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Post Doctoral Fellow

Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Closing date
Aug 16, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Medicine, Other Health & Medicine, Pharmacology, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences, Other Science & Technology
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Full Time
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Job Code/Title PD - Post Doctoral Position Number P00001 Working Title Post Doctoral Fellow Department Microbiology and Immunology Organizational Overview

At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity, service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. A premier, urban, public research university nationally recognized as one of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place to work. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supported and your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leave package, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and an opportunity to do mission-driven work.

Recruitment Pool All Applicants Anticipated Hiring Range Commensurate Campus MCV Campus Position Type Post Doc Hours/Week Normal work days Normal work hours Job Category Research Does this position provide patient or clinical services to the VCU Health System? No Does this position require a pre-placement medical assessment? No Is any portion of this position grant-funded? Yes - Continuation of this position depends on funding of the grant. Sensitive Position Yes- A pre-employment fingerprint background check will be required. Resource Critical No 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.

Required Qualifications

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.

Preferred Qualifications

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 are preferred.

Job Open Date 01/07/2021 Remove from posting on or before Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

Submit a cover letter, a current CV with a publication list, and contact information (including phone numbers) of three references

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  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  3. Diversity Statement (Required for all Faculty)
  4. Publications
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