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Postdoctoral Scholar - Infectious Disease and Vaccinology - School of Public Health
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Jul. 24, 2020
Title Postdoctoral Scholar - Infectious Disease and Vaccinology - School of Public Health
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline 8/24/2020
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Immunology & Infectious Diseases

Postdoctoral Scholar - Infectious Disease and Vaccinology - School of Public Health

Position: Postdoctoral Scholar - Employee
Location: University of California, Berkeley, CA
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Target start date: October 01, 2020

The School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar, in the area of Infectious Disease and Vaccinology. This is a full-time position with an expected start date in October 2020.

The Stanley lab seeks a Postdoctoral Scholar to perform laboratory research focused on immune responses to Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The focus of the Stanley Lab is to understand the basis for effective immune responses to the bacterial pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis and to understand how M. tuberculosis subverts or avoids the immune response to maintain chronic infection. The lab leverages interdisciplinary approaches, including screening strategies (e.g. CRISPR screens in the host and transposon screens in the bacteria), mouse genetics, microscopy, and transcriptomics/proteomics.

More about research in the Stanley lab can be found at

The candidate will utilize the mouse model, tissue culture, and human cells as model systems to dissect the host-pathogen interaction, focusing on metabolic regulation of the host-pathogen interaction, bacterial virulence strategies, and protective immune responses to infection. The exact aims of the research project will be tailored to the expertise of the applicant and to complement the overarching Stanley lab research interests.

Basic qualifications (at time of application):
  • Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree), or enrolled in a Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree) granting program at the time of application

Additional qualifications (required by start date):
  • Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree)

Preferred qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in one of a variety of fields, including but not limited to Microbiology, Immunology
  • Experience with cell culture and/or animal models of infection
  • Experience with bacterial pathogenesis and mouse models

The Postdoctoral Scholar position is full-time for a two-year term. Salary scales for Postdoctoral Scholars are set by the University of California and the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW), more information can be found here:

The anticipated start date is October 01, 2020. Salary is commensurate with experience.

To apply, please go to the following link:

The position will remain open until filled.

Please direct questions to Dr. Sarah Stanley at
Letters of reference may be solicited for finalists. We will seek your permission before contacting your references. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality ( prior to submitting their letters.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action, policy see

UC Postdocs are exclusively represented by the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW) local (5810).

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at UC Berkeley and The School of Public Health. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our academic positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity and inclusion.


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