• Post Doctoral Fellow

    Job Number
    Job Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Emory College
    ECAS: Ctr Study Human Health
    This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
    Not Applicable
    Required Documents
    Cover letter, Letter of Interest, List of 3 Recommenders
  • Description

    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.

    Additional Details

    A postdoctoral research position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Cassandra Quave at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Research in the Quave Lab is focused on natural product drug discovery for infectious disease targets. Information about the lab can be found on the group website: http://etnobotanica.us/

    Required qualifications include a strong background in microbiology and experience working with antibiotic resistant pathogens. Experience in research on quorum sensing, biofilms, or antibiotic discovery preferred.

    • A diploma and a PhD in microbiology or a related field
    • Previous experience in research with ESKAPE pathogens
    • Demonstrated competence and hands-on experience in microbiological techniques for drug testing, including MIC determination, biofilm studies, and work with fluorescent reporter strains
    • Experience in writing publications, conference papers and research proposals
    • Fluency in spoken and written English and excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Excellent organizational skills, prioritization of multiple tasks, meeting strict deadlines
    • Demonstrated project and laboratory management skills in multiple tasks
    • Capability for independent work, problem solving with discretion, self-motivation, creativity and curiosity

    Qualified candidates should submit an application, including a current curriculum vitae, the names and contact info of three references (minimum), a cover letter explaining the candidate’s interest in the position, and statement of accomplishments. The candidate should also submit PDF copies of any first authored research or review papers published in peer-reviewed journals.


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