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

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The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Location
Knoxville, TN
Closing date
Oct 22, 2021

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Post-Doctoral Research Associate - Biomedical & Diagnostic Sciences-2100000044

Three 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.



Qualifications
REQUIREMENTS:

 

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: Apr 8, 2021, 7:22:38 AM

Organization

Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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