A postdoctoral position is available in the Waterfield Lab in the Division of Pediatric Rheumatology, Department of Pediatrics at University of California, San Francisco. The lab seeks to understand the mechanisms of autoimmune disease with a focus on the epigenetic and transcriptional checkpoints required to maintain both central (thymic) and peripheral tolerance. The applicant will gain experience in a variety of cutting edge techniques in cellular immunology and molecular biology. The lab is located at the Parnassus campus at UCSF and is an active participant in the immunology community which includes an active seminar series and journal club. Career development opportunities include training in scientific writing skills, oral presentation, and participation in national/international meetings.
Applicant requirements include:
1) Proficiency in oral and written English.
2) A PhD in immunology, molecular biology, or cell biology.
3) Technical competency in flow cytometry, tissue culture, mouse genetics/husbandry, and basic molecular biology.
4) Experience in genomics including RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, and ATAC-seq preferred.
5) Demonstrated ability to guide a project to completion and to troubleshoot experiments independently.
Interested Candidates should send a brief statement of research interests, CV, and the names and contact information of three references to Dr. Michael Waterfield: Michael.Waterfield@ucsf.edu.