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Postdoctoral Scholar Position in Digestive Diseases 2020-21

Application Window

Open date: March 11th, 2021

Last review date: Monday, Apr 12, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Wednesday, Jun 30, 2021 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

The Jacobs Laboratory in the UCLA Microbiome Center and the UCLA Division of Digestive Diseases in the Department of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is seeking applicants for a postdoctoral position in brain-gut-microbiome science. The laboratory studies the role of intestinal microbes in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and other gastrointestinal diseases using a combination of multi-omics analysis of human cohorts to define microbiome-phenotype associations and in vivo models to elucidate underlying biological mechanisms.

The candidate will investigate the hypothesis that IBD patients vulnerable to stress-induced flares have an alteration of the brain-gut-microbiome axis that increases stress reactivity. This research would involve recruitment and longitudinal follow-up of cohorts of IBD patients, and analysis of microbiome and metabolomics data generated from patient samples to establish a link between the microbiome and vulnerability to stress induced flares. The relevance of these microbial shifts will be further investigated through the use of gnotobiotic mice colonized with human microbiota that are then exposed to experimental stressors.

A PhD is required within the last year. Candidates must have had extensive experience with human microbiome research and bioinformatics analysis of microbiome data. Direct experience with mouse model research is welcome but not required.

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 Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate‚Äôs past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

Job location

Los Angeles, CA