Postdoctoral Researcher at UCSB

A Postdoctoral Researcher in Microbial Ecology and Evolution position is available in the Earth Research Institute at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The successful candidate will participate in a collaborative research project to develop new tools for enriching and isolating archaeal cells from complex microbial communities using flow cytometry, funded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and Simons Foundation Project on the Origin of the Eukaryotic Cell. We seek a candidate with interests in microbial ecology, evolution, genomics and/or single-cell method development.

Work will be carried out under the supervision of Dr. Alyson Santoro ( and in collaboration with international research groups at the Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research in Germany, University of Texas, and Oxford University in the UK. The position will be based on the UC Santa Barbara campus, and work may require fieldwork at various regional locations around Santa Barbara county and/or sea-going work on a research vessel.

This is a full-time position. Competitive salary and benefits commensurate with experience. The initial appointment is for one year with the potential for an additional year based on satisfactory performance and funding availability. The anticipated start date will be October 1, 2022, with some flexibility.

The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service as appropriate to the position.

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