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Salivary Bioscience News

Employment Opportunity: IISBR Postdoctoral Scholar

Recruitment Period

Open September 20th, 2018 through October 20th, 2018

If you apply to this recruitment by October 20th, 2018, you will have until October 22nd, 2018 to complete your application.


The Institute for Interdisciplinary Salivary Bioscience Research (IISBR) at the University of California, Irvine invites applications for a non-tenure track appointment as a Postdoctoral Scholar. The initial position will be for a two-year period. The position is grant funding and may be renewed annually.

IISBR is actively involved with a national research endeavor funded through ECHO to study the biobehavioral consequences of exposure in early life on developmental outcomes.
Scholar will work with an interdisciplinary team to analyze and present findings from a large prospective longtidunal study of 1,200 children reared in the context of rural poverty. Data sets involve salivary levels of hormones, stress, and inflammation, as well as epigenetics, the oral microbiome, GWAS, metabolomics, and environmental chemical exposures.

Requirements: PhD within last 2 years in area related to psychobiology, psychoneuroendocrinology, psychoneuroimmunology, child health/development, or public health with a strong background in advanced statistical modeling of biobehavioral processes in the context of development (e.g., growth curve modeling, structural equation modeling, multilevel modeling, longitudinal analysis).

Application Procedure:
Application materials must be submitted electronically (please refer to the Employment link at the following website for instructions):

Cover letter, research statement, CV, 3 academic references, and a letter of support from chair of dissertation committee

Email names of referees to:
Jenna Riis at [email protected]

IISBR at the University of California, Irvine was established in 2016 in response to a major campus initiative. The unit is supported by 6 core faculty, 35 faculty affiliates world wide, and a professional technical staff that operates a 4,000 sq ft fully equipped core laboratory (

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.

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