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Employment

Positions Available

Postdoctoral Research Associate

A postdoctoral research associate position in the Department of Microbiology, Oregon State University, is available starting May 2009 for research in marine microbiology. This is a fulltime, 12-month, fixed-term position. We are seeking scientists with experience and a record of publications in some combination of the following: microbial genomics, metagenomics, proteomics, biochemistry, physiology, and ecology. Potential projects include bioinformatics analyses of genomic and metagenomic data, cell culturing, physiological characterization of novel microbial species, and mass spectrometry/ metabolomics studies aimed at understanding microbial interactions with organic matter in the oceans. Info: http://microbiology.science.oregonstate.edu. To view a complete list of qualifications and apply visit http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. Posting 0003793. Closing Date: 04/01/09. OSU is an AA/EOE.

Postdoctoral Positions

Postdoctoral positions available immediately: (1) Molecular studies of development and pathogenesis of Legionella pneumophila in host cell models including C. elegans, and (2) Molecular studies of acid pH chemotaxis, acid acclimation and regulation of cellular redox in Helicobacter pylori. The Legionella positions will involve use of molecular tools (controllable promoters and antisense RNA knockdowns) to dissect regulatory networks controlling stages of cyst development, assembly of outer membrane proteins and host immune mechanisms in C. elegans. The Helicobacter
positions will involve site- directed mutagenesis, antisense knockdowns, and use of surrogate hosts to reconstruct these acid survival systems. Both programs are supported by NIH R01 grants and are interfaced with a U01 program to develop nextgeneration antimicrobials. Experience with recombinant DNA techniques and molecular biology is essential, and experience with protein purification, enzymology, transcription factors, proteomics/bioinformatics, and organismal models is especially desirable. Send curriculum vitae and the names of three references to Dr. Paul S. Hoffman, Division of Infectious Diseases and International Health, Department of Medicine, University of Virginia, 2146 MR4 Bldg, 409 Lane Rd, Charlottesville, Va., 22908. Phone, (434) 924–2893; fax, (434) 924–0075; e-mail, psh2n@virginia.edu. The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Medical Technologist

Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, Washington, has openings for individuals who are experienced in the general field of medical technology who can perform routine and specialized procedures in the following areas of chemistry; hematology, bacteriology, mycology, virology, parasitology, immunology, immunohematology (blood banking), clinical chemistry (including endocrinology and toxicology), serology, urinalysis and related subspecialties. Qualified candidate must be a U.S. Citizen and have a degree in medical technology, chemistry, or biology or a fully 4-year course of study that included or was supplemented by at least 12 months that included a college or hospital-based medical technology program; or have a Medical Technologist/Clinical Laboratory Scientist certification by one of the national accreditation agencies. For additional information, please contact Colonel Cathy Leppiaho at 253–968-1880 or forward resume via e-mail cathy.leppiaho@us.army.mil or fax 253–968-1084.


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