Recruiting a Postdoctoral Researcher, Immunobiology and Microbial Pathogenesis

Open date: June 10th, 2021

Closed date: until position is filled

Availability: immediately; flexible start date

Location: San Diego, California



Position description:


We are actively seeking a postdoctoral researcher in immunobioloy to join the lab of Dr. Dwayne Roach at San Diego State University in the Department of Biology. The appointee will work as part of a highly interactive multidisciplinary research team focused on deciphering how the mammalian immune system directly interacts with bacteriophages and the potential implications of such interactions for shaping the host immune system.


The candidate should have:

· specific expertise in immunology

· expertise in microbial pathogenesis

· several years’ hands-on experience working with mice

· expertise in cell/tissue culture

· experience in cell phenotyping using flow cytometry and immunoassays

· experience with RNA-seq analysis

· excellent English oral and written communication skills

· a strong publication record

· a keen interest in the emerging field of bacteriophage immunobiology!


The appointee will be expected to be both highly independent and collaborative, and they will have significant leeway in the scope and design of projects. The appointee will support and contribute to ongoing research projects, provide training and supervision to junior colleagues (BS, MS and PhD students and technicians), generate and prepare data for presentation and/or publication, and work in a highly organized, professional and collaborative manner with both internal and external collaborators. The ability to exhibit independent decision making and participate in group discussions is expected in designing and implementing strategies for achieving shared research goals. The appointee will write papers for publication and contribute to grant applications, present at seminars and conferences.


There is ample opportunity for research growth, multi-institutional and multi-disciplinary collaboration, and a clear pathway to independence. San Diego State University is an equal opportunity employer with a mission to promote diversity in academics and is a renowned research institution with vast opportunities for unique collaborations within the institution as well as with neighboring institutes including Salk, Scripps, and UC San Diego.


Basic Qualifications:

· PhD in immunology or related field

· experience in one or more of the following are strongly encouraged to apply:

>dendritic cells and/or macrophages

>virology

>transcriptomics


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.


Special Instructions to Applicant:

The applicants should send a C.V., a letter of interest, and the names and contact information of three references to dwayne.roach@sdsu.edu. For more information about Dr. Roach’s research, please visit https://www.phagebio.org