We are looking for highly motivated and scientifically curious individuals to fill NIH-funded post-doctoral scholar positions to study Chlamydia, the most commonly reported cause of infectious disease in the U.S
Research areas: 1) Developmental regulation: mechanisms by which Chlamydia uses its cell size, small RNAs and temporal gene expression to control differentiation between its replicating and infectious forms.
2) Host-pathogen interactions: how this obligate intracellular bacterium dysregulates the centrosome, cilia, cell cycle, the cytoskeleton and intracellular trafficking of the infected host cell.
These projects are a collaboration between Dr. Christine Suetterlin (Department of Developmental and Cell Biology) and Dr. Ming Tan (Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics) and at the University of California, Irvine. Example of our work: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29298975
What we are looking for: Prior experience in cellular microbiology, cell biology and/or microscopy (confocal and super-resolution), high level of motivation and curiosity, strong organizational and communication skills
What we offer: Multi-disciplinary, mentored training in Chlamydia biology; diverse and inclusive work environment, opportunities to develop written and oral communication skills, mentorship for career development, life in fast-pace, exciting and almost always sunny Southern California
Or you can create an applicant profile at https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF08513, and upload a current CV, Cover Letter, Statement of Research that includes a synopsis of previous research experience and specific interests in the ongoing work, Statement of Diversity Contributions, and contact information for 3 References.
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