PD - Post Doctoral
Post Doctoral Fellow
Microbiology and Immunology
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VCU Health System?
Does this position require a pre-placement medical
Is any portion of this position grant-funded?
Yes - Continuation of this position depends on funding of the
Yes- A pre-employment fingerprint background check will be
Description of the Job
A postdoctoral fellow position is available in the laboratory of
Dr. Jason A. Carlyon in the Department of Microbiology and
Immunology at Virginia Commonwealth University. The successful
candidate will participate in NIH -funded projects studying the
arthropod vector-transmitted obligate intracellular bacterial
pathogens, Orientia tsutsugamushi and Anaplasma phagocytophilum.
Projects include bacterial effector characterization, bacterial
modulation of host cell processes, signaling, ubiquitylation,
adhesin-receptor interactions, vaccine development, and developing
genetic manipulation approaches for these organisms. Highly
motivated, hard-working, and technically skilled applicants are
welcomed to apply.
Candidate must have a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree and have a strong
background in cell and molecular biology, biochemistry, and any of
the aforementioned research areas.
Candidates are expected to be very motivated for career
development, committed to driving federally funded high impact and
high-quality research, able to work independently, and have good
written and oral communication skills.
Experience studying intracellular pathogens, bacterial
pathogenesis, cellular microbiology, ubiquitylation, Nf-kappaB
signaling and proficiency in genetic manipulation of bacteria,
yeast toxicity and suppressor screening are areas of knowledge that
Job Open Date
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Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
Submit a cover letter, a current CV with a publication list, and
contact information (including phone numbers) of three
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
Optional & Required Documents
- Cover Letter/Letter of Application
- Curriculum Vitae (CV)
- Diversity Statement (Required for all Faculty)