NRC postdoctoral position at U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID)

Frederick, Maryland (US)
Full details provided on the NRC Research Associate Programs website
January 09 2019
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A NRC postdoctoral position is available in Dr. David DeShazer’s laboratory for a highly motivated candidate interested in Burkholderia pseudomallei secretion systems, molecular pathogenesis and vaccine development. Dr. DeShazer is in the Bacteriology Division at USAMRIID in Frederick, MD. The laboratory is interested in characterizing novel virulence factors of B. pseudomallei, understanding the regulation of virulence factor gene expression and gaining a better understanding of the basic biology of this pathogen. The use of alternative models of infection to study bacterial pathogenesis is also a focus of the laboratory. In addition, we are interested in testing novel melioidosis vaccine candidates in animal models of infection. Ideal applicants will have:

·         A Ph.D. degree in Microbiology with experience in molecular biology and bacterial pathogenesis

·         At least two published first author papers and demonstrated verbal communication skills

·         Experience working in a biosafety level-3 (BSL-3) laboratory

·         Experience working with rodent models of infection

·         Ability to communicate and work effectively with others

USAMRIID is a subordinate research laboratory under the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command and is the lead medical biological defense research laboratory for the DOD Chemical Biological Defense Program. For additional information about USAMRIID and Fort Detrick, please visit and

Ft. Detrick is located in Frederick, MD, in the heart of Frederick County. It is located approximately a one hour drive from Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, MD, and adjoins Virginia, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania. Frederick County offers an array of experiences: historic sites and museums; Civil War attractions; 90 national, state, county and municipal parks; a zoo; minor league baseball; antique and mall shopping; and many fine restaurants and hotels.

To Apply

Qualified applicants should email the following documents to Dr. DeShazer (

1.    One-page cover letter

2.    Curriculum vitae

3.    Contact information for at least three professional references

Once selected, the candidate will apply online through the NRC Research Associate Programs website (RO# 97.20.00.B8572).

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