Postdoctoral Scholar – Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health United States

Postdoctoral Scholar – Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology - School of Public Health

 

  • School of Public Health - School of Public Health

 

RECRUITMENT PERIOD

Open date: January 9th, 2019
 
Next review date: January 23rd, 2019

Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
 
Final date: February 15th, 2019

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.
 

DESCRIPTION

Position: Postdoctoral Scholar – Harris Laboratory Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology - School of Public Health
Location: Berkeley, CA
Salary: $50,760.00 - $61,308
Start Date: March 01, 2019 (tentative)

 

The laboratory of Dr. Eva Harris in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology at the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar, in the area of Immunology/Virology. This one-year initial appointment is full-time with an expected start date of March 01, 2019.

 

Position Overview:
Investigate the B cell and antibody response and repertoire in natural human dengue and Zika virus infections as part of a long-term longitudinal pediatric cohort and hospital-based studies of dengue and Zika in Nicaragua as well as part of candidate dengue vaccine studies. May also involve assessment of potency of human monoclonal antibodies in murine models. These studies involve collaborative investigations in the context of a Program Project on mechanisms of protective (and potentially pathogenic) flavivirus immunity in human populations. More about the research can be found at https://www.harrisresearchprogram.org/.

 

Responsibilities:
The Postdoctoral Scholar will conduct research on immune correlates of dengue and Zika as part of a consortium grant funded by NIH. Independent research in support of study aims. Contribute to new assay development. Duties may include mentoring or providing oversight to students and participating in scientific conferences representing the lab. Write scientific papers.

 

Basic Qualifications (required at the time of application):
• Advanced degree or enrolled in an advanced degree program at the time of application.

Additional Qualifications:
• PhD, MD (or equivalent international doctoral degree) required by start date

Preferred Qualifications:
• Doctoral-level degree in Immunology, Virology and/or Microbiology Knowledge of Spanish, interest in Global Health
• Experience in human and/or murine immunology

 

Salary Range:
$50,760.00 - $61,308

 

UC Berkeley has an excellent benefits package as well as a number of policies and programs to support employees as they balance work and family. More about benefits can be found at: (https://clients.garnett-powers.com/pd/uc/) and (https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/index.html).

 

Application Procedure:
Please visit the following link to apply: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01952. Please, direct questions to Kathy Leviege at kleviege@berkeley.edu. Applications must include in pdf format: 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) research statement. All applicants must also provide in AP recruit the names and contact information only for two required references.

 

The position will remain open until filled.

 

Letters of reference will only be solicited for finalists. References should be from persons who are familiar with the applicant’s written work and qualifications for the position. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (https://apo.berkeley.edu/ucb-confidentiality-policy) prior to submitting their letters.

 

The School of Public Health is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their work.

 

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action, policy see https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction.

 

JOB LOCATION

Berkeley, CA

 

REQUIREMENTS

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

 
Reference requirements
  • 2 required (contact information only)

 

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