Postdoctoral Scholar, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

State College, Pennsylvania
May 14 2018
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Postdoctoral Scholar, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

The Lindner Lab at The Pennsylvania State University ( is recruiting two (2) outstanding post-doctoral scientists for a NIH-funded (R01) project to focus on molecular mechanisms of Plasmodium transmission. We focus upon critical regulatory processes that the parasite has evolved in order to efficiently transmit between mammalian hosts and mosquito vectors. Ultimately we seek to exploit these weaknesses as novel targets for intervention. We are looking for Ph.D.-level candidates (or those who will receive their degree in the next 4-6 months) who are well trained in a related field (e.g. molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, bacteriology, microbiology, parasitology). Candidates will have at least one first-author paper in peer-reviewed journals (either published or accepted), will have strong experience in basic molecular biology and microbiology techniques, and will be willing to work with mice and mosquitoes. Above all, candidates must have a strong work ethic, superb organizational skills, and a keen attention to detail in order to be successful in this position. All necessary training will be provided to enable candidates to succeed. Experience in any of the following makes for an even more exceptional candidate: working with mice/mosquitoes, working in tissue culture, working with eukaryotic parasites (e.g. Plasmodium, Toxoplasma, Trypanosoma), and/or working with “Big Data” experiments (NGS, data management). The Lindner Lab is part of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the main campus of Penn State (University Park, PA), and is outfitted with several exceptional core facilities, including a world-class insectary. We are also a part of the Center for Malaria Research (CMaR) at Penn State, which is a collaborative community of 14+ research groups that investigate the entire life cycle of the parasite, as well as host-parasite interactions. The successful candidate will be offered competitive salary and benefits packages, as well as considerable professional development opportunities. Applicants must submit/upload a letter of interest, along with your CV, a brief description of your career goals, and the names and contact information for three scientific/ professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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