A Postdoctoral Fellow position is immediately available in the laboratory of Dr. Sumant Puri, Assistant Professor and co-director of the Oral Microbiome Research Laboratory at Temple University.
The research focus of this NIH-funded study is to understand the role of host iron levels in modulating Candida albicans pathogenesis and host’s innate and mucosal immune response against oral and gut commensal pathogens.
Duties/Responsibilities: The fellow will be responsible for experiments designed and carried out under the supervision of the PI; and participate in data analysis and manuscript preparation, along with routine lab maintenance.
Required experience: Experience in mice handling related to animal models of infection is a must, along with basic and advanced microbiology techniques, including MIC/MBC/time-kill assays, fungal/bacterial cultures, and biofilm assays; as well as experience with real time PCR, Western blotting, immunofluorescence techniques, flow cytometry, and extensive microscopy, including confocal. Experience in working with the yeast C. albicans is highly preferred and knowledge of transcriptomics will be considered an asset.
Minimum Qualifications: PhD in life science with 1-3 years of postdoctoral experience with practical knowledge of the techniques listed above.
Please send your CV, a cover letter, and contact information for three references to Dr. Sumant Puri (Assistant Professor) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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