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Specialist in Gut Microbiota Research

Company: University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC)
Location: Santa Cruz
Posted on: September 14, 2023

Job Description:

Assistant Professor Dr. Michael Patnode in the at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a Specialist in Gut Microbiota Research. Under the direction of Dr. Patnode, the specialist will contribute to a research program exploring the impact of carbohydrates in food on human gut microbial ecology and the immune system. Experiments will include immunologic assays (flow cytometry, immunofluorescence microscopy, mammalian cell culture, mouse husbandry/genotyping, and models of infection/vaccination) and/or advanced bacteriology (isolation of novel strains from intestinal samples, mutagenesis, high-throughput DNA sequencing, and protein purification).
The candidate will also make contributions to lab management by ordering equipment and supplies, generating reagents, and ensuring lab compliance with safety and animal welfare regulations. The specialist will be expected to be part of an inclusive and supportive team of students, staff, and faculty, and stay up to date on important scientific developments in the field of microbiota research.
Applicants with research expertise in any (or several) of the following areas are strongly encouraged to apply: bacterial molecular biology, cloning, and protein purification; confocal microscopy; short- or long-read high-throughput sequencing; and Linux command line (Slurm) or coding in R.

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