Requirements: Doctoral degree in microbiology and immunology or closely related field required, with up to 5 years post graduate experience. Ph.D. level scientist in bacteriology is needed in support of the NIAID BEI Resources program. Research program areas of interest should have an emphasis on pathogens of direct or potential relevance to infectious diseases and/or foodborne illness including, for example, Mycobacterium spp., Francisella spp., Yersinia spp., Bacillus anthracis, Burkholderia spp., Brucella spp., Listeria monocytogenes, Campylobacter spp., Clostridium spp., Vibrio spp., Salmonella spp., enteropathogenic, enterotoxigenic, or enteroinvasive E. coli. Responsibilities include enhancing diversity of collections holdings, development of assays for authentication of target organisms, and development of novel reagents supporting NIAID and ATCC initiatives. Candidates are expected to possess strong molecular skills and be experienced with culture of bacterial pathogens. Candidates with supervisory experience, hands-on experience for multiple pathogens and initiative to work in biocontainment up to BSL3+ are especially encouraged to apply.
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