Post-Doctoral Research Associate (2 Positions) - Biomedical & Diagnostic Sciences

Knoxville, TN
Nov 11, 2020
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
DescriptionRegular Full-time, Pay Grade 00
Two postdoctoral positions in studying interactions of Ixodes scapularis ticks with human Rickettsial pathogen Anaplasma phagocytophilum are available immediately in the Department of Biomedical and Diagnostic Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Drs. Girish Neelakanta (PI) and Hameeda Sultana (Co-I) direct this program. The laboratories of Drs. Neelakanta and Sultana are well equipped and use multidisciplinary approaches such as microbiology, genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, bioinformatics, genomics and cell biology approaches to understand the interactions of human pathogens with vectors and their mammalian hosts.


Highly motivated and interested candidates with a Ph.D., degree in vector-borne diseases, molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry or microbiology are especially encouraged to apply. Candidates with strong background in using murine models, gene regulation, protein purification, protein-protein interactions and cell culture work are also encouraged to apply.

Applicants should send the following documents to Dr. Neelakanta at the earliest.

Email: [email protected]

•Complete curriculum vitae
•Statement of research interests/research accomplishments (2 page maximum)
•Three letters of recommendation
•Relevant publications

Job: Research Professional
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-Knoxville
Organization: Biomedical & Diagnostic Sciences
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Nov 10, 2020, 7:34:20 AM

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