Positions Available


Postdoctoral Researcher


The research groups of Drs. Chris Francis and Craig Criddle at Stanford University are seeking a postdoctoral researcher with expertise in microbial community analysis for work on full-scale bioreactor, with an emphasis on nitrifying communities. Candidates should have doctoral degrees in environmental microbiology or a closely related field and experience with molecular methods of microbial community analysis. Please send a pdf file containing your CV and the names and addresses of three references to Prof. Craig Criddle; e-mail, ccriddle@stanford.edu.



Postdoctoral Fellows


The Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) and the National Center for Infectious Diseases (NCID/CDC) invite qualified candidates to apply for the Emerging Infectious Diseases (EID) Postdoctoral Laboratory Research Fellowship Program. This two-year program is designed for doctoral-level (Ph.D., M.D., D.V.M.) scientists with an emphasis on research and development in infectious diseases. The fellowship provides opportunities for scientists to support public health initiatives and conduct high-priority infectious disease research in local, state, or federal (CDC) public health laboratories. The annual stipend begins at $37,191, plus health insurance and professional development funds. The application deadline is 18 February 2005. Approved candidates must begin the two-year fellowship between 15 August 2005 and 28 February 2006. For more information and application materials, contact http://www.aphl.org/Education_Training/Fellowships, or EID Laboratory Fellowship, APHL, 2025 M Street, NW, Suite 550, Washington, DC 20036; phone, 202-822-5227; fax, 202-887-5098; e-mail, fellowships@aphl.org.



Chair, Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology


The University of Florida College of Medicine invites applications and nominations for the position of Professor and Chair in the Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology. The department enjoys a dual mission within the college with primary teaching and research responsibilities for genetics and microbiology. The department currently has 20 faculty members with research interests in all aspects of genetics and microbiology (www.mgm.ufl.edu). A campus-wide initiative to make genetics and cancer research major research strengths together with the construction of a new 280,000-sq.-ft. multidisciplinary research institute will allow for further strengthening of an already strong department. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. degree. We seek an accomplished scholar with a distinguished record of research, international recognition, leadership

and administrative skills. The major responsibilities of the Chair are to promote the individual scholarship of the faculty and students in the department, to provide leadership in articulating the department's vision to enhance the research and teaching programs in the department, and to work closely with institute and center directors to promote academic excellence. The review of applications will begin on 3 January 2005 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should provide a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references via e-mail to MGMsearch@health.ufl.edu or by mail to James B. Flanegan, Ph.D., Chair, Search Committee, Box 100245, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610-0245. The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution.



Postdoctoral Positions-- Molecular/Cell Biology of Bacterial Toxins


Postdoctoral positions are available in the laboratory of Dr. Randall Holmes at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. We are currently investigating the structure, function and  trafficking of cholera toxin and E. coli heat-labile enterotoxins, characterizing the roles of the metalloregulatory proteins DtxR and IdeR in iron-dependent regulation of gene expression and virulence in C. diphtheriae and M. tuberculosis, respectively, and developing structure-based methods for treatment and prevention of diseases caused by these important bacterial pathogens. Citizens and permanent residents of the United States may be considered for positions on an NIH-funded training grant, and individuals from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Research facilities, grant funding, and training environment are excellent, and we have recently moved to new research laboratories. Recreational facilities of the beautiful Rocky Mountains are easily accessible. Salary is commensurate with training and experience. Submit curriculum vitae, bibliography, and names of three professional references to Dr. Randall Holmes, UCHSC at Fitzsimons, Microbiology Department, Mail Stop 8333, P.O. Box 6511, Aurora, CO 80045. The University of Colorado Health Sciences Center is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action.



Postdoctoral Positions--Molecular Microbiology and Pathogenesis of Bacterial and Viral Infections


NIH training grant-funded postdoctoral positions are available at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center to study molecular mechanisms of bacterial infections (with Randall Holmes, Michael Vasil, Andres Vazquez-Torres or Martin Voskuil), molecular aspects of viral infections (with Bruce Banfield, David Barton, Thomas Campbell, Robert Garcea, Donald Gilden, Kathryn Holmes, Jerome Schaack, Kenneth Tyler, or Linda Van Dyk), molecular basis of innate immunity (with Charles Dinarello, Sonia Flores, or Andres Vazquez-Torres), or structural biology of microbial pathogenesis (with Mair Churchill). See http://www.uchsc.edu/sm/microbio/ for information about many of our research programs. Research facilities, grant funding, and training environment are excellent. Applicants for these positions must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Candidates with Ph.D. or equivalent research degrees must have experience in microbiology, bacteriology, virology, immunology, molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, cell biology, structural biology, or a related field. Candidates with M.D., D.V.M., or equivalent clinical degrees must have demonstrated competency for research related to our program. Individuals from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Compensation is determined by NIH policies. Submit curriculum vitae, bibliography, and names of three professional references to Training Program Director, UCHSC at Fitzsimons, Microbiology Department, Mail Stop 8333, P.O. Box 6511, Aurora, CO 80045. The University of Colorado Health Sciences Center is committed to Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action.



Veterinary Medical Officer/Microbiologist


The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)-Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Respiratory Disease of Livestock Research Unit at the National Animal Disease Center (Ames, Iowa) is seeking applications for a permanent, full-time Veterinary Medical Officer/Microbiologist, GS-0701/0403-12/13 to conduct basic and applied research on bacterial respiratory pathogens of poultry. The focus will be to investigate the pathogenesis and epidemiology of bacterial respiratory disease of

poultry with emphasis on Bordetella avium, Pasteurella multocida, and Ornithobacterium rhinotracheale. The incumbent is responsible for organizing, conducting, interpreting, and reporting assigned portions of the research. Ph.D. in microbiology or equivalent experience is preferred. Comprehensive benefits package includes paid annual and sick leave, life insurance, health insurance, and a savings and investment plan, in addition to a Federal retirement plan. Salary commensurate with experience ($58,665-$90,692). U.S. Citizenship required. For further information please contact Dr. Howard Lehmkuhl at 515-663-7255 or  hlehmkuh@nadc.ars.usda.gov. Vacancy announcements and application information can be obtained by ARS DIAL-A-VACANCY at 301-504-1482, Janae Lentz at 515-663-7277, or the ARS website at www.ars.usda.gov/careers. Applications in response to this ad must be postmarked by 31 March 2005, and reference vacancy announcement number ARS-X5W-0076. The USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.



Faculty Position in Virology at the University of Hawaii


The Department of Microbiology at the University of Hawaii at Manoa invites applications for a tenure-track, nine-month faculty position in virology at the Assistant or Associate professor level. The expected start date is 1 August 2005. The department seeks an individual using modern molecular approaches in the area of animal virology. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in the biological sciences, postdoctoral research experience, a record of publications, and a commitment to teaching. A minimum of 4 years full-time teaching experience at the assistant professor level is required for application at the associate level. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an independent, externally funded research program, to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and to mentor students. Competitive startup package to be offered; salary will be commensurate with experience and rank. Applicants should send curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, and arrange to have three letters of reference sent to Virologist Search Chair, Department of Microbiology, University of Hawaii, 207 Snyder Hall, 2538 McCarthy Mall, Honolulu, HI 96822. Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Sean Callahan at scallaha@hawaii.edu. Applications received after 1 March 2005 may not receive full consideration. The University of Hawaii is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.  



Research and Teaching Microbiology Laboratory Supervisor


The Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre and Duke University seek applicants for a newly constructed Research and Teaching Laboratory that will support clinical research studies connected with the NIH-sponsored award entitled “International Studies of AIDS-associated Co-infections (ISAAC).” The Laboratory is located in the new KCMC Biotechnology Laboratory and will house sophisticated diagnostic microbiology equipment. Core laboratory capacities will be developed in bacteriology, mycobacteriology, mycology, and molecular retrovirology. The Laboratory Supervisor will provide critical leadership for this Laboratory and will remain in this position for 2-3 years as in-country leadership is trained. Mentorship will be provided by on-site faculty from KCMC and Duke University. KCMC is located in Moshi, Tanzania, at the base of Mount Kilimanjaro near the Serengeti National Park and 30 minutes from the Kilimanjaro International Airport. KCMC has a robust academic environment with 16 health-related degrees, including a degree program in medical technology. The Laboratory Supervisor will assist with teaching these students. We seek a senior laboratory technician (Master's level) with experience in an international setting for this position. Interested candidates should send their curriculum vitae and the names of three references to John A. Bartlett, Box 3238, Duke University Medical Center, Durham NC 27710, or jab5@duke.edu.  



Postdoctoral Position--Lyme Disease Pathogenesis  


A postdoctoral position is available to study gene regulation and regulatory networks governing virulence expression by Borrelia burgdorferi (PNAS 98:12724, 2001; PNAS 100:11001, 2003; J. Exp. Med. 199:641, 2004). The position offers the opportunity to carry out research in an attractive, dynamic research environment with outstanding resources. Candidates should have a Ph.D. with a background in bacterial pathogenesis, molecular biology, and bacterial genetics. Please provide a c.v. and the names and addresses of three references to Dr. Michael V. Norgard, Chair, Dept. of Microbiology, UT Southwestern Medical Center, 6000 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas, TX 75390-9048; e-mail, Michael.norgard@utsouthwestern.edu. UT Southwestern Medical Center is an equal opportunity employer.  



Postdoctoral Position--Molecular Microbial Ecology


A postdoctoral position is open to study development of markers of microbial stress and molecular methods for investigating pathogen survival and virulence in natural waters and biofilms.   Involvement in international projects addressing drinking water safety or spaceflight research is possible. Ph.D. required, with strong proteomics and genomics skills. Send curriculum vitae and three references to Dr. Tim Ford, Microbiology Department, Montana State University, Bozeman MT 59717, or e-mail to tford@montana.edu. Position 323-3, www.montana.edu. MSU is an ADA/AA/EO/Vet. Pref. employer.  



Microbiologist II


The qualified candidate will have experience in environmental microbiology with an emphasis in environmental virology. The incumbent will use both standard cultural and molecular methods for the detection of fecal indicator organisms and enteric pathogens in wastewater effluents, receiving waters, biosolids, and other environmental matrices. The position requires a minimum of a M.S. degree with at least one year of experience in the detection of enteric pathogens in environmental matrices. Strong, bench-level microbiology skills are essential, as are experience with mammalian cell culture, pathogen handling, indicator organism cultivation, and enteric virus sampling/analysis. Experience with nucleic acid extraction from environmental samples, quantitative PCR, and PCR design is a plus. The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated self-starter with a strong understanding of water and wastewater industry methods. The Districts' microbiology laboratory is active in both routine compliance monitoring work as well as various applied research projects. The Districts offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits package. The salary range is $57,696-$71,676, DOQ. Send resume to Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts, PO Box 4998, Whittier, CA 90601.  


Postdoctoral Fellow--Molecular Microbiology


The Center for Bio/Molecular Science and Engineering at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C., invites applications for a postdoctoral research position in molecular microbiology available immediately. The successful candidate will investigate the quorum sensing and bioluminescence modules in members of the genus Vibrio with an interest in manipulating these biological processes for the generation of novel recombinant sensing systems. The candidate will be working with a multidisciplinary team of scientists, will have access to state-of-the-art facilities, and must be self-motivated and possess excellent written and oral communication skills. The candidate must have acquired a Ph.D. in a microbiology-related field within the past five years and have demonstrated experience in molecular and biochemical techniques such as gene knockouts, expression analysis, and biochemical pathway elucidation. Previous experience in Vibrio research is highly desirable but not required. The postdoctoral position is available through a competitive process with the National Research Council Associateship Program and will offer a salary of ~$60,000 per annum. U.S. citizenship or permanent residency is required. Qualified candidates should send applications (curriculum vitae, description of research accomplishments and interests, and the contact information of three references) via e-mail to Gary J. Vora at gvora@cbmse.nrl.navy.mil.



Faculty Position--University of South Florida, College of Marine Science


The College of Marine Science at the University of South Florida invites applications for a tenure-track (or tenure-eligible) Faculty Position (#6525) in Marine Microbiology. The position is 9 months. Appointment is expected to be at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor rank. Salary is negotiable and competitive. Requirements: For the Assistant Professor rank, candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree in a relevant field (such as marine science, environmental microbiology, or similar) at the time of appointment. Candidates must have a publication record, potential to attract extramural funding (preferably federal) for their research, and be committed to quality teaching of graduate students. For the Associate Professor rank, the candidates must meet all requirements for the Assistant Professor rank, and have an outstanding record in research, including a substantive publication record, evidence of success in attracting extramural funding for their research, and at least a strong record in teaching, as evidenced by successful direction of master's and doctoral candidates. The preferred candidate will use molecular approaches to the study of marine microbial systems. The successful candidate selected will be expected to explore interactions with the faculty, staff, and students of the College of Marine Science and other units of USF, and state and federal agencies, in particular but not restricted to those near the USF St. Petersburg Campus. USF's College of Marine Science is a multidisciplinary college with 29 core faculty and about 130 graduate students in the fields of biological, chemical, geological, and physical oceanography. Additional information about the college is available at the website http://www.marine.usf.edu. Contact: Applicants should specify the rank for which they are applying (assistant or associate professor), submit curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, the names, addresses (including e-mail) and phone numbers of three references to the search committee assistant, Lois Bryce, College of Marine Science, University of South Florida, 140 Seventh Avenue South, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701. Applications must be received by 21 March 2005. The University of South Florida is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Institution. For disability accommodations, please call 727-553-3938. According to Florida law, applications and meetings regarding them are open to the public.



Sterilization Microbiologist


Amulet Pharmaceuticals, Inc., an R&D stage company located in the Baltimore, MD, suburbs has an opening for a sterilization microbiologist. The candidate must be familiar with FDA  requirements for sterilization products and would preferably have taken a product/process through a 510k regulatory filing. Please send resume to amuletpharma@aol.com or fax to 410-455-1155 c/o Dr. Raulli.



Washington State University


Assistant Professor/Assistant Scientist (Biomass Processing and Bioproduct Development) in Pullman, WA. The Department of Biological Systems Engineering invites applications for a permanent, 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor/Assistant Scientist in biomass processing and bioproducts development. The position is 85% research and 15% teaching. Required: Ph.D. (at time of hiring) in Biological Systems Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or Biochemical Engineering or a related field with experience and educational background in biomass processing and bioproducts. Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts, and names, addresses, electronic mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three references to Shulin Chen, Search Committee Chair; Department of Biological Systems Engineering; Washington State University; P.O. Box 646120; Pullman, WA 99164-6120; phone, (509) 335-1578; fax, (509) 335-2722; e-mail, chens@wsu.edu. Screening: 1 March 2005. For a complete notice of vacancy listing qualifications for this position, visit: http://www.chr.wsu.edu/vacancies.asp

(Search #3667). EEO/AA/ADA.



Teaching Assistantship


The Department of Biology at The University of Texas Tyler is seeking an M.S. student to study the Pseudomonas outer membrane.  The graduate program in biology is strong in ecology and systematics.  The position is funded primarily through a graduate teaching assistantship.  If interested in applying, please send cover letter, resume, and experience to: Dr. Cliff Boucher, Department of Biology, The University of Texas at Tyler, 3900 University Blvd., Tyler, TX 75799; e-mail, jboucher@uttyler.edu.



Aquatic Biologist/Microbial Ecologist


The NOAA–Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory in Ann Arbor, Michigan, seeks an enthusiastic research scientist with experience in environmental microbial biology/ecology in aquatic systems with specialized skills in molecular biology.  The candidate will be expected to develop a research program within the NOAA Center of Excellence for Great Lakes and Human Health.  This center has several projects that focus on water quality, beach closing, and harmful algal blooms.  This position is for a microbial biologist/ecologist with cross training in molecular biology.  It requires demonstrated research ability in aquatic microbial problems.  Experience with aquatic food webs as well as human health issues are desirable.  The individual should have expertise in application of molecular tools and methodologies to address problems.  The applicant should have demonstrated experience in molecular techniques such as cDNA cloning and gene expression, phase display libraries and combinatorial library screening, and/or genetic engineering (transgeneic organism) with experience in the development and application of PCR to environmental samples.  The applicant will employ or transfer molecular techniques developed in other fields, primarily medical research, to problems of aquatic biology and ecology as they apply to food webs and human health issues in the Great Lakes.  Excellent communication skills are required to convey complex molecular biology/ecology to researchers of different backgrounds. This is a full-time, permanent federal position at the GS-13 level with a starting salary of $77,161.  The position will remain open until 30 September 2005; however, the position may be filled before that date.  Applications received by 31 March 2005 will be given first consideration.  Applications will be reviewed on a monthly basis thereafter until the closing date. This position is posted on the U.S. Department of Commerce website: www.jobs.doc.gov as vacancy number OAR-LABS-2005-0036 in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.  Applicants must be U.S. Citizens.  Candidates are required to submit applications on line.   Further information can be obtained from Peter.Landrum@noaa.gov. In addition to making a formal application on the web site, would you please send a courtesy CV to Peter Landrum either electronically (address above) or by mail to Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, 2205 Commonwealth Blvd. Ann Arbor, MI 48105. The Department of Commerce is a Equal Opportunity Employer. The Department of Commerce does not condone or tolerate discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, or sexual orientation.



Postdoctoral Position--Bacterial Pathogenesis


A postdoctoral position is available in the Laboratory of Respiratory and Special Pathogens, FDA, DHHS.  The candidate will conduct research on the pathogenesis of Bacillus anthracis with an emphasis on host-pathogen interactions.  Possible areas of focus include the identification of bacterial virulence factors and the characterization of the host response to aerosol infections.  Salary starts at $49,479 - $52,778 and is commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Laboratories are located on the NIH campus in Bethesda, MD.  Please send curriculum vitae and the names of three references to Dr. Tod J. Merkel, Laboratory of Respiratory and Special Pathogens, Building 29, Room 418 (HFM-434), 29 Lincoln Drive, Bethesda, MD.  FDA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and has a smoke-free environment.  



Research Associate (Microbiology)


The National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research (NCAUR), Fermentation Biotechnology Research Unit (FBT), Peoria, IL, is seeking a temporary full-time Postdoctoral Research Associate (Microbiology), GS-11 Salary Range of $50,541–65,704.  The successful candidate will serve as a Microbiologist in the Anaerobic Microbiological Processes in Animal Manure Management Research Program (AMP).  AMP conducts interdisciplinary research aimed at uncovering the underlying microbiological basis for odor from swine waste.  A primary focus of AMP research is to identify and quantitate the microorganisms present in swine manure and determine their contributions to the production of odor-causing compounds.  The incumbent employs modern anaerobic microbiological procedures and sophisticated molecular biological approaches such as 16s rDNA sequencing and quantitative real-time PCR techniques to identify, characterize, and quantitate the microbial species present in manure and elucidate the relationship between microbiological communities and the production of odorous compounds.  Candidates for the position should have knowledge of microbial ecology, molecular biological techniques (including real-time PCR), biochemistry, and bacterial physiology and metabolism.  Previous experience with anaerobic microorganisms is beneficial.  For information on the research program and/or position, contact Dr. Michael Cotta (309) 681-6500 or cottama@ncaur.usda.gov.  Visit the ARS website at www.afm.ars.usda.gov/divisions/hrd/hrdhomepage/vacancy/pd962.html.  The position is listed under announcement number RA-05-052L.  Ph.D. is required and citizenship restrictions apply.  The position is open until filled.  The USDA/ARS is an equal opportunity employer and provider.