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The Salama laboratory in the Human Biology Division seeks a thoughtful individual to work with an interactive group of scientists investigating bacterial and host factors that allow the human ulcer causing bacteria, Helicobacter pylori, to establish infections, cause disease, and predispose individuals to developing gastric cancer.
The post-doctoral fellow will work closely with the PI, Dr. Nina Salama, and will be responsible for performing and analyzing H. pylori infection experiments using murine and cell culture infection models as well as engineering recombinant strains for these studies.
Additional expectations include daily electronic documentation of lab work, summarizing and reporting data in an organized fashion, meeting with collaborators, and writing papers.
The successful candidate will be a scientifically driven individual, with a track record of productive research demonstrated by at least one first author publication, with excellent communication skills and who enjoys working in a highly collaborative environment.
A recent PhD degree in Microbiology, Cellular & Molecular Biology or a closely related field
Strong knowledge in molecular microbiology
Expertise in genetic and genomic analyses
Advanced training and experience with in microbial and cell culture
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