Post-Doctoral Research Associate - Microbiology

Knoxville, TN
Oct 20, 2020
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
DescriptionPost-Doctoral Research AssociateRegular Full-time
The Department of Microbiology at the University of Tennessee is seeking a post-doctoral research associate to study viruses (phages) that infect a member of the Roseobacter lineage of marine bacteria. This is a full-time, grant-funded position with 1 year of support, renewal up to 3 years, within the Department of Microbiology. The candidate will work on a project to investigate host-phage interactions and influence on competitiveness in marine niches. The associate will perform experiments designed to understand novel interactions between phage and host extrachromosomal elements (plasmids). The associate will work closely with other investigators, write reports and manuscripts and assist in advising and training of graduate and undergraduate research students.

A PhD in microbiology, or related field, and experience working with bacteriophage are expected. PhD candidates who have successfully defended their dissertation are also eligible to apply. Degree confirmation required prior to starting this position. 
Please include a cover letter, resume, a statement of research interests and the names of two references with online application. Questions should be addressed to Alison Buchan, Fite Professor of Microbiology ([email protected]).
About The University of Tennessee
The Department of Microbiology values the quality of life of all its members, and is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse community and to supporting the intercultural goals of the University. The Department of Microbiology is a dynamic and collaborative group of 18 faculty and ~50 graduate students that maintains close ties to nearby Oak Ridge National Lab. Knoxville is an exciting city that has undergone a vibrant civic revitalization over the past several years and is being recognized as one of the most up-and-coming regions in the country. Nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, Knoxville offers a broad spectrum of educational, recreational and cultural opportunities.

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admissions without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status. Eligibility and other terms and conditions of employment benefits at The University of Tennessee are governed by laws and regulations of the State of Tennessee, and this non-discrimination statement is intended to be consistent with those laws and regulations. In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, The University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the University. Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, and national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), ADA (disability), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN  37996-3560, telephone (865) 974-2498.  Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.

Job: Research Professional
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-Knoxville
Organization: Microbiology
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Oct 13, 2020, 8:42:52 AM

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