Postdoctoral Fellow

University of the Sciences

Philadelphia, PA

ID: 7055460
Posted: January 22, 2019

Job Description

We are recruiting a postdoctoral fellow to work on a suite of projects relating to the cell cycle, biofilm formation, and chronic infections in members of the alphaproteobacteria. The primary model organisms include Brucella abortus and Agrobacterium tumefaciens. The successful applicant will have significant experience in molecular microbiology and an interest in bacterial cell and developmental biology. Expertise in protein purification and/or confocal microscopy is highly desirable, but not required. A Ph.D. (or equivalent) is required. Degree candidates graduating prior to March,1 2019, may be considered.

The postdoctoral scientist will work closely with the principal investigator (Jason Heindl, Ph.D.) to design and execute experiments exploring regulatory processes underlying differentiation events in single cells and within biofilm-associated cells. This research will focus in particular on a complex signaling pathway, the DivK-CtrA pathway, which is well conserved among alphaproteobacteria. In addition to research duties the postdoctoral scientist will train and supervise other members of the lab, will analyze data and prepare manuscripts for publication, and will seek out opportunities for funding.

The initial period of employment is for one year. Following this, employment is contingent upon continued funding and candidate performance.

To be considered for this position please upload the following components: a cover letter describing your interest and how your background makes you a good fit for the position; a current curriculum vitae including a listing of relevant publications; contact information for three references. Please address all materials and correspondence to Dr. Jason Heindl (


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