Conduct research projects, including developing new project concepts, autonomy in experimental designs, data analysis, presentation and publication of experiment results.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- The research interest of this lab is to elucidate the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying pathological bone loss. The project open for this position involves the study of osteomyelitis (bone infection). The approaches include the use of genetically engineered mice and pathogenic bacterial strains.
- In concert with the principal investigator, the candidate is expected to design research protocols independently based on methods in the literature.
- The candidate is expected to present data at meetings, publish the results and assist with grant preparation.
Applicant must possess a doctoral level degree (Ph.D., M.D., Pharm.D. or equivalent).
- Excellent skills in cell culture and molecular biology, mouse genotyping, plasmid and retrovirus preparation and gene transfer, and protein analysis (Western blot, FACS, IHC/IF and ELISA).
- Previous microbiology experience, especially with bacterial culture and genetic manipulation would be a plus, as would experience with whole animal imaging approaches such as bioluminescence imaging or microCT.
- Strong written and oral communication skills are also essential, including a demonstrated ability to publish research results as peer-reviewed journal articles.
- The applicant must demonstrate computer literacy including the ability to use a variety of software packages to store, analyze and present data (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc).
- The applicant should be highly motivated, eager and quick to learn, careful, organized, and reliable.
- The candidate must be able to work independently and communicate with laboratory staff and collaborating investigators.
Base pay commensurate with experience.