60% laboratory research: The candidate will act as a project leader to conduct independent research to understand mechanisms of Mycobacterium tuberculosis persistence. This work will include performing experiments with M. tuberculosis in vitro, in infected macrophages, and in aerosol or intravenously infected mice. It will also include preparation of samples for Next-Gen sequencing and analysis of sequencing data sets. The candidate will maintain accurate experimental records of all data obtained.
25% scholarly activity: The candidate will work with the PI to prepare manuscripts for publication of research findings and to prepare applications for additional research funding.
15% supervisory: Supervision and training of undergraduate students and other lab personnel to assist with performance of laboratory research.
Candidates for this position must have a PhD and a minimum of 3 years post-doctoral experience in microbiology, immunology or a related field prior to the appointment start date. Candidates must have a substantial research and publication record. Candidates must also have experience with culturing virulent Mycobacterium tuberculosis under BSL-3 containment, mouse handling (including intravenous injections and aerosol infections), cultivation and infection of macrophages, and analysis of Next-gen sequencing data sets.
Experience preparing grant applications for research funding is preferred.
Internal Number: 334365
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