Postdoctoral Scholar in Mechanisms of Biofilm Development in Chronic Wounds - Department of Molecular, Cell, and Systems Biology
- University of California, Riverside
- Location: Riverside, CA
- Job Number: 7071079
- Posting Date: Oct 16, 2020
- Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionDr. Manuela Martins-Green, a professor in the Department of Molecular, Cell, and Systems Biology at the University of California, Riverside, is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral scholar to join her research team to study mechanisms involved in biofilm development in chronic wounds.
Dr. Manuela Martins-Green and her junior colleagues have developed a model for chronic wound development (Dhal et al., 2014) that they have used to demonstrate that Oxidative Stress and the microbiome of the skin are critical for biofilm formation in the wound and for chronic wound development (Kim et al., 2019; 2020). The recently funded studies will use this model to understand the molecular mechanisms by which Pseudomonas aeruginosa, which is normally present in the skin as a commensal bacterium, becomes biofilm forming when in the chronic wound environment. By understanding the molecular mechanisms of this change we might be able to determine how to reverse the change and how to abolish P. aeruginosa-induced biofilm in the wound. The results obtained may lead to studies of proof-of-concept in humans with chronic wounds that could then lead to the development of new therapies for treatment of biofilms and potentially reverse chronicity.
Qualifications for this position: Applicants should hold a Ph.D. degree in Biological Sciences with an emphasis in cell and molecular biology and microbiology. Previous experience with microbiology techniques is required. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail are essential, as the position requires accurate recording and notation of complex data as the basis for analysis and research. Strong communication skills (both written and spoken) are also required. Candidates should be able to work both independently and in a collaborative environment.
Salary: Candidates will be offered a competitive salary commensurate with their experience.
To Apply: Individuals interested in applying should send their curriculum vitae (CV), a description of their research experience, a statement of research interests, and a list of three references via email to:
Professor and Chair, Department of Molecular, Cell and Systems Biology
Laboratory of Wound Healing Biology
University of California
Riverside, California 92521
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UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.