Two NIH-funded postdoctoral positions are immediately available to study the role of quorum sensing pathways and metal acquisition systems in host-pathogen and pathogen-commensal interactions in Dr. Muthiah Kumaraswami’s laboratory at Houston Methodist Research Institute (HMRI). The candidate will employ a multidisciplinary approach to dissect the mechanisms of bacterial signaling pathways and understand the contribution of such signaling pathways to bacterial pathogenesis. The fellow will use a variety of genetic, biochemical, biophysical, structural, and mouse infection methods to identify novel cellular processes involved in bacterial pathogenesis with the long-term goal of targeting these processes for antibiotic/vaccine development. Some of the key areas we are currently investigating include the bacterial communication pathways, bacterial sensory systems regulating metal acquisition, and vaccine development studies.
Qualifications and Experience
Qualified candidates will have (or be about to obtain) a Ph.D. degree. The candidate is expected to have experience in basic microbiology methods, animal infection studies and preferably knowledge on protein chemistry and structure. The ability to work in a team, and good organizational and communication skills in English are also desired. Applicants should send a CV with a description of current and future research interests, representative pdfs of publications, and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of three references to: firstname.lastname@example.org. A minimum of 3-year stay is preferred. An excellent, comprehensive benefits package is offered at HMRI.
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