Postdoctoral Fellow in Microbiology: USA

Emory University School Of Medicine is looking for a Postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology. 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.
Project details
  • 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.
  • Design and evaluate experiments.
  • Develop new ideas that promote current research.
  • Prepare and publish 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.

Candidate requirements

  • 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

  • Please submit your CV, a cover letter detailing your suitability for this role, and names and contact information for at least two references via the online system.
  • 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.
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