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Post-Doctoral Research Associate - Biomedical & Diagnostic Sciences

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, TN

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Post-Doctoral Research Associate - Biomedical & Diagnostic Sciences

Regular Full-time, Pay Grade 00

Department of Biomedical and Diagnostic Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, The University of Tennessee, invites applications for a postdoctoral research associate position. We are seeking a highly motivated individual who has a broad knowledge base and experience in infectious diseases and laboratory management. Our laboratory focus on unravelling the pathogenesis, improving diagnostics, and developing vaccines for bacterial pathogens with a primary focus on Leptospira. The incumbent is expected to actively participate in the conception, design, and execution of research, publish research results in peer-reviewed scientific or technical journals, present results at conferences, seminars, and technical meetings, and assist in preparing grant proposals for funding. The candidate is expected to multi-task at a high level by performing genomics and proteomics research related to microbial diseases while supporting all aspects of laboratory function. Expereince in aseptic microbial culture techniques, cell culture practices, PCR, nucleic acid sequencing analysis, transcriptome sequencing and analysis, and next-generation sequencing methodology is desirable but not required.

This individual will also participate in training graduate/professional/undergraduate students, manage laboratory resources and equipment (ordering, equipment maintenance, etc.), while maintaining high health and safety standards. This individual is expected to prepare and maintain safety protocols and standards, write standard operating procedures applicable the research activities. Additional duties may be set in light of research needs and priorities. Proficiency in verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills, willinigness to  collaborate effectively in a multidisciplinary team environment is expected.


Minimum required qualification is a PhD. from a recognized institution. For candidates with a degree in veterinary medicine, the opportunity is available to get training in veterinary diagnostic microbiology to prepare for the ACVM board examination.

Annual salary US $40,000 with standard benefits offered through The University of Tennessee. Please reach out to Dr. Sree Rajeev at [email protected] for more information.


Job: Research Professional
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-knoxville
Organization: Biomedical & Diagnostic Sciences
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Jun 25, 2021, 3:35:55 PM


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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