La Jolla, CA
Posted: August 9, 2021
Application Deadline: September 27, 2021
The University of California, San Diego is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to investigate the role of bacteriophages as members of the human microbiome and to assist in the efforts to identify and quantify bacteriophages from patient specimens. The work will be performed under the mentorship of Dr. David Pride, MD PhD, Associate Professor of Pathology and Medicine. It will be carried out in conjunction with the Center for Innovative Phage Applications and Therapeutics (IPATH), where the focus is on developing technologies to assist with bacteriophage therapy. The laboratory is heavily involved in recruitment of human subjects to microbiome studies, processing and sequencing of bacterial and viral communities, bioinformatics techniques to characterize responses of communities to perturbations, phage hunting, and in characterizing phage-host dynamics. Salary is commensurate with the NIH salary payscale.