Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
About the Job
A position is immediately available in the lab of Ryan Hunter (Department of Microbiology & Immunology, University of Minnesota) for a highly motivated research associate to pursue a NIH-funded study focusing on the role of airway mucin degradation by bacteria in the progression of cystic fibrosis lung disease. In collaboration with the Division of Pulmonology and the Adult CF Treatment Center, this translational effort will leverage cutting-edge stable isotope probing technologies, genomics, imaging and mouse models of airway disease to probe in vivo bacterial activity and their interactions with the host epithelium. The ideal candidate will have a PhD in microbiology, biochemistry or related field, a strong publication record, and expertise in any of the following areas: microbial genetics, physiology & metabolism, FPLC/HPLC, animal infection models, and/or anaerobic bacterial culture. Computational experience is an asset, but not required.
The position term is for one year, but annually renewable depending on funding and performance. The successful candidate will receive training in professional development, clinical and translational research, cutting-edge microbial ecological approaches to the study of infectious disease, effective communication, and mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students. Start date is flexible.
75% Microbial ecological studies of CF patient samples Responsible for all aspects of a research study, including clinical sample collection, biochemical analysis of mucus samples derived from CF patients, bacterial infection models of vertebrate animals, high resolution imaging, and genetic manipulation of bacteria associated with advanced lung disease.
15% Publication and presentation of data Communicate research findings through publications in top-tier research journals in the field and via presentation at local, national, and international meetings.
10% Training and mentoring of undergraduates, fostering the development of junior lab members.
Minimum Qualifications: M.S. in microbiology, molecular biology, biochemistry or a related field.
Preferred Qualifications: Expertise in bacterial genetics & metabolism, vertebrate animal models, imaging and/or anaerobic bacterial culture. Expertise in any of the following areas: microbial genetics, physiology & metabolism, FPLC/HPLC, animal infection models, and/or anaerobic bacterial culture. Strong writing skills and publication record. Computational experience is an asset, but not required.
Internal Number: 323631
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