Translational Human Immunology Postdoc

Irvine, CA 92697
United States
Job Posted Date: 
May 10, 2021
Postdoc Positions
Life Sciences

One Postdoctoral Fellow position is immediately available in Dr. Lisa Wagar’s laboratory ( in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics ( and the Institute for Immunology (, University of California Irvine. The mission of our laboratory is to investigate the human adaptive immune response to infectious diseases and vaccines using immune organoid technologies, with the long-term goal of improving vaccine design and preventing infectious disease. We are currently seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to lead a study on the immunogenicity of candidate vaccine antigens and investigate what features of human immune responses predict a protective outcome. There will be opportunities to publish research articles and to also contribute to collaborative projects ongoing in the lab.

Inquiries about the position should be directed to Lisa Wagar, PhD: [email protected].

Applications will be considered until the position is filled. Positions are dependent on extramural funding. Rank will be determined based on qualifications and experience. Initial appointments are for one year and renewal will be dependent on availability of support. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience

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.

Job Requirements: 

Successful candidates will have a strong background in one or more of the following research areas: human immunology, organoid technology, and/or infectious diseases and vaccine work. In addition, the candidate should have experience working with primary human samples and be capable of working both independently and in a team environment. Interest in learning about bioengineering or biomaterials, familiarity with flow cytometry, and experience working under BSL2 precautions are a plus.

How to Apply: 

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

· A statement describing your experience and future research goals · A brief statement describing your commitment to an inclusive research environment · Curriculum vitae · Names and contact information for 3-4 references