PostDoctoral Research Associate (two positions)

Location
College Station, Texas
Salary
Commensurate with experience
Posted
March 08 2018
Ref
R002001, R002271
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia
Job Type
Postdoc

Two postdoctoral positions are available in the Department of Microbial Pathogenesis and Immunology at Texas A&M University, College of Medicine to the join the research groups of Drs. Jim Samuel, Kristin Patrick, and Robert Watson.   

The first position is a unique opportunity to leverage the Patrick/Watson lab’s multidisciplinary approach integrating cell biology, bacterial genetics, immunology, biochemistry, and systems biology, to elucidate how intracellular bacterial pathogens modulate cellular innate immune mechanisms in order to establish a niche.   See more information about our lab at http://thewatsonlab.com   The Watson lab is looking for someone to study how M. tuberculosis interfaces with the autophagy pathway to influence infection outcome with a particular focus on identifying bacterial factors that influence these interactions.

Interested applicants must apply at this link:  Patrick/WatsonLabPostDoc.R002001  and submit a letter of interest, current Curriculum Vitae, cover letter, and the names of three references to Robert O. Watson at thewatsonlab.tamhsc@gmail.com

The second position is a JOINT postdoctoral position in the Samuel and Patrick/Watson labs. This individual will be given the opportunity to utilize the expertise of two labs with diverse skill sets/approaches in the field of microbial pathogenesis.  We are looking for someone to study how Coxiella interfaces with host macrophages with a particular focus on the innate immune system. 

Interested applicants must apply at this link: Samuel/WatsonLabPostDoc.R002271 and submit a letter of interest, current Curriculum Vitae, cover letter, and the names of three references to Robert O. Watson at thewatsonlab.tamhsc@gmail.com  

Responsibilities for both positions include: primary data analysis and initial preparation of manuscripts and presentations, assisting other members of the research team as needed, and help with new grant submissions. Lab members are required to attend laboratory meetings, departmental seminars and journal club.

Applicants for both positions must have a Ph.D. Degree and experience working in a molecular biology, microbiology, and/or immunology lab. Those applicants with expertise in bacterial genetics and/or using knockout mice to study disease models will receive additional consideration. Applicants should also have outstanding interpersonal skills, a strong work ethic, and a passionate enthusiasm for host-pathogen interaction research.

Texas A&M Health Science Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.