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Postdoctoral Research Scholar 

Postdoctoral research scholar: Microbiology/Virology/Immunology

The Pediatric Immunization Advancement Laboratory at the University of California San Diego is recruiting a Postdoctoral Research Scholar in the field of Microbiology/Immunology. The successful candidate will work alongside other lab members, collaborators and clinical colleagues to develop new methods and techniques related to deep immunophenotyping, co-culture models and big data. The successful candidate will have exposure to several ongoing and new studies related to SARS-Cov-2, Flu, RSV, Pertussis, breast milk and the microbiome. 



 Ph.D. in related fields (Biology, Microbiology, Virology, or Immunology)


  • Practical experience in advanced immunological, virological, microbiological and pathological methods

  • Experience handling/culturing category 2 pathogens is required, experience with category 3 pathogens is desirable but not required.

  • Experience with one or more of the following is desired: RNA sequencing, spatial transcriptomics, tissue culture and organoid co-culture models, TCR/BCR sequencing, flow cytometry and metabolomics.

  • Experience working with human or laboratory animal samples

  • Be able to successfully interact with diverse stakeholders including faculty, clinicians, bench scientists, translational researchers, and students.

  • Evidence of previous experience supervising students or other junior lab members.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. Have at least two first-author papers in peer-reviewed journals or conference proceedings.

The Postdoctoral Scholars will engage in related training and research activities, hone proposal/grant preparation skills, publish scholarly articles, advance teaching skills and presentation skills, as well as network with the broader research community.

Expected Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.

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