The Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics is seeking a post-doctoral Research Associate. This position is available in the lab of Dr. Christopher Waters and is supported by a five-year NIH grant. The area of study broadly includes many topics including biofilm formation, gene expression, ecology and evolution, and chemical signaling in Vibrio cholerae and other microorganisms.
The successful applicant will have demonstrated independence, drive, and creativity in their past research experiences as evidence by their research accomplishments and publication record, and strong verbal and written communications skills. The applicant will also be able to work productively in a team setting. The applicant is expected to have a Ph.D. in microbiology or a closely related field and have experience in molecular biology techniques, biochemistry, protein purification, and ‘omics’ approaches like RNA-Seq and/or TN-Seq.
This is a full-time, 12-month fixed-term position with reappointment contingent on satisfactory performance and available funding.
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Doctorate -Microbiology or closely related field
Ph.D. in microbiology or a closely related field and have experience in molecular biology techniques, biochemistry, protein purification, and ‘omics’ approaches like RNA-Seq and/or TN-Seq.
Required Application Materials
Please submit a cover letter, CV and the names and contact information for three references.
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Summary of Health Risks
Health risks that may be associated with this position include exposure to human blood, serum, tissue and other body fluids; and materials covered under universal precautions.
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