Functional Genomics of Host-Pathogen Interactions Specialist Position UCSF Mission Bay Campus Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics
Fungal infections are among the most difficult to diagnose and treat and are increasing in prevalence due to immunosuppressive treatments and the AIDS pandemic. To address this need, the Madhani laboratory (madhanilab.ucsf.edu and @hitenmadhani) at the Mission Bay Campus at UCSF is recruiting for an Associate/Full Specialist with experience in microbiology, immunology, genomics and/or host-pathogen studies. The laboratory is in Genentech Hall and specializes in studies epigenetics and infectious disease using the opportunistic yeast pathogen Cryptococcus neoformans. The laboratory is a leader in these fields and has developed C. neoformans as a model system for investigating these questions for 15 years. The laboratory is affiliated with the Chan-Zuckerberg Biohub (czbiohub.org/investigators/) and there will be opportunities to interface with resources available at CZB. A two-year commitment is required. The position is supported by a newly-renewed 5-year major grant from NIAID/NIH and CZB support. Salary will be commensurate with the applicants experience and training.
The individual will work collaboratively with members of the laboratory to develop a new systems-level understanding of this important opportunistic fungal pathogen using state-of-the-art genome-wide throughput methods and a broad range of functional genomic assays including studies of infection.
Appointees in the Specialist series will be expected to engage in specialized research, professional activities and do not have teaching responsibilities. Specialists are expected to use their professional expertise to make scientific and scholarly contributions, and may participate in University and Public Service. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue as needed throughout the recruitment period. UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. 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.
PhD in a biological discipline including molecular and cellular biology, genetics/genome sciences, microbiology, immunology, or related area.
Excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills. Excellent communication skills, written and verbal. Strong multitasking stills.
Ideal candidate should have a strong publication record, evidence of the ability to work independently and in a team, experience with next generation sequencing, host-pathogen investigations including murine infections studies or experience in yeast genetics/genomics, and use of bioinformatics pipelines.
UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.
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.
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and high-quality patient care. It is the only UC campus in the 10-campus system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.