Opportunities

We are looking for new lab members to join our team!

Postdoctoral Positions

Seeking motivated individuals to join the labs of Amanda and Warren Lewis at the University of California San Diego to study the microbiology of sexual and reproductive health in women. The successful candidates will perform independent and collaborative research in a supportive and inclusive environment. We build biochemical systems, small animal models, as well as experimental and computational approaches using bacterial isolates and native human microbiomes to study the dynamic microbiology of the female urogenital system and its impact on the host. Our models investigate mechanistic roles of the microbiome in conditions such as preterm birth, intrauterine infection, bacterial vaginosis, and urinary tract infection. We are especially interested in mechanisms of host-microbe interaction that involve carbohydrate molecules (glycans) and the proteins and enzymes that recognize them. Join our expanding team! Multiple positions are available.

 

Preferred qualifications:

  • Ph.D. awarded in the past 18 months or expected within the next 3 months

  • A track record of publication

  • Strong organizational, written, and oral communication skills

  • Experience effectively working both independently and as part of a team

  • A passion for issues related to women’s health 

  • Evidence of scientific rigor in prior work

  • Microbiology and glycobiology laboratory skills are welcomed but not essential

  • Research expertise in biochemistry, cell biology, computational biology, microbiome sciences, immunology, mouse models, and/or translational research are all welcome!

 

Applicants should send their CV, names and contact information for three references, and a cover letter in the body of an e-mail describing their interest in these positions and relevant expertise to:

 

Amanda Lewis

E-mail: a1lewis[at]ucsd.edu

Mouse Model Specialist
SRA2 or 3

We seek a Staff Research Associate that will participate in an integrated research team focused on cutting edge research related to how the vaginal microbiome interacts with its host to produce outcomes of health and disease. The Staff Research Associate will independently design and carry out preclinical studies employing mouse infection/inoculation models. Apply existing skills to make important contributions to the experimental mouse models component of our research team. Work with mouse handling and basic routes of administration; willingness to learn new routes of administration and procedures. Projects may involve timed mating, genotyping, establishment/phenotyping of transgenic lines, histology. Expertise in microbiology/microbiome protocols and analysis, molecular biology (bacterial genetics, qRT-PCR, plasmid construction, RNAseq etc), biochemistry (chromatography, enzyme assays, heterologous protein expression etc), and/or flow cytometry would be welcome.

Please apply online at https://hireonline.ucsd.edu