Position Description

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Department Infectious Disease-1138
Location The Lundquist Institute - Torrance, CA
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Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • PHD- Microbiology specifically in the area of MRSA and other Staph.
  • Microbial physiology skills, especially with bicarbonate  
  • Spectrophotometry          
  • Western blotting    
  • Writing skills          
  • Handling small animals   
  • Molecular genetics in Staphylococci  
  • Antimicrobial peptide experience



Description of Duties

  • Molecular genetics of constructing specific mutants in MRSA for use in key experiments;
  • Antimicrobial susceptibilities    
  • Analyze staphylococcal membranes for their interaction with bicarbonate   
  • Infecting animals with staphylococcal gene constructs   
  • Inducing catheter mediated vascular infections      
  • Grant writing to obtain independent funding
  • Candidate will be expected to develop research to write grants and obtain research funding in order to achieve independence toward becoming a Faculty member in an academic university or college
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