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Postdoctoral Scholar - Mkhikian Lab

UC Irvine Health

Job Description

The Mkhikian laboratory at UCI is seeking applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar which requires a doctoral degree (PhD, MD, MD/PhD or foreign equivalent) with strong academic laboratory research backgrounds.

The Mkhikian lab is interested in understanding how glycosylation impacts human diseases. We focus primarily on the immune system and use techniques such as flow cytometry, PCR, and mass spectrometry. We use mammalian cell lines and primary mouse and human immune cells as model systems. Visit our website for more information about the lab and our work:

The successful candidate will have a strong background in glycobiology, biochemistry, protein chemistry, immunology, and/or cell biology. Will give preference to those who have demonstrated high productivity during their doctoral studies with first author publications in well-respected journals. (Not a requirement.) Experience with flow cytometry, mass spectrometry, genetically engineering mammalian cell lines, genetically modified mice, and/or proteomics will be given preference. The successful candidate will also demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills, strong collaborative and interpersonal skills, strong analytical and organizational skills, ability to work independently and in a multidisciplinary team, and commitment to mentoring others as well as being mentored.

Substantive inquiries about the position should be directed to:

Haik Mkhikian MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pathology

UC Irvine, School of Medicine

Interested candidates should complete the application profile and provide a CV, cover letter including career motivation and why you are interested in joining the lab and an Inclusive Excellence Activities Statement. Guidance for Writing Inclusive Excellence Activities Statement – Academic Personnel (

Initial appointments are for one year & renewal is based on performance and available support.

Application Procedure – TO APPLY: Please log onto UC Irvine’s RECRUIT located at:

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

1) Curriculum vitae

2) Cover letter including career motivation and why you are interested in joining the lab

3) Inclusive Excellence Activities Statement



(preferred at time of application)

• Experience in glycobiology, immunology, proteomics and/or mass spectrometry is desirable

• Excellent written and oral communication skills

• Collaborative: performs as a team member with good interpersonal skills

• Strong analytical and organizational skills; detail-oriented

• Will give preference to candidates with a track record of first author publications in respected peer-reviewed journals

• Ability to work independently and in a multidisciplinary team

• Committed to mentoring others and being mentored

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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