Postdoctoral Fellow - Microbiology

Employer
Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine
Location
Bethesda, Maryland, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Apr 28, 2021
Closes
Jun 16, 2021
Ref
2128742734
Discipline
Biology
Employment Type
Fellowship
Salary Type
Salary
Join the HJF Team!

HJF is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to support the laboratory of Dr. Kristi Frank located within the Department of Microbiology (MIC) at the Uniformed Services University (USU) in Bethesda, MD. HJF provides scientific, technical, and programmatic support services to the Department of Microbiology.

Responsible for initiating and carrying out research projects in collaboration with a research team. The laboratory focuses on the pathogenesis of biofilm-associated infections caused by Enterococcus faecalis. The postdoctoral fellow will support research on molecular characterization of a membrane protease in biofilm formation and interactions with the host immune response. Previous experience in animal surgery is preferred.

Responsibilities:

  • Assists in designing, developing, executing, and implementing scientific research and/or development. (15%)
  • Investigates the feasibility of applying a wide variety of scientific principles and theories to potential inventions and products. (15%)
  • Collects and handles samples and keeps detailed records of experiments. (15%)
  • Assists with the preparation of data for presentations at scientific meetings and for publication in journals. (10%)
  • Performs specialized laboratory research utilizing experimental protocols, which will involve specialized procedures such as DNA cloning and sequencing, protein extraction, Western blotting, RNA purification, quantitative RT-PCR, analysis of high throughput sequencing data, and animal injections. (30%)
  • May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned or directed by the supervisor. This may include attendance of and participation in required training for role.
  • Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of appropriate scientific area; ability to analyze and interpret data, bacteriology, gene expression and molecular cloning. Must be able to follow the scientific theory and perform experiments to develop, support and carry out the laboratory theories with very little oversight and direction. Animal handling experience required.

    Minimum Education: Doctoral degree in Microbiology or related scientific discipling required.

    Minimum Experience/ Training Requirements: 0-5 years of relevant work experience required.

    Work Environment: Set in a laboratory work environment.

    Background/Security: Eligibility to obtain and maintain a Tier I investigation/Public Trust and a Common Access Card (CAC).

    Employment with HJF is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, which may include, but is not limited to, contacting your professional references, verification of previous employment, addresses, education, and credentials, a criminal background check, drug screening, and a department of motor vehicle (DMV) check.

    Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.

    About Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine:

    HJF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing military medicine. We serve military, medical, academic and government clients by administering, managing and supporting preeminent scientific programs that benefit members of the armed forces and civilians alike.Since its founding in 1983, HJF has served as a vital link between the military medical community and its federal and private partners. HJF's support and administrative capabilities allow military medical researchers and clinicians to maintain their scientific focus and accomplish their research goals.

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