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Postdoctoral Molecular Microbiologist

Posted by: ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE)

Posted date: Oct-05-2018

Location: Ames, IA

Position Description: The selected applicant will conduct basic and applied research on swine bacterial pathogens. Projects include identifying virulence factors and evaluating the molecular mechanisms used by swine bacterial pathogens, such as Bordetella bronchiseptica, Haemophilus parasuis, and Streptococcus suis, to colonize and cause disease. The selected applicantās main activities will include genetic modification of bacterial strains, performing biofilm assays, measuring swine immune responses, analyzing RNA and DNA sequencing data to identify genetic elements of diversity that contribute to disease outcomes, and evaluating pathogenesis using molecular tools both in cell culture and in swine infection studies.
Qualifications: To be eligible, applicants must have received a doctorate degree in Microbiology, Immunology, Molecular Biology or equivalent degree, within five years of the desired starting date. Relevant fields include microbiology, molecular biology, bioinformatics, and infectious diseases.
For more details and to apply, please see the following link: https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/ARS-VPRU-2018-980-0031
Job Title Postdoctoral Molecular Microbiologist
Post Details
Email tracy.nicholson(at)ars.usda.gov
Employer's Website orise.orau.gov
Job Discipline Job Discipline -> Microbiology
Job Classification Job Classification -> Postdoctoral Researcher
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Location Ames, IA
Key Words bacteria, virulence, DNA sequencing, RNA sequencing, immune responses, biofilm
Start Date 11/01/2018
Salary $59,246-71,012