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Postdoctoral Position in Digestive Diseases - Microbiome Center 2023-2024

Position overview

Salary range: See Table 23 []. A reasonable estimate for this position is $64,480- $77,327.

Application Window

Open date: October 6, 2023

Most recent review date: Monday, Nov 6, 2023 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: Friday, Jun 28, 2024 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 Integrative Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Core (IBBC) at the UCLA Microbiome Center is seeking a full time postdoctoral research fellow to join its team. The IBBC supports an interdisciplinary network of investigators conducting preclinical, clinical, and translational research at the UCLA Microbiome Center by providing expertise in advanced computational, biostatistics bioinformatics and system biological approaches to map relationships between clinical phenotypes and biological factors to provide new insights into host- microbiome interactions in health and disease. The IBBC provides state-of-the-art, innovative computational methods, pipelines and workflows enabling researchers to unlock the full potential of their datasets. The Core provides unique services and expertise in integrating multiple streams of complex and interconnected biological data datasets. As a part of the team, the candidate will develop skills in the application of biostatistical and bioinformatics tools to perform large-scale integrative analyses to assesses the complex interactions between various levels of biological data (e.g., microbiome, metabolomics, foodomics, multimodal brain imaging data) with clinical phenotypes. Ongoing projects include brain-gut-microbiome interactions associated with Alzheimer’s disease, cognitive impairment, autism spectrum disorder, obesity, exposome, social determinants or health , and chronic pain. There will be many opportunities to lead and contribute to high impact publications. Extensive mentorship will be provided to facilitate the transition to an independent research career.


  1. Ph.D. in Biostatistics, Statistics, Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Systems Biology or a relevant field.
  2. Knowledge of statistics and quantitative modeling
  3. Proficiency in R
  4. A demonstrated capacity to drive first author publications.
  5. Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience with modeling large scale data set is a plus
  2. Familiarity with metabolomics and microbiome data is a plus

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Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

A Ph.D. in Biostatistics, Statistics, Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Systems Biology or a relevant field.

Application Requirements

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

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s 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 EDI Statement FAQ document.

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Job location

Los Angeles, CA