Postdoctoral Position, Vector-Pathogen-Host Interaction Unit

Website NIAID Rocky Mountain Laboratories

The Vector-Pathogen-Host Interaction Unit, Laboratory of Bacteriology, located on the NIAID Rocky Mountain Laboratories campus in Hamilton, Montana, is seeking a postdoctoral fellow with a strong immunology and/or microbiology background to be part of a team working to understand the immunopathogenesis of vector-transmitted diseases.

The successful candidate will be expected to plan, design, and conduct research experiments; manage research projects; prepare reports and papers for publication, presentation, and future research; learn the complexities of research lab management; and work collaboratively and collegially as part of the team while developing skills needed as an independent scientist.

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • Doctoral degree or equivalent (Ph.D., D.V.M., M.D., D.O.) in immunology and/or microbiology or other closely related field
  • Demonstrated research experience with basic experimental procedures such as molecular techniques (RNA/DNA extraction, RT-PCR, Real Time PCR), immunostaining, flow cytometry, maintaining cell cultures, ELISAs, Western blot, preparation and analysis of RNA/DNA sequencing, in vivo inoculations, necropsy, and tissue collection/processing; experimental design; and basic statistical analysis
  • Highly motivated, able to conduct independent research, and have participated in publications in internationally recognized journals
  • Good communication and writing skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with animal and arthropod manipulation; manuscript writing experience; and a peer-reviewed publication record
  • Prior experience in immunology and microbiology and experience handling/culturing ehrlichial/rickettsial (or similar) agents

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references to Women and people from other groups underrepresented in biomedical research are especially encouraged to apply.

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