Assistant Professor Position in #Microbiology at UC Berkeley

Just got this ad — for a faculty position in the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology at UC Berkeley. Looks interesting. Though of course if you are really good in microbiology you should really consider applying for the open position at UC Davis in the same area.


And a PDF of the UC Davis ad:

Davis has some seriously amazing stuff going on in microbiology these days across diverse Departments and programs including

* a great Microbiology graduate group

* critical mass of people enough to have an annual retreat in host-microbe interactions with >100 participants

* researchers focusing on microbial questions across many schools including the Medical School (e.g., the Med. Micro. and Immunology department which I am part of) which just hosted a nice workshop on mucosal health and the Vet. School (e.g., and the College of Biological Sciences (

I could go on and on … Microbiology is going bonkers at UC Davis …

Author: Jonathan Eisen

I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. (see my lab site here). My research focuses on the origin of novelty (how new processes and functions originate). To study this I focus on sequencing and analyzing genomes of organisms, especially microbes and using phylogenomic analysis

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