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Postdoctoral Positions - Microbial Pathogenesis

Recruitment Period

Open November 22nd, 2019 through Tuesday, Jun 30, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)


Post-doctoral scholar positions (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. Ming Tan (Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics) and Dr. Christine Suetterlin (Department of Developmental and Cell Biology) at the University of California, Irvine.

Research areas:
1) Developmental regulation: mechanisms by which Chlamydia uses its cell size and temporal gene expression to control differentation 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:

Experience in transcriptional regulation, protein purification, cellular microbiology, cell biology and microscopy would be advantageous.

To apply, please visit:

Please create an applicant profile and upload a current CV, Cover Letter, Statement of Research that includes a synopsis of previous research experience and specific interests in the ongoing work, Statement of Diversity Contributions, and contact information for 3 References.

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.

Job location

Irvine, CA


Document requirements
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)