Post-doctoral Open Positions

The UC Irvine Institute for Immunology is seeking post-doctoral fellowship candidates for the following research programs:

Immunity in fungal and bacterial infections

The UC Irvine Institute for Immunology is seeking a post-doctoral fellow with a strong background in immunology and expertise in molecular techniques to work on innate immunity in fungal and bacterial infections, specifically the role of neutrophils.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Application procedure — Please send a letter of intent, a CV and three (3) references to institute director Eric Pearlman, PhD, at

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Immunology and host-pathogen interactions

The Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Immunology at the UC Irvine Gavin Herbert Eye Institute, has immediate openings for postdoctoral researchers in immunology. The positions are funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

The project focuses on herpes T cell immunity and immune-evasion, T cell epitope mapping and a variety of immunological assays and biological systems. The study uses various animal models of ocular and genital herpes infection (i.e., HLA transgenic mice, HLA transgenic guinea pigs and HLA transgenic rabbits), along with samples from HSV seropositive symptomatic and asymptomatic patients.

Candidates must possess a PhD or MD/PhD in immunology, immuno-virology or related disciplines with peer-reviewed publications. The candidates should be highly motivated, with the ambition and commitment to excel in a highly competitive and productive environment. Prior experience in FACS, Luminex, cellular immunology and/or confocal microscopy is required. Familiarity with animal models is advantageous.

Application procedure — Please email your CV, a brief research statement and names of three (3) references, no later than Oct. 31, 2017, to lab director Lbachir BenMohamed, PhD, at

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