The Kroken Lab at Loyola University Chicago Department of Microbiology and Immunology is recruiting a full-time postdoc with interest and expertise in host-pathogen interactions and/or ocular surface biology. Our lab studies the pathogenesis of contact lens-related infections, primarily focused on Pseudomonas aeruginosa, using a wide array of methods. Our strength is quantitative time-lapse imaging of live samples. This position and project are funded by a newly awarded R01 grant from the National Eye Institute.
For more information, please visit krokenlab.com.
Responsibilities are flexible according to discussions between the applicant and the PI.
Interested candidates should include:
1. Cover letter describing prior research experience and future research interests
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Names and contact information for 3 references
Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, or related field. The successful candidate will have a strong background in bacteriology, molecular biology, tissue culture, and also the ability to conduct his/her research independently. Applicants with a knowledge base in Python and confocal/multi-photon microscopy would be preferred.
Loyola University Chicago, a private university founded in 1870 as St. Ignatius College, is one of the nation's largest Jesuit, Catholic Universities and the only one located in Chicago. Loyola University Chicago is comprised of four campuses: Lake Shore (LSC), Water Tower (WTC), Health Sciences (HSC), and the John Felice Rome Center in Italy, and is home to ten schools and colleges: arts and sciences, business administration, communication, education, graduate studies, law, medicine, nursing, continuing and professional studies, and social work. Loyola also features course locations in Beijing, China; Saigon-Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Vernon Hills, Illinois (Cuneo Mansion and Gardens); and a Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock, Illinois. Recognizing Loyola's excellence in education, U.S.News and World Report has ranked Loyola consistently among the "top national universities" in its annual publications. Loyola is among a select group of universities recognized for community service and engagement by prestigious national organizations like the Carnegie Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service.