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Post-Doc Research Assoc

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, TN

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Post-Doctoral Researcher

Description: The laboratory of Dr. Jeremiah Johnson in the Department of Microbiology at the University of Tennessee is seeking an experienced and highly-motivated post-doctoral researcher fellow to join our dedicated and inclusive team. We are leaders in the identification and characterization of bacterial and host factors that are responsible for infection and disease by the bacterial pathogen, Campylobacter jejuni. In addition, we use this information to develop strategies to reduce human infections and disease. These goals are accomplished using a combination of molecular approaches, cutting-edge technologies, and various models of bacterial infection. The selected individual will work with Dr. Johnson to maintain laboratory operations, and advance the above objectives of the research program.


    Perform research related to the above research goals.Ensure that the laboratory remains organized and that research integrity is maintained.Assist in the training of research personnel, including undergraduate and graduate students.Be involved in the preparation and dissemination of scientific manuscripts and presentations.Aid the group in preparing and adhering to institutional safety and research regulations, including existing EHS, IACUC, IBC, and IRB protocols.Manage the ordering and maintenance of laboratory supplies and equipment.Assist with forming and enacting a laboratory budget for the group.
Minimum qualifications:

    PhD in microbiology.Previous work using animal models of C. jejuni infection.Experience with aseptic technique and growing C. jejuni cultures.Extensive background using molecular techniques (e.g., PCR, protein purification, western blot) to characterize C. jejuni.Experience using immunological techniques (e.g., ELISA, flow cytometry, immunofluorescence microscopy) to study host responses to C. jejuni.A background using primary or immortalized animal or human tissues or cell lines to study C. jejuni infection.
About the Department of Microbiology and the University of Tennessee

The Department of Microbiology values the quality of life of all its members, and we are committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse community and to supporting the intercultural goals of the University. Knoxville is an exciting and affordable city that has undergone a vibrant civic revitalization over the past several years and is being recognized as one of the most exciting 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.

Job: Research Professional
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-knoxville
Organization: Microbiology
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Mar 22, 2023, 8:14:26 AM


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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