Department/Area: Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases
The Grad Lab at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health invites creative and motivated researchers to apply for a postdoctoral fellowship position in our experimental team. The successful candidate will join our team of experimental biologists in the wet lab, using and developing molecular microbiological, experimental genetics, and population genomics tools to address the pathogenesis and biology of the important human pathogen Neisseria gonorrhoeae, the cause of the sexually transmitted disease gonorrhea and one of the most common bacterial infections worldwide. Multiple projects are available, including projects focusing on antimicrobial resistance; bacterial host/pathogen interactions; and/or fundamental bacteriology, including the development and application of innovative experimental genetics approaches in diverse bacterial isolates collected from patient specimens.
The Grad Lab is focused on the evolution, spread, and biology of infectious microbes, with a particular focus on Neisseria gonorrhoeae as a roadmap to address the challenges of antimicrobial resistance. Our team, comprised of researchers, postdocs, and graduate students, uses and develops innovative methods in experimental genetics and microbiology, interdisciplinary methods, and computational techniques to study the public health threat posed by microbial pathogens. To learn more about the Grad lab, please see https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/grad-lab/.
Successful candidates will have the opportunity for professional development through support for attending conferences, giving talks, writing proposals, and mentoring, among other activities.
Education Requirements Doctoral qualification in a relevant subject (microbiology, molecular biology, molecular genetics, immunology, or a related field).
Technical Skill Requirements
Strong skills in experimental design, data analysis, and oral and written communication.
Proficiency with standard bacterial culture and molecular biology techniques.
Highly creative, ability to work independently and as part of a team, and excited to work in a collaborative environment.
Successful candidates will have strong skills in experimental design and execution in the fields of microbiology, molecular biology, or a related discipline and significant research experience and success in publishing papers. Experience with bacterial pathogens and/or bacterial genetics is useful. Familiarity with the generation and analysis of genomics or transcriptomics datasets is a plus, but not required.
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