A Post-doctoral scholar position (Ph.D.) funded by NIH are available immediately to study Chlamydia, the most commonly reported cause of infectious disease in the U.S.

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.

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 intracellular bacterium dysregulates the centrosome, cilia, cell cycle and intracellular trafficking of the infected host cell.

Example of our work can be found here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29298975

Experience in transcriptional and post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression, cellular microbiology, cell biology and confocal and super-resolution microscopy would be advantageous, but we are currently accepting all applications.

Application procedure:

Please include your CV, a cover letter that includes a synopsis of previous research experience, specific interests in the ongoing work, and contact information only, for at least three references to the following URL: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF007180

Please feel free to contact Dr. Suetterlin (suetterc@uci.edu) and Dr. Tan (mingt@uci.edu) with any questions about this recruitment.

Campus Information: 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.