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Postdoctoral Position on Host-Microbe Interactions

Employer
University of California Irvine
Location
Irvine, CA
Closing date
Nov 26, 2021

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Postdoctoral Position on Host-Microbe Interactions
Postdoctoral Position on Host-Microbe Interactions

A postdoctoral position is available on a project that is a joint collaboration between the Siryaporn and Gross labs, at the University of California, Irvine. This project is supported by a new NIH grant and seeks to use a multi-disciplinary approach to study a novel innate-immune paradigm that combines histones and antimicrobial peptides/agents to target bacterial membranes and bacterial replication. Studies at the intersection of host and microbe biology will focus on the innate immune response, its effect on bacterial physiology, and the bacterial response.

We are seeking a highly motivated, independent, and career-oriented candidate with research expertise in immunology, cell biology, bacteriology, systems biology, biophysics, or quantitative image analysis. Ideal candidates would have some of the skills/approaches listed above, and be comfortable with learning others, and working as part of a cross-disciplinary team. Good written and oral communication skills are essential, along with excellent project management skills. A track record of first author publication(s) is required, along with a passion for science.

The salary and benefits will follow the NIH standard. After hiring, postdocs will be encouraged to apply to fellowships offered by private foundations and the NIH. Irvine is located on the Southern California coast, mid-way between Los Angeles and San Diego.

To apply, one should send their curriculum vitae, a brief statement of their interests, and contact information. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and should be submitted at the latest by December 31, 2021. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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.

Application window
Now until December 31, 2021

Basic qualifications
Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Biology, Immunology, Microbiology, Systems Biology, Biophysics, or a related field.

Application requirements
Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae

Reference requirements
Provide information for 3 references

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Pay: $4,500.00 - $5,500.00 per month

Benefits:
  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:
  • Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations:
UCI has instituted COVID-19 guidelines, which requires masking indoors and proof of vaccination.

Education:
  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)

Work Location: One location
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