The UCLA Immunogenetics Center, Department of Pathology, University of California, Los Angeles (www.hla.ucla.edu) is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral candidate for a translational research project in immunology. The project focuses on understanding host and pathogen factors driving antibiotic persistent methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteremia. The postdoctoral fellow will (1) integrate results of high throughput Immunogenetics and immunophenotyping with genomics and transcriptomics data with systems-based statistical and computational immunology to define innate and adaptive immune responses during staphylococcus infection and altered host:pathogen interactions leading to MRSA bacteremia; (2) incorporate comparative innate and adaptive response in humans and animal models and the impact of antibiotics; (3) use analytical approaches to develop a signature of antibiotic-persistent infection and integrate the multidimensional dataset to create new mechanistic models for understanding key biological processes. The technologies to be used in this project include multiplex cytokine/chemokines, multiparameter flow cytometry, and transcriptome platforms.
The candidate will benefit from a highly collaborative and diverse environment 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 achievements 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/JPF02148.
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: August 31, 2016