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Postdoctoral Fellow

Hiring Organization:
Tulane National Primate Research Center

Date Posted:
2017-09-29

Position Description:
The Post-doctoral fellow will be a graduate in microbiology or immunology and have experience in performing experiments with Mycobacterium tuberculosis or another intracellular pathogen The fellow will be responsible for performing experiments in the level 2 and level 3 laboratories. The employee will be trained in Biosafety protocols by the Principal Investigator as well as by the Institutional Department of Biosafety. The fellow will design and perform experiments as outlined in funded grant applications and analyze data obtained from these. The fellow will also collaborate with the PI in the dissemination of this data in the form of abstracts, meeting presentations and peer-reviewed publications. The fellow will perform experiments involving host-mycobacterium interactions using in-vitro, murine and nonhuman primate models of TB. Specific and evidenced experience with microscopy, immunohistochemistry, RNAseq and flow cytometry is desired.

Qualifications/Experience:
General working knowledge of BSL2 and/or BSL3 bio-containment principles and protocols, both for animal and laboratory space
Ability to perform meticulous laboratory work with careful attention to detail, and in strict adherence to the Standard Operating Procedures
Familiarity with bio-molecular and animal research work
Strong organizational and computational skills
Strong command of English as a spoken as well as a written language
Collaborative personality and the ability to assist in the mentoring of graduate students

A doctoral degree in any Microbiology or Immunology; hands-on experience in recombinant DNA techniques and contemporary immunological techniques, as it relates to the infection biology of M. tuberculosis
At least two first author publications derived from doctoral work

Term of Appointment:
Fulltime

Application Deadline:
April 1, 2018

Contact Information:
Nadia Golden
18703 Three Rivers Road
Covington, LA 70433
USA

Telephone Number:
985-871-6605

Website:
https://selfservice.tulane.edu/OA_HTML/OA.jsp?page=/oracle/apps/irc/candidateSelfService/webui/VisVacDispPG&OAHP=IRC_EXT_SITE_VISITOR_APPL&OASF=IRC_VIS_VAC_DISPLAY&akRegionApplicationId=821&transactionid=363961822&retainAM=N&addBreadCrumb=RP&p_svid=12864&p_spid=253800&oapc=12&oas=gajHADvyqos32V1rZaxzCA..

E-mail Address:
nabraham@tulane.edu

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