Post-Doc. Molecular Biology of Fungal Pathogenesis




Torrance, CA, USA


The lab of Priya Uppuluri is seeking a highly driven and independent postdoctoral scientist to participate in NIH-funded research projects aimed at understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying fungal biofilm growth and dispersal.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in microbiology, molecular biology or biochemistry. Experience in molecular mycology is preferred, and applicants well versed in technologies such as CRISPR-Cas9, RNAi etc., are strongly encouraged to apply. The research projects focus on identifying signaling pathways governing biofilm dispersal in Candida albicans, and will utilize medicinal chemistry approaches to discover novel inhibitors of biofilm formation/dispersal.

Successful candidate will be a part of a bustling research environment that is active in areas of molecular biology, fungal immunology and pathogenesis of fungal/bacterial organisms and drug development.

The Uppuluri laboratory is located at Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute, Harbor-UCLA in Torrance, California, and is affiliated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. This three-year appointment will remain open until filled.

To apply, please send a CV, cover letter, and contact information for three references by e-mail to:

Priya Uppuluri, Ph.D.

Department of Medicine

LA BioMedical Research Institute.

1124 West Carson Street

Torrance, CA, 90502


[email protected]

Closing date: 

Monday, August 31, 2020 - 13:45