The Jorth Lab studies host-pathogen interactions of antibiotic resistant bacteria. We are looking to add a Postdoctoral Fellow to investigate molecular mechanisms of antibiotic resistance and bacterial pathogenesis, as well as potential therapeutic targets for these hard-to-treat infections. Our Research Fellow will be expected to work independently but in close cooperation and in consultation with the Principal Investigator. In this role you will perform routine and complex laboratory procedures throughout training period and will design and conduct experiments, analyzes and interpret data, and participate in writing publications and giving presentations as author or co-author. May assist in preparation of grant proposals. This role is not responsible for generating grant funds.
Essential job duties and responsibilities include:
May assist in the preparation of grant proposals.
May participate in publications and presentations as author or co-author.
Designs and performs experiments and will keep appropriate experimental records and documentation and analyze the results with the Principal Investigator.
May develop, adapt, and implement new research techniques and protocols.
Analyzes interpret, summarizes, and compiles data.
Performs routine and complex laboratory procedures throughout the training period.
Operates and maintains equipment and instruments.
Attend and present at research conferences (if relevant to research project)
Doctorate (MD, PhD, VMD, or DDS) in Microbiology, Immunology, Molecular Biology, or a related field is required
One (1) year experience working with pathogenic bacteria in host-pathogen model systems is preferred.
Must have experience working with microbes and competency with aseptic techniques.
Previous experience working with mouse models of infection, bacterial genome sequencing, microscopy, RNA-seq, Tn-seq, bacterial genetics, and immunological assays are well suited to this position.
Works independently on research projects designed by a mentor (typically the PI) within area of specialization.
Technical - Ability to operate mechanical/medical devices and/or equipment Demonstrated aptitude to perform experimental protocols and procedures, including detailed data collection, and analysis and operation and maintenance of specialized equipment.
Knowledge of safety standards and maintenance of specialized equipment.
Working Title: Postdoctoral Scientist - Department of Pathology - Jorth Lab
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