Researcher in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
University of California Irvine Henry Samueli School of Engineering
United States

Project Scientist - Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

Job #JPF06403
  • Henry Samueli School of Engineering - Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Recruitment Period

Open September 24th, 2020 through Monday, Nov 30, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)


Electrical Engineering & Computer Science department has an opening for a Project Scientist to manage the scientific progress of research projects. The Project Scientist is expected to utilize a detailed knowledge of scientific theory and applications and to apply this knowledge towards the development of scientific experiments to test hypotheses in an effort to solve complex research problems. Salary is at 63,100 – 90,300 per year based on qualifications and experience. This position is for 50% only employment.

Job descriptions

A Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering, Experimental Biology or related fields. Applicants should have expertise in the following areas:

a. Genomics and Proteomics: Molecular cloning, Phage display, Sequencing, Pyrosequencing, Real-time PCR, RT-PCR and Hybridization techniques.
Immunoblotting, ELISA, Immunocytochemistry, 2D-electrophoresis, FPLC, MALDI-TOF/Mascot, high throughput screening for biomarkers Systems and integrated circuits (including analog/radio-frequency) for communications and networking.

b. Cellular Biology: Cell culture and cellular phenotyping

c. Zebrafish model and related experiments

d. Nanotechnology and Chemical modification: Synthesis of plasmonic nanoparticles, Magnetic nanoparticles, DNA-directed nanoparticles, Metal-organic framework (MOF), Surface chemistry and bioconjugation.

e. Analytical systems: TEM (Transmission electron microscopy), SEM (Scanning electron microscopy), AFM (Atomic force microscopy), SPM (Scanning probe microscopy), FT-IR, LSPR, SERS, EDX (Energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy).

f. Lab-on-a-chip and point-of-care devices.

The successful candidates will report to Dr. Cao and work jointly with some other collaborators. The candidates will be expected to conduct research, publish papers, and coordinate a number of activities involving proposal initiation, supervision of students and presentation of research results on various media, including the web.

The initial appointment will be for 12 months and salary depends on the applicant’s qualifications. Renewal of the appointment will be contingent upon the availability of adequate funding and performance.

Application Procedure: Apply by submitting your application to our online RECRUIT system at (

UC Irvine is part of the premier public university system in the world. UCI is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), is ranked as a top-10 public university by U.S. News and World Report, and was identified by the New York Times as No. 1 among U.S. universities that do the most for low-income students. UCI is located in Orange County, four miles from the Pacific Ocean and 45 miles south of Los Angeles. 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.
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Job location

Irvine, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter (Optional)
  • Statement of Research (Optional)
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)
Reference requirements
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