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Post Doctoral Scholar - Biology/Microbiology/Microbial Pathogenesis/Genetics

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The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system’s 10 campuses and the first American research university built in the 21st century. With more than 7,500 undergraduate and graduate students, UC Merced offers an environment that combines a commitment to diversity, inclusion, collaboration and professional development. With bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs, strong research and academic partnerships, and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving and requires talented, knowledgeable and dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.

Ranked among the best public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, UC Merced is uniquely equipped to provide educational opportunities to highly qualified students from the San Joaquin Valley and throughout California. The campus enjoys a special connection with nearby Yosemite National Park, is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design, and supports the economic development of Merced and the region.

In Fall 2016, UC Merced broke ground on a $1.3 billion public-private partnership that is unprecedented in higher education. The Merced 2020 Project will nearly double the physical capacity of the campus by 2020, enhancing academic distinction, student success and research excellence. UC Merced is also building the Downtown Campus Center, a $33 million, three-story administrative building in the heart of Merced.

A postdoctoral position is available in the research group of Professor Clarissa Nobile in the areas of biology, microbiology, microbial pathogenesis, and/or genetics with a focus on microbial community formation, such as biofilm formation, by fungal, bacterial, and/or archaeal microorganisms, such as Candida species, Staphylococcal species, Methanobrevibacter species and others. The postdoctoral scholar will develop, lead, and participate in projects aimed at understanding features of microbial community formation at the molecular level.

The University of California, Merced is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. The University is supportive of dual career couples.

A Ph.D. in Life Sciences (e.g. biology, microbiology or related science) is required. Applicants must have excellent writing and verbal communication skills and be able to supervise Master, Ph.D. and Undergraduate students. Applicants must also be able to perform independent and team-oriented work. Practical research experience in microbiology, molecular biology, genetics and biochemistry is essential. Additional experience in one or more of the following subjects is desirable: pathogenesis, mycology, computational biology, genomics and evolution.

Salary is based on the University of California Academic Salary Scales.

Review of applications will begin on October 17, 2017. The position will remain open until filled. The final end date for this position is September 8, 2018.

Interested applicants are required to submit 1) a cover letter 2) curriculum vitae 3) a list of 2 references with contact information including mailing address, phone number and e- mail address submitted through AP Recruit during the application process 4) Diversity statement and 5) Statement of Research Interests.

For more information, please contact Clarissa Nobile at

Job location

Merced, CA


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

  • Cover Letter

Reference requirements
  • 2 required (contact information only)