The University of Southern Mississippi invites applicants for a full-time, post-doctoral fellow position in the Department of Biological Sciences.
This position seeks a highly motivated candidate to study tick-pathogen interaction. This position provides an excellent training opportunity in tick functional genomics. The research focuses on pathogen-induced vector gene expression and functional genomics studies of the tick sialome. The successful candidate must be capable of working independently in an interdisciplinary environment, should demonstrate a track record of publication, and have strong written and oral communication skills.
Duties and Responsibilities:
1) Think and function independently, work as a team member and possess excellent written and oral communications skills
2) Perform independent in the area of vector functional genomics with a minimum supervision
3) May be required to supervise, directly or indirectly, the work of undergraduates
4) Organize and produce written reports and manuscripts, i.e., research progress reports, manuscripts and patent applications
Qualifications and Experience:
Ph.D. or M.D. with strong molecular biology experience is required. Background in microbiology or bioinformatics or immunology is a plus.
Proven ability to effectively interact with other members of a research group
Starting Date: January 15, 2013
The position is based at the Hattiesburg campus.
To ensure full consideration, complete application materials should be submitted to the Southern Miss website at https://jobs.usm.edu  (job posting #0002483) by December 1, 2013. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
For inquires about the position, contact Dr. Shahid Karim at firstname.lastname@example.org  or 601.266.6232.
The University: Founded in 1910, The University of Southern Mississippi is a comprehensive doctoral and research-extensive university fulfilling its mission of being a leading university in engaging and empowering individuals to transform lives and communities. The University of Southern Mississippi, which enrolls approximately 17,000 students each year, is the only dual-campus university in Mississippi with campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach. Six additional teaching and research sites are located on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and in Meridian. Learn more at www.usm.edu .
As Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.