Postdoctoral Position - Lyme Disease Pathogenesis

UConn Health
Farmington, Connecticut
August 21 2018
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Postdoctoral Position – Lyme Disease Pathogenesis

A postdoctoral position is available to study the molecular pathogenesis of Lyme disease, more specifically the role of the alternative sigma factor RpoS and the signaling molecule cyclic-di-GMP in tick-to-mammal transmission of Borrelia burgdorferi and persistence of mammalian infection. The project involves the use of mutagenesis, fluorescent reporters, and various microscopy techniques, including live-imaging confocal microscopy, to elucidate regulatory mechanisms and physiological/pathogenesis-related functions of individual genes in ticks and mice. A Ph.D., as well as a background in microbiology, microbial genomics/bioinformatics, proficiency with recombinant DNA and RNA techniques, and a solid understanding of prokaryotic gene regulation are required. Prior experience with advanced microscopy techniques is desirable. Please email curriculum vitae and the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of references to Dr. Justin Radolf (, UConn Health, Farmington, CT 06030-3715.

UConn Health is an affirmative action employer, in addition to an EEO and M/F/V/PWD/PV employer.

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