Postdoctoral Researcher

Employer
Western University of Health Sciences
Location
Lebanon, Oregon
Salary
commensurate with experience and similar positions at our institution
Posted
December 30 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia
Job Type
Postdoc

Postdoctoral Researcher

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Michelle Steinauer at the Western University of Health Sciences campus in Oregon to work on an NIH funded project aimed at Identifying schistosomiasis resistance genes of snail vectors in hotspot transmission zones in Kenya. The workflow will include a genome wide association study using wild vectors (Biomphalaria sudanica) from areas of high schistosomiasis transmission, as well as testing candidate genes in laboratory populations of snails. The postdoc will work collaboratively with our co-investigators at Oregon State University, Harvard, University of New Mexico, and the Kenya Medical Research Institute. Opportunities to work onsite in Kenya will be available.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will have substantial expertise in molecular/cellular biology or immunology. Strongly desired qualifications include experience with RNAi and/or alternative gene knockdown/knockout techniques and qPCR. Other desired expertise include bioinformatics and a background in experimental infections.  Candidates should be enthusiastic about collaborative and interdisciplinary research, supporting ongoing projects in the laboratory, training medical students and students from Kenya. Strong written and verbal communication skills are essential.

Questions or Applications should be addressed to Michelle Steinauer (msteinauer@westernu.edu), with “Postdoc Opportunity” in the subject line. Applicants should send a letter describing their interest in the available position, relevant skills and experiences, a CV, and contact information for three references.

The Northwest Campus of the Western University of Health Sciences is located in Lebanon, Oregon, a small town just 20 miles east of Corvallis, OR (home of Oregon State University). The area boasts the beauty of the Pacific Northwest and many outdoor recreational opportunities.  

Apply for Postdoctoral Researcher

Already uploaded your resume? Sign in to apply instantly

Apply

Upload from your computer

Or import from cloud storage

Your Resume must be a .doc, .pdf, .docx, .rtf, and no bigger than 1Mb


Upload from your computer

Or import from cloud storage

Your Supplementary Documents must be a .doc, .pdf, .docx, .txt, .rtf, and no bigger than 1Mb


4000 characters left

Marketing Communication

We'd love to send you information about Jobs and Services from Science Careers by email.

All emails will contain a link in the footer to enable you to unsubscribe at any time.


When you apply for a job we will send your application to the named recruiter, who may contact you. By applying for a job listed on Science Careers you agree to our terms and conditions and privacy policy. You should never be required to provide bank account details. If you are, please email us.

Similar jobs

Similar jobs