PhD in a Microbiology, Molecular Biology, or Biochemistry or a related field of study
Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel
Experience in molecular mycology is preferred, and applicants should be well versed in technologies such as CRISPR-Cas9, RNAi etc.
Experience with host interactions
Past experience working with mouse models for fungal pathogens
Strong background in the molecular biology of microorganisms (fungal genetic manipulation)
Experience in immunology and recombinant protein chemistry
Ability to work as a member of a team
Description of Duties:
The position will be a part of a bustling NIH funded research environment that is active in areas of molecular biology, fungal immunology and pathogenesis of fungal/bacterial organisms and drug development.
The research projects focus on identifying signaling pathways governing biofilm dispersal in Candida albicans, and will utilize medicinal chemistry approaches to discover novel inhibitors of biofilm formation and dispersal.
Cloning, CRISP-CAs, RNA, other molecular approaches to make mutants in fungi/bacteria