Postdoctoral Scholar in Microbial Pathogenesis
University of California Irvine School of Biological Sciences
United States

Postdoctoral Scholar - Suetterlin Lab - Microbial Pathogenesis

Job #JPF07180
  • Developmental and Cell Biology / School of Biological Sciences / UC Irvine

Application Window

Open date: October 21st, 2021

Next review date: Saturday, Nov 20, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Dec 31, 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

A Post-doctoral scholar position (Ph.D.) funded by NIH are available immediately to study Chlamydia, the most commonly reported cause of infectious disease in the U.S.
These projects are a collaboration between Dr. Christine Suetterlin (Department of Developmental and Cell Biology) and Dr. Ming Tan (Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics) and at the University of California, Irvine.

Research areas:
1) Developmental regulation: mechanisms by which Chlamydia uses its cell size, small RNAs and temporal gene expression to control differentiation between its replicating and infectious forms.

2) Host-pathogen interactions: how this intracellular bacterium dysregulates the centrosome, cilia, cell cycle and intracellular trafficking of the infected host cell.

Example of our work can be found here:

Experience in transcriptional and post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression, cellular microbiology, cell biology and confocal and super-resolution microscopy would be advantageous, but we are currently accepting all applications.

Application procedure:
Please include your CV, a cover letter that includes a synopsis of previous research experience, specific interests in the ongoing work, and contact information only, for at least three references to the following URL:

Please feel free to contact Dr. Suetterlin ( and Dr. Tan ( with any questions about this recruitment.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Accepting all applications.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research (Optional)
  • Inclusive Excellence Activities Statement - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to inclusive excellence will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence. See our guidance for writing an inclusive excellence activities statement.
  • (Optional)
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)
Apply link:

Campus Information

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Job location

Irvine, CA

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