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Postdoctoral Fellow - Infectious Diseases, Tan Lab

South San Francisco, California

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The Position

We are seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral fellow to study microbiota-mucosal interactions in Man-Wah Tan’s laboratory in the Infectious Diseases Department. The successful applicant will have deep knowledge of and strong technical skills in microbial genetics, immunology or microbe-host interactions. The postdoctoral fellow will initiate a research project to investigate interactions between commensal microbiota and the host at the mucosal surface at the molecular level.


  • Recent PhD and/or MD degree in the field of microbiology, immunology or microbe-host interactions

  • Direct experience in applying basic laboratory techniques relating to the above disciplines

  • Experience with culturing and genetic manipulation of microbiota, organoids, imaging and new microscopy techniques is a plus

  • A record of innovative scientific accomplishments as evidenced by one or more first author paper published or accepted in a well-recognized peer-reviewed journal

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills are also needed

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