Postdoctoral Position, Microbiology
Position Type: Postdoctoral Position at the NIH
Position Title: Postdoctoral Position, Microbiology
Position Description: A post-doctoral scientist position is available offering an opportunity to study bacteria that have significant antimicrobial resistance. In particular, carbapenemase-producing organisms have become a worldwide threat and understanding the mechanisms of spread of these resistant bacteria is very important to stop preventable deaths, especially given the number of vulnerable patients receiving complex medical care today. We have previously completed extensive genomic and epidemiological analysis of these organisms in patients and the environment and noted differences in species, plasmid diversity, and susceptibility profiles, but with particular similarities in plasmid backbones. We are now extending this work. We use a combination of traditional microbiology, molecular biology, and next generation sequencing/bioinformatics to study bacterial pathogens, with a focus on clinical isolates of epidemiologic significance.
Our group is located within the Microbiology Service, Department of Laboratory Medicine, NIH Clinical Center on the main Bethesda NIH campus.
- Ph.D. in biology, microbiology, molecular biology, biochemistry, genomics, or related discipline.
- Prior experience in microbiology.
- Ability to conduct research independently and work collaboratively with other scientists required.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, CV, and the names of three references by email to Karen Frank:
Karen M. Frank, M.D., Ph.D., D(ABMM)
Department of Laboratory Medicine
National Institutes of Health
Building 10, Room 2C-306
10 Center Drive MSC 1508
Bethesda, MD 20892-1508
Ph: (301) 402-9559
Pager (301) 828-7383
Fax: (301) 435-8878
Employer Name: Clinical Center, NIH
Position Location: Bethesda, MD
Application Deadline Date: no date specified, so ad will run for 90 days
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