Postdoctoral Research Position in Immunology

The UCLA Immunogenetics Center, Department of Pathology, University of California, Los Angeles (www.hla.ucla.edu) is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral candidate to join a multidisciplinary team of investigators from UCLA, UCLA-Harbor and Duke University in a translational research project focused on characterizing immunity to methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). The project involves profiling innate and adaptive immune responses to understand the mechanisms underlying persistent bacteremia and to identify and validate a signature of persistence or resolution of infection. The postdoctoral fellow will generate high throughput immunophenoptyping, genomic and transcriptomic data and use systems-based statistical and computational immunology to define altered host:pathogen interactions and the role of antibiotics in MRSA persistence. The technologies to be used in this project include multiplex cytokine/chemokines, multiparameter flow cytometry, genomic and transcriptomic platforms, and in vitro manipulation of peripheral blood mononuclear cells.

The candidate will benefit from a highly collaborative and diverse team of investigators including experts in MRSA, immune profiling, statistics, computational immunology at the University of California Los Angeles. Applicant must be an immunology, cell, and/or molecular biology Ph.D. candidate or recent Ph.D. graduate (within the past 2 years).

Experience with tissue culture, immunological assays, and flow cytometry is expected; whereas experience in multidimensional data set analysis is a plus. Good command of the English language (both speaking and writing) is a must. The applicant will be expected to prepare/publish manuscripts, present data at local and international meetings, and participate in seminars/meetings of the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, and the Immunity, Inflammation, Infection and Transplantation Theme.

The successful candidate must have outstanding achievement in his/her doctoral research and possess independent research abilities and ambitious scientific goals. Please submit your cover letter, CV, and names and contact information for at least 3 references to: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF02695

UCLA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of faculty and staff diversity. As a campus with a diverse student body, we encourage applications from women, minorities, and individuals with a history of mentoring under-represented minorities in the sciences.

Deadline for applications: December 30, 2016