Post-Doctoral Associate - microbial physiology: USA
A post-doctoral position is available in the field of microbial physiology, focused on the study of the mechanisms of biofilm formation and dispersal in the bacterial human pathogen Staphylococcus aureus.
- will examine two regulatory systems that sense cellular respiration and trigger programmed cell lysis resulting in biofilm formation
- will focus their attention on the molecular stimuli of these regulatory systems and factors necessary to disperse S. aureus biofilms
The position is intended for a molecular microbiologist or cell biologist with extensive experience examining gene regulation or multicellular behavior. Capacity to network with other teams for collaborative analyses required.
The candidate should have
- strong scientific credentials in the field of microbiology and working with bacterial pathogens
- a background in microbial physiology with extensive experience in molecular and classic genetics and / or biochemistry is preferred
Preference will be given to applicants that have examined bacterial two-component regulatory systems.
Successful applicants must have bench experience conducting molecular biology and / or biochemistry.
This is a one-year appointment with the possibility of subsequent appointments.
Applicant must have a Ph.D. and authorization to work in the United States.