Postdoctoral Fellow

Employer
University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB)
Location
Galveston, Texas
Salary
Salary – Commensurate with experience $54,840 or at the NIH Standard (based on experience)
Closing date
Feb 13, 2023

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Discipline
Life Sciences, Cell Biology, Immunology, Virology
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
Postdoc Fellowship
Organization Type
Academia

A postdoctoral position is available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Thomas Geisbert to study the pathogenesis of Ebola, Marburg, Lassa, CCHF, Nipah, and/or Hendra viruses and to develop countermeasures against these agents.  Applicants must have a Ph.D. or M.D. with a background in virology or pathology. The candidate must have experience working with infectious agents or laboratory experience working with animals. The candidate should be highly motivated and must be able to plan and perform experiments in an independent manner with minimal supervision. The applicant will also be responsible for writing papers, protocols, and lab reports associated with these projects. The applicant must meet all State and Federal requirements necessary for working with Select Agents.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Plan and perform experiments independently
  • Prepare lab reports
  • Writes protocol
  • Interacts with graduate students
  • Capable of presenting data at meeting

MARGINAL OR PERIODIC FUNCTIONS:

  • Performs related duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS / ABILITIES:

  • Ability to plan and perform experiments independently
  • Ability to observe and record experiments/research and report accurately
  • Writing skills for protocols, reports, journal manuscripts and funding applications
  • Mentoring and teaching skills for interaction with graduate students
  • Presentation skills

REQUIRED EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE:

Ph. D, M.D, D.O., or D.V.M in related field. Knowledge in the relevant scientific discipline with increasing professional achievement. Applicants should be highly motivated, able to conduct independent research.

PREFERRED EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE:

Experience in a BSL-3 or BSL-4 work environment is preferred but not required.

Hiring Manager

Thomas Geisbert, PhD, Professor/ Ann Higgins

Salary – Commensurate with experience

$54,840 or at the NIH Standard (based on experience)

WORKING ENVIRONMENT/LOCATION OF POSITION:

Standard office and laboratory environment at UTMB’s main campus, Galveston National Laboratory. 

 

 

Equal Opportunity Statement

“UTMB Health strives to provide equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.  As a Federal Contractor, UTMB Health takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.”

 

UTMB has several highly interactive research centers, biomedical institutes, and a national biocontainment laboratory with excellent infrastructure to conduct research at BSL2, -3 and -4 on diverse animal models of infectious diseases. The Department, with 41 full-time faculty members, is ranked among the top of its peer departments in NIH funding.

Interested candidates should apply to Requisition # 2202642, Postdoctoral Fellow via the UTMB careers website at https://www.utmb.edu/hr/careers/

 

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