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Postdoctoral Scholar- Suetterlin/Tan Lab Microbial Pathogenesis

Position overview

Salary range: The salary range for this position is $60,000-$71,952. The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by experience level. See Postdoctoral Scholar Scale for the salary range. “Off-scale salaries”, i.e. a salary that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated experience, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions.

Application Window

Open date: July 14, 2023

Next review date: Tuesday, Apr 30, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Sunday, Jun 30, 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.

Position description

We are looking for highly motivated and scientifically curious individuals to fill NIH-funded post-doctoral scholar positions to study Chlamydia, the most commonly reported cause of infectious disease in the U.S

Research areas:
1) Developmental regulation: mechanisms by which Chlamydia uses its cell size, small RNAs and temporal gene expression to control differentiation between its replicating and infectious forms.

2) Host-pathogen interactions: how this obligate intracellular bacterium dysregulates the centrosome, cilia, cell cycle, the cytoskeleton and intracellular trafficking of the infected host cell.

These projects are a collaboration between Dr. Christine Suetterlin (Department of Developmental and Cell Biology) and Dr. Ming Tan (Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics) and at the University of California, Irvine. Example of our work:

What we are looking for: Prior experience in cellular microbiology, cell biology and/or microscopy (confocal and super-resolution), high level of motivation and curiosity, strong organizational and communication skills

What we offer: Multi-disciplinary, mentored training in Chlamydia biology; diverse and inclusive work environment, opportunities to develop written and oral communication skills, mentorship for career development, life in fast-pace, exciting and almost always sunny Southern California

To apply, please contact Dr. Suetterlin ( and Dr. Tan (

Or you can create an applicant profile at, 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.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Accepting All Applications.

Application Requirements

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

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.

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Irvine, CA