JOB DESCRIPTION: Helps design and conduct research within a specified field while receiving advanced training from a designated Principal Investigator to enhance professional skills and research independence needed for pursuit of a career. The specific area of research in which the trainee is mentored is determined by the department and laboratory of the Postdoc. Designs and evaluates experiments. Develops new ideas that promote current research. Prepares and publishes scientific manuscripts under the direction of the Principal Investigator. May be responsible for operation of specific equipment. May teach techniques to others, train, and supervise research staff. Positions are temporary appointments as a research trainee. The initial appointment is for one year, renewal expected if progress is satisfactory and funds are available. Appointments cannot exceed five years.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A doctoral degree or equivalent (Ph.D., M.D., ScD., D.V.M., DDS etc) in an appropriate field. Excellent scientific writing ability and strong oral communication skills. The ability to work effectively and collegially with colleagues. Additional qualifications as specified by the Principal Investigator.
Please submit your CV, a cover letter detailing your suitability for this role, and names and contact information for at least two references.-Research in the LaRock lab studies the host-microbe interaction with a focus on the inflammatory signaling, using a number of biochemical, genetic, and pharmacologic tools in both in vitro and in vivo models. The ideal candidate will be about to complete, or have completed, a Ph.D. in microbiology, immunology, cell biology, biochemistry or related discipline and have one or more first- or co-authored publications in peer-reviewed journals.-77227BR