Job #JPF02669 College of Letters & Science - Biological Sciences
- Integrative Biology
Recruitment Period Next review date: Wednesday, Aug 26, 2020 at
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Final date: Monday, Sep 14, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
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Description Postdoctoral Scholar – Integrative Biology – Shapira
The Shapira lab is looking to hire a talented postdoctoral
candidate to take part in an NIH-funded project employing C.
elegans to study changes in microbiome structure and function
during aging and their impacts on host aging.
Research in the Shapira lab seeks to understand the fundamentals
of host-microbe interactions in the context of the whole organism.
Research focuses on the shaping the gut microbiome, employing
microcosm experiments, synthetic communities, NGS, and functional
analyses. Additional efforts are aimed at understanding how gut
commensals affect host immunity and host-pathogen interactions. The
level of investigation in the Shapira lab spans the range between
molecular mechanisms, ecological constraints and impact on
evolution. To achieve all this, we are using the nematode
Caenorhabditis elegans, a powerful model organism for genetic
studies, as a host model. Current research includes three major
directions: a) The role of host genes in shaping structure and
function of the gut microbiome; b) Age-dependent change in
microbiome composition and impact; and c) effects of the gut
microbiome on host fitness.
Carrying on research, preferably while mentoring undergraduate
students, sharing results through lab meetings and discussions with
the PI, and summarizing results in the form of scientific papers.
In addition, postdocs are expected to take part, as all other lab
members, in a limited range of standard lab chores.
Minimum/Basic Qualifications required at the time of
Enrolled in PhD or International Equivalent degree program
Required Qualifications by start date:
• PhD or Equivalent International Degree
• Candidate may have no more than 4 years of post degree
Preferred Qualifications by start date:
• Lab bench experience and proven research abilities.
• Relevant experience in regards to C. elegans biology,
genomics, computational analysis and knowledge of R.
Appointment: This position will be reporting to Professor
Shapira at the Shapira Lab at UC Berkeley. The initial appointment
is 100% for one (1) year with the expectation of extension based on
satisfactory performance and availability of funding.
Salary and Benefits: Salary will be commensurate with
qualifications and experience and based on UC Berkeley Postdoctoral
Generous benefits are included
The anticipated start date of this position will be Fall
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