Multiple postdoctoral positions are available to study host-pathogen interactions in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine (Richmond, VA). Research will be conducted in the laboratory of Dr. Jason Carlyon. Available NIH-funded projects studying the obligate intracellular bacterial pathogens, Anaplasma phagocytophilum and Orientia tsutsugamushi, include bacterial effector characterization, bacterial modulation of host cell processes (e.g. ER stress, ubiquitination, lipid signaling, membrane traffic, metabolism, innate immune signaling), adhesin-receptor interactions, vaccine development, and developing genetic manipulation approaches for these organisms. Successful candidates should be PhD or MD/PhD graduates and have strong backgrounds in cell and molecular biology, biochemistry, and any of the aforementioned research areas. They 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. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Applicants should email a curriculum vitae, a letter describing research experience and career goals, the names and contact information for three referees, and anticipated availability date to:
Jason A. Carlyon, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Richmond, VA 23298