The Department of Life Sciences, in the College of Arts and Sciences, at Texas A&M University-San Antonio invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Biological Sciences. The successful candidate will be trained in the Biological Sciences and be willing to work in a collaborative and fast- paced environment. Funding for the position is one year, i.e. from 1 September, 2021, to 31 August, 2022.
The position will be a member of a cohort of five departmental postdoctoral fellows, three of whom are to be hired along with three new research active faculty in the Department of Life Sciences. As part of the inaugural cohort of âœLife Science Postdoctoral Fellowsâ, each fellow will participate in a mentored, guided program of professional development, attend regular journal clubs and lab meetings, and receive support and guidance in grant and fellowship writing.
This is a research position in the laboratory of Principal Investigator (PI) Dr. Davida S. Smyth. Dr. Smyth is the Deputy Director of the National Center for Science and Civic Engagement and co-PI of the NSF funded project Research Experience in Microbiomes Network (REMNet). Her lab studies the role of anthropogenic activity and the use of antimicrobials in the built environment as drivers of antibiotic resistance. The Postdoctoral Fellow will be primarily employed as an effector of the research agenda of the PI. Given the short duration of this initial appointment, a major part of that agenda will be to secure funding for continued employment via the writing of grant proposals pertaining to the study of antibiotic resistance, the microbiome of the built environment, as well as leveraging undergraduate research to enhance civic and scientific literacy.
Internal Number: R-038778
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