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The McBride laboratory at Emory University School of Medicine is seeking a postdoctoral
researcher to investigate the mechanisms of sporulation in the pathogen C. difficile.
The laboratory employs a variety of in vitro and in vivo approaches to explore the genetic
mechanisms and nutritional cues involved in spore formation, including molecular biology,
biochemistry, and animal models of disease. Basic requirements include a Ph.D. in Microbiology,
Molecular Biology, or a related area. Successful applicants will have a publication record,
strong oral and written communication skills, and the ability to work effectively with others.
Highly desired skills include experience in bacterial genetics, biochemistry, metabolomics, or
animal models of infection.
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.
Preferred Qualifications (optional) Ph.D. in Microbiology, Molecular Biology, or related field. Postdoctoral Position in Bacterial Pathogenesis
Salary is based on the NIH scale and includes benefits. Interested individuals should
send a cover letter stating research interests and suitability for this position, a RESUME,
and the names and email for three reference.
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