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Microbiology and Environmental Toxicology: Postdoctoral Scholar (Open until filled. Apply by 10/11/19)

Recruitment Period

Open date: September 11th, 2019

Last review date: Friday, Oct 11, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Thursday, Oct 1, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Description

The Microbiology and Environmental Toxicology Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar. Under the direction of Dr. Victoria Auerbuch Stone, the Postdoctoral Scholar will participate in research on the bacterial type III secretion system. Duties will include performing bacterial pathogenesis and/or drug development research, writing papers, and working alongside undergraduate and graduate students.

Applicants with expertise in any of the following areas are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • Bioinformatics; and/or
  • Experience carrying out microbiology research

ACADEMIC TITLE
Postdoctoral Scholar

SALARY
Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Minimum annual salary rates are made based on the individual’s Experience Level, which is determined by the number of months of postdoctoral service at any institution. See current salary scale for Postdoctoral Titles at https://apo.ucsc.edu/compensation/salary-scales/index.html

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS
Ph.D. (or equivalent foreign degree) in biology, chemistry, or related field at time of appointment.

POSITION AVAILABLE
As soon as possible after initial review of the applications.

MAXIMUM DURATION OF SERVICE IN A POSTDOCTORAL TITLE
Postdoctoral Scholar appointments are full-time; the initial appointment is for a minimum of one year, with the possibility of reappointment. Reappointment will be contingent upon positive performance review and availability of funding. The total duration of an individual’s postdoctoral service may not exceed five years, including postdoctoral service at any institution. Under limited circumstances, an exception to this limit may be considered, not to exceed a sixth year.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system. All documents and materials must be submitted as PDFs.

APPLY AT https://recruit.ucsc.edu/apply/JPF00755
Please refer to Position # JPF00755-20T in all correspondence.

Reference Requirement
Applicants must provide the names and contact information of their references (a minimum of three are required and a maximum of four will be accepted). The hiring unit will request confidential letters* from the references of those applicants who are under serious consideration. Please note that your references, or dossier service, will submit their confidential letters directly to the UC Recruit System.

*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC’s confidentiality statement at http://apo.ucsc.edu/confstm.htm.

RECRUITMENT PERIOD
Full consideration will be given to applications completed by October 11, 2019. Applications received after this date will be considered only if the position has not been filled.


The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. Inquiries regarding the University’s equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 or by phone at (831) 459-3676.

Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UCSC positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check (see https://www.uscis.gov/e-verify). More information is available at the APO website (see https://apo.ucsc.edu/policy/capm/104.000%20.html) or call (831) 459-4300.

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If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the Academic Personnel Office at apo@ucsc.edu (831) 459-4300.

Visit the Apo Web Site at http://apo.ucsc.edu

9/9/19

Job location

Santa Cruz, California

Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter - Letter of application that briefly summarizes your qualifications and interest in the position

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion. See UCSC guidelines on diversity statements
    (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-4 required (contact information only)