Post doc opportunity at UCSF

The UCSF California Preterm Birth Initiative (PTBi) is recruiting a postdoctoral scholar who identifies as an under-represented minority and is interested in microbiome medicine and prematurity research. The fellow will join a NIH-funded project that examines adverse outcomes among preterm infants. S/he will investigate microbiome functional development and metabolic productivity in early life and its relationship with immune development.

The fellow will be part of the PTBi Transdisciplinary Postdoctoral Fellowship Program and the Benioff Center for Microbiome Medicine (BCMM) and will work in the laboratory of Dr. Susan Lynch. The fellowship offers a competitive salary ($72,000) and additional funds for supplies, conference travel, and educational coursework.

This two-year appointment is funded by a NICHD T32 training grant entitled, “Transdisciplinary Research Training to Reduce Disparities in Preterm Birth and Improve Maternal and Neonatal Outcomes,” California PTBi, and the Burroughs Wellcome Fund. Candidates are eligible if they:

§  have completed either a PhD in basic science or a MD with or without residency training

§  are a US citizen or permanent resident

§  identify as an under-represented minority

Applications are due September 30, 2021. For more information, please see the flyer here. We appreciate you sharing this opportunity widely.