Thursday, April 16, 2015

Postdoctoral positions available

We are currently looking for four postdoctoral scholars to work on three different NIH-funded projects investigating host-parasite interactions. We are studying the innate and adaptive immune response to Toxoplasma and, in turn, how Toxoplasma modulates the host cell. We are particularly interested in individual differences in host susceptibility to Toxoplasma and Toxoplasma strain differences in interacting with the host. The Vet School at UC Davis is ranked as the best in the country and our location in the Vet School will allow us to investigate Toxoplasma proteins that play a role in its sexual cycle in cats and to perform genetic crosses to identify the molecular basis for phenotypic strain differences. More information can be found on our website:

We are looking for team players that are excited about studying host-parasite interactions and have excellent communication skills. Previous experience with molecular biology, biochemistry, immunology, genetics or computational skills is a plus.

UC Davis is located in the town of Davis, which is ranked as one of the best towns to live in in the nation. Davis is close to San Francisco, Sacramento, the Napa/Sonoma wine country and the Lake Tahoe ski area. UC Davis offers excellent benefits and multiple opportunities for professional development for postdocs (see

Interested candidates can submit a current C.V. and names of three references to: Dr. Jeroen Saeij (, Associate Professor of Biology.

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