The Morehouse Lab at UCI in the department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry is looking to hire postdoctoral fellows to conduct original and innovative research in the areas of microbiology, immunology, nucleotide chemistry, enzymology, and structural biology. Projects will be tailored to the applicant but generally they will explore areas related to host-pathogen conflict, phage biology, and uncharacterized chemical signaling pathways. The qualified applicants will have recently defended or plan to defend their Ph.D. thesis before committing to the position. Successful applicants will be expected to: 1) Pursue their own independent research project within the lab while supporting ongoing collaborative work; 2) Contribute to the academic scholarship activities of the lab including publishing and presenting research in public forums; 3) Mentor other laboratory trainees including graduate and undergraduate students.
This is an excellent opportunity to get advanced training in structural biology techniques such as X-ray crystallography and cryo-EM and to work in an exciting and fast-moving field. Apply now if you are interested in contributing to and growing with a young and motivated team that is passionate about science and mentorship. Postdoctoral fellows will receive close guidance from the PI including professional development support for planning the transition to the next career stage.
Research experience in biochemistry, microbiology, immunology, chemistry, or a related field
Exposure to and basic understanding of standard molecular cloning practices and bacterial transformation is preferred
Familiarity with in vitro protein biochemistry or structural biology is a plus but training will be provided
Experience with recombinant protein expression and purification techniques, but this is not a requirement for consideration
Proven track record of troubleshooting and problem solving
Strong organizational skills with the ability to balance multiple projects and bring projects to completion
Strong written and oral communication skills.
Willingness to learn new approaches and techniques
Collaborative approach to science
For more information about this position, contact Dr. Benjamin Morehouse at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Qualified candidates should submit their curriculum vitae, a cover letter, and the names and contact information of three references to the following on-line recruitment URL: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF07936
Applications will be considered until the position is filled.
UCI provides excellent support for postdocs (https://grad.uci.edu/postdocs/information-for-postdocs/), which includes the development of leadership and teaching skills, career development, and full benefits. Several childcare services are available on campus. UCI campus is located at a driving distance to Los Angeles and San Diego, and 5 miles from the beach.
Since 1965, the University of California, Irvine has combined the strengths of a major research university with the bounty of an incomparable Southern California location. UCI's unyielding commitment to rigorous academics, cutting-edge research, and leadership and character development makes the campus a driving force for innovation and discovery that serves our local, national and global communities.