Position overviewPosition title: Specialist in Gut Microbiota Research (Junior Specialist - Assistant Specialist)
Open date: August 2, 2023
Most recent review date: Friday, Sep 1, 2023 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, Aug 1, 2024 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.
Assistant Professor Dr. Michael Patnode in the Department of Microbiology and Environmental Toxicology at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a Specialist in Gut Microbiota Research. Under the direction of Dr. Patnode, the specialist will contribute to a research program exploring the impact of carbohydrates in food on human gut microbial ecology and the immune system. Experiments will include immunologic assays (flow cytometry, immunofluorescence microscopy, mammalian cell culture, mouse husbandry/genotyping, and models of infection/vaccination) and/or advanced bacteriology (isolation of novel strains from intestinal samples, mutagenesis, high-throughput DNA sequencing, and protein purification).
The candidate will also make contributions to lab management by ordering equipment and supplies, generating reagents, and ensuring lab compliance with safety and animal welfare regulations. The specialist will be expected to be part of an inclusive and supportive team of students, staff, and faculty, and stay up to date on important scientific developments in the field of microbiota research.
Applicants with research expertise in any (or several) of the following areas are strongly encouraged to apply: bacterial molecular biology, cloning, and protein purification; confocal microscopy; short- or long-read high-throughput sequencing; and Linux command line (Slurm) or coding in R.
Patnode Lab: https://www.patnodelab.org/
UCSC METX Department: https://science.ucsc.edu/department/metx/
- B.S. or higher (or an equivalent foreign degree), in biological sciences, biochemistry, or a related field.
- A minimum of six months' full-time or twelve months part-time research experience (experience gained as an undergraduate or post-degree will be accepted).
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V., which must include three professional references along with their contact information. The search committee will contact the references of those applicants who are under serious consideration.
Cover Letter - A letter of application (one page maximum) that briefly summarizes your qualifications and interest in the position.
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