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.
The laboratory of Dr. Jan Mead in the Department of Pediatrics seeks a postdoctoral candidate to work on a microbiome mouse model and drug discovery project for cryptosporidium. Experience in immunology, molecular biology and infectious disease helpful. The candidate will work closely with the PI and collaborators on study design, data interpretation, manuscript writing and present research at regional conferences.
Preferred Qualifications (optional): Mammalian cell cultures. Molecular cloning and protein expression (including PCR, Real-Time PCR, Western blotting, transfection), Immunological assays (ELISA, FACS, microscopy). Rodent experience is preferred (injections, tissue sampling, infections).