This is a full-time position with a 12 month service with the possibility for yearly renewal dependent upon performance and availability of extramural funding. The Senior Fellow title is in a Postdoctoral Scholar bargaining unit represented by UAW local 4121, and is subject to the collective bargaining agreement, unless agreed exclusion criteria apply. For more information, please visit the University of Washington Labor Relations website: https://hr.uw.edu/labor/unions/uaw/uaw-postdoc-contract
Working environment: The successful applicant will join a translational infectious diseases research project lead by Dr. Brian Werth and Dr. Libin Xu. The is a highly interdisciplinary and collaborative project at the interface of clinical microbiology, antimicrobial resistance, genomics, pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics, chemical biology, and mass spectrometry, which provides the opportunity to interact with scientists from different fields and the opportunity to learn lipidomics using advanced mass spectrometry techniques. This fellow will be co-mentored by Drs. Werth and Xu with primary affiliation with the Department of Pharmacy. The successful applicant will also learn to manage laboratory personnel including research scientists and students, contribute to grant writing, and be primary author on manuscripts. Teaching opportunities may be available to qualified and interested candidates.
Main research responsibilities include:
Allelic exchange in Staphylococcus aureus
Perform in vitro pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic models simulating clinically relevant antimicrobial exposures
Test pharmacodynamic drug interactions between different antimicrobials to optimize bacterial killing including time kill curve analysis, checkerboard assays, or PK/PD models.
Deploy various methods to evaluate and characterize antimicrobial resistance phenotypes which may involve electron microscopy, fluorescence microscopy, and bacterial population analysis profiling.
Co-culture bacteria with mammalian cells to explore host-pathogen interactions and intracellular PK/PD
Candidates should have a doctoral degree and experience working in the fields of bacterial genetics, microbiology, or related disciplines and are preferred to have experience with gram positive bacterial pathogens.
Applicants should submit (1) a cover letter including research interests and career goals, (2) CV, (3) two reference letters (preferably from PhD advisor or other individual familiar with their work), and (4) name and contact information of one to two additional references to Dr. Werth at email@example.com or via Interfolio.
University of Washington Department of Pharmacy, Health Sciences Building, H-375-H, Campus Box 357630, Seattle, WA 98195-7610
Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.
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