The University of California, Merced is a dynamic new university campus in Merced, California, which opened in September 2005 as the tenth campus of the University of California and the first American research university in the 21st century. In keeping with the mission of the University to provide teaching, research and public service of the highest quality, UC Merced offers research-centered and student-oriented educational opportunities at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels through three academic schools: Engineering, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences/Humanities/Arts.
A postdoctoral position is available in the research group of Professor Clarissa Nobile in the areas of biology, microbiology, microbial pathogenesis, and/or genetics with a focus on microbial community formation, such as biofilm formation, by fungal, bacterial, and/or archaeal microorganisms, such as Candida species, Staphylococcal species, Methanobrevibacter species and others. The postdoctoral scholar will develop, lead, and participate in projects aimed at understanding features of microbial community formation at the molecular level.
The University of California, Merced is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. The University is supportive of dual career couples.
A Ph.D. in Life Sciences (e.g. biology, microbiology or related science) is required. Applicants must have excellent writing and verbal communication skills and be able to supervise Master, Ph.D. and Undergraduate students. Applicants must also be able to perform independent and team-oriented work. Practical research experience in microbiology, molecular biology, genetics and biochemistry is essential. Additional experience in one or more of the following subjects is desirable: pathogenesis, mycology, computational biology, genomics and evolution.
Salary is based on the University of California Academic Salary Scales.
Review of applications will begin on 06/01/2017. The position will remain open until filled. The final end date for this position is June 30, 2017.
Interested applicants are required to submit 1) a cover letter 2) curriculum vitae 3) a list of 2 references with contact information including mailing address, phone number and e- mail address submitted through AP Recruit during the application process 4) diversity statement and 5) a Statement of Research Interests.
UC Merced is the first new American research university built in the 21st century, with a mission of research, teaching and service. The campus opened Sept. 5, 2005, in the San Joaquin Valley. The university is about an hour north of Fresno, two hours south of Sacramento, two hours southeast of San Francisco and the Silicon Valley, and 90 minutes west of Yosemite National Park.