Postdoctoral Research Fellow-Microbiology

Creighton Univ, Omaha
Salary commensurate with experience
November 16 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

A NIH-funded postdoctoral position in the laboratory of Dr. Jason Bartz is available for highly motivated candidates who are interested in prion diseases. Our group studies prion strain biology, prion pathogenesis and the environmental fate of prions. We are interested in training a postdoctoral fellow in areas of prion strain evolution using a combination of cutting-edge in vitro techniques and in vivo transmission studies. We are interested in understanding the molecular basis of how prion strains evolve and adapt to new environments and how strain tropism, strain interference and strain dynamics contribute to this process. The candidate will be expected to develop the project independently and will also have the opportunity to interact and participate in other studies of our multidisciplinary group of prion researchers. Our group highly values creativity and independence in a collaborative and collegial academic environment.

Successful candidates will have a recent doctorate in areas related to protein misfolding diseases or virology, supported by strong publications. Prior experience in protein biochemistry or evolutionary biology would be advantageous.

Applicants should submit a single PDF that contains a cover letter, CV, relevant prior publications, and three references with contact information to

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.