Postdoctoral Scientist

San Antonio, Texas
April 13 2021
Req. 185
Position Type
Full Time
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Eradicating infectious diseases has remained constant throughout our history and the values on which Texas Biomed was built:  Teamwork, Integrity, Diversity, Excellence and Safety.

As a national leader among independent research institutes working exclusively on infectious diseases, Texas Biomedical Research Institute, located in San Antonio, TX, is discovering and sharing critical breakthroughs needed by scientists to help protect you, your families and the global community from the threats of infectious diseases.

Since its founding in 1941 by Thomas B. Slick Jr., the Texas Biomedical Research Institute (Texas Biomed) has gained worldwide recognition in scientific and academic communities for the quality of its basic research.

The Institute’s combination of unique resources, including its more than 75 PhD scientists, is powering a new approach to research that is accelerating the development of diagnostics, therapies and vaccines for the world’s deadliest infections.

Texas Biomedical Research Institute is dedicated to the advancement of human health through basic and translational research into the nature, causes, prevention and eradication of diseases.  Our scientific programs and research resources are focused in the following areas: 

Scientific Programs: Host-Pathogen Interactions; Disease Intervention & Prevention; Population Health

Research Resources: Scientific Cores; High Containment; Southwest National Primate Research Center

Job Summary

Postdoctoral Scientist

Postdoctoral Scientist position in Molecular Biology, Virology, Microbiology and Immunology is available in the laboratories of Dr. Luis Martinez-Sobrido and Dr. Jordi B. Torrelles. The candidate will work on funded U.S. Department of Defense projects involving testing surface disinfectants and aerosol sanitizing devices in vitro and in vivo against respiratory pathogens, including SARS-CoV-2. Drs. Martinez-Sobrido and Torrelles laboratories are interested in the identification and characterization of new prophylactic and therapeutic countermeasures to combat microbial infections.

The postdoctoral scientist will work with a vibrant and international collaborative group of virologists cell biologists, aerobiologists and immunologists in direct interaction/collaboration with other researchers at Texas Biomed and other research institutes.

Requirements for this position are: Ph.D. degree in molecular biology, microbiology, virology or immunology. Ideal candidate should have training and experience in molecular biology, immunology, virology and animal work.

Experience working in a biosafety Level 3 environment (e.g. cultivation of viral and bacterial strains under BSL-3 conditions).

Experience working with rodents (mouse/hamsters) (e.g. multiple routes infections/treatments, necropsies, tissue processing, cell isolation, bacterial and viral titers, etc).

Experience in basic immunology techniques such as cell isolation and culture, ELISA; flow cytometry, cell separation techniques.

Strong English written and oral communication skills. Computer skills (Software: Proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, GraphPad Prism and/or others). Must be a team player.

Preferred:  Experience with aerobiology. Experience in basic molecular techniques such as DNA & RNA extraction from cells, performing polymerase chain reaction; qRT-PCR, primer design.

Please include a statement of research interest with your application.

This is a full time salaried (exempt) position with some work outside of standard office hours. Texas Biomed business hours are Mondays through Fridays 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Texas Biomed is committed to a drug-free workplace.  Pre-employment drug screen is required.

Benefits include health, dental, vision, life, AD&D, and long-term disability insurances. Educational assistance program, PTO, retirement plan.

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