A postdoctoral scientist position is available in Dr. Tafesses lab in the Department of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) in Portland, Oregon.
The research interest of the Tafesse lab includes 1) host lipid-pathogen interactions; 2) Identification of host factors essential for pathogenesis of viruses (flaviviruses that include Zika virus, Dengue virus, etc) and bacteria ( M. tuberculosis ) employing CRISPR/Cas9 genome-wide genetic screens; 3) generation of Alpaca-derived single-domain antibodies (also known as nanobodies) against the virulent factors of M. tuberculosis for diagnostic and/or therapeutic purposes. For more information please visit our website www.ohsu.edu/mmi/tafesse
Successful applicants will be generously offered with NIH guideline-based salary and benefits, in addition to being a member of a high-quality research team and a collaborative research environment of OHSU.
Key Responsibilities of this Position:
Designing and performing laboratory experiments.
Generally maintaining laboratory and research space, laboratory notebooks and logs, etc.
Participating in lab meetings, making contributions and submitting research for publication, submitting applications for research funding, presenting research at seminars, poster sessions and conferences.
PhD in related field of study
Strong research interest in the area of Microbiology/Immunology, Cell Biology or Biochemistry
Self-motivation, independent research ability, communication skills, and able to work in a team
Ability to work during normal working hours, and some evening and weekend work if necessary on occasion
Additional safety training will be required to work with cell lines/ infectious bacteria or viruses/ working within a BSL-2 environment
Ability to use dosimeter and adhere to radiological safety ordinances
Ability to work with laboratory animals
PhD in Microbiology or Immunology
Working with Mtb-Enc
Applicants should apply online, please upload a CV, research statement, and the contact information of references.
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