SEEKING POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLAR
We are seeking a Postdoctoral Scholar to train in the lab of Dr. Nicholas Shikuma under a Naval Research-funded project at the San Diego State University in San Diego, California.
The successful candidate will lead a project studying a novel syringe-like structure produced by human gut microbes. This project focuses on how bacteria mediate host-responses by producing a previously undescribed family of structures called Bacteroidales Injection Systems that are produced by the microbiomes of nearly all healthy adult humans.
A recent preprint about this work can be accessed through the following link. https://doi.org/10.1101/865204
The ideal candidate is an ambitious, motivated, detail-oriented individual with experience with genetics, molecular biology and/or cell biology, have exceptional oral and written communication skills, and nearing completion or recently obtained their PhD. Experience in microbial genetics and/or host-microbe interactions is a plus. Candidates should be able to work collegially within our laboratory and engage with the vibrant microbiology community at SDSU and in San Diego.
The Shikuma Lab is a highly collaborative environment composed of talented scientists studying host-microbe interactions in the ocean and the human microbiome. More information about the lab can be found through the lab’s website. https://shikumalab.com
Application Instructions. Please email the following information to Dr. Shikuma (firstname.lastname@example.org): (1) A coverletter providing a brief explanation of your recent research and fit with the Shikuma Lab and Bacteroidales Injection Systems project. (2) Curriculum Vitae, (3) Contact information for three professional references.
Application review will begin March 2, 2020
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PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS AND TRAINEES
The Shikuma Lab provides exceptional research and mentoring opportunities for students and trainees at all levels.
The Shikuma Lab welcomes inquiries by motivated students interested in studying bacteria-animal interactions.
Masters and PhD graduate students typically enroll through: SDSU Cell and Molecular Biology (CMB) Masters or PhD programs.
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