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Postdoctoral Associate
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Sep. 23, 2019
Title Postdoctoral Associate
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department Medicine
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Microbiology & Virology
    Immunology & Infectious Diseases
    Biochemistry & Cellular Biology

Posting Detail Information
Position Summary
The laboratory of Dr. Timothy F. Murphy is seeking an enthusiastic, self-motivated postdoctoral researcher to join our team dedicated to understanding mechanisms and developing new therapies for respiratory tract bacterial infections. The work focuses on infection in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and otitis media and takes a microbial genomics approach leveraging analysis of bacterial strains collected over 20 years (PNAS 115:E3256, 2018). Work involves:

  • Identifying virulence mechanisms through analysis of bacterial genomes
  • Construction of mutants
  • Studies involving in vitro and animal model systems and analysis of regulatory mechanisms, all with an aim to develop new therapies
    The successful candidate is:
  • Highly motivated
  • Well organized
  • Highly collaborative and has good communication skills
  • Prior experience with bioinformatics and/or microbial genomics is an advantage
    This is a two-year position with a potential for non-competitive renewal for additional years, contingent upon performance and funding.

Minimum Qualifications

  • PhD or other doctoral level degree in Microbiology, Immunology, Biochemistry or related fields
  • Strong research skills, experience in laboratory research, skilled in data analysis
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • History of peer-reviewed publications

Preferred Qualifications

  • Expertise and experience in bioinformatics and biostatistics
  • Experience in working with bacteria in the laboratory

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