for facilitating research and collaborations.

Applicants should address aspects of innate immunity and/or adaptive immunity including: topics on genetics and epigenetic, development, regulation of the immune systems in vertebrates as well as evolution and comparative genomics of the immune systems. Applicants whose research integrates across multiple areas are encouraged to apply. A competitive start-up package will be provided, with salary commensurate based on education and experience.

Required qualifications for this position that must be met by the date of application include: A Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree in immunology, molecular, cellular biology, or related fields.

Preferred qualifications for this position include: Commitment to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. Potential or demonstrated ability to successfully work with and benefit a diverse student body.

Advancement through the Assistant Professor ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years (For Academic Coordinators: “2 years”), each of which includes substantial peer input. (For Lecturers, state the following instead of the above: “For advancement information for Lecturers, please refer to the Contract for the Lecturers Unit (IX) between the University of California and the American Federation of Teachers:”)

To apply submit:
(1) Cover letter
(2) Curriculum vitae
(3) Statement of Research College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences University of California, Riverside Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology Department
(4) Statement of Teaching
(5) Three letters of recommendation
(6) Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence
(7) Up to three selected reprints

Review of applications will commence on January 7th, 2023, and proceed until position is filled. For full consideration, applicants should submit their complete applications prior to the above date to

For more information about the position, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Karine Le Roch, Department of Molecular, Cell and Systems Biology (MCSB), University of California Riverside, ( For questions on application procedures and requirements, please contact Mr. Troy Hall Jr., Academic Personnel, at Additional information about the Department of Department of Molecular, Cell and Systems Biology (MCSB) can be found at:

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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