The Bondy-Denomy lab is seeking a Junior/Assistant/Associate/Full Specialist to join our group and contribute to new and ongoing projects. Our lab's primary interest is in understanding the mechanisms that underly interactions between bacteriophages and their hosts. We apply bioinformatics, genetics, and biochemistry to discover and characterize the molecules that dictate the success or failure of phage infection. For example, we have previously identified phage-encoded anti-CRISPR proteins that inhibit diverse CRISPR-Cas systems and are currently characterizing numerous phages that evade CRISPR-Cas in other ways. We are also working on numerous new anti-phage "immune systems" encoded by bacteria. The candidate will be a lab manager and will be expected to manage day-to-day lab operations, including organizing the lab space, ensuring equipment maintenance, ordering, and ensuring compliance with all lab safety guidelines. Therefore, it is expected that the candidate is highly organized and has excellent communication and interpersonal skills. The candidate will also be expected to help in generation and maintenance of tools, and perform biochemical and molecular biology techniques in support of their own project an dothers. An exceptional candidate will lead their own independent project, develop new ideas, and be involved in manuscript preparation, when necessary.
Required Qualifications: * Excellent organizational and interpersonal communication skills (verbal and written) * Willingness and ability to learn new methods and skills for changing research priorities. * Ability to work independently and as a member of a research team. * Ability to prioritize tasks, coordinate work tasks with others, and meet multiple deadlines. * Must have (or be in process of obtaining) a bachelor's degree (or equivalent degree) in a Life Science Discipline or four years of relevant research experience to be appointed at the Junior rank. * Must have (or be in process of obtaining) a master's degree (or equivalent degree) in a Life Science Discipline or at least five to ten years of relevant research experience to be appointed at the Assistant or Associate ranks. * Must have (or be in process of obtaining) a terminal degree (or equivalent degree) in a Life Science Discipline or at least ten or more years of relevant research experience to be appointed at the Full rank.
Preferred Qualifications: * Detailed knowledge of microbiology and molecular genetics * Experience performing biochemical techniques * Skills in molecular biology techniques, including working with DNA, protein (immunoprecipitation and Western blotting), RNA extraction, qPCR and qRT-PCR analysis, and standard biochemical assays * Experience in mentoring graduate students or other trainees * Proficiency in writing grants and/or manuscripts is helpful
We are seeking at least a 1-year commitment. Depending on performance and workload, opportunities for independent research, mentorship of other trainees, and scientific writing will be available.
Applicants must meet requirements by the time of appointment.
Documents Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V. Cover Letter (Optional) Statement of Research (Optional) Statement of Teaching (Optional) Statement of Contributions to Diversity (Optional) Misc / Additional (Optional)
References 2 references required (contact information only)
Curriculum Vitae - CV must clearly list current and/or pending qualifications (e.g. board eligibility/certification, medical licensure, etc.).
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