Postdoctoral Scientist - Parasite Biology and Genomics, San Antonio, Texas

Created 07/10/2024
Reference 243494273
Country United States
State Texas
City San Antonio
Zip 78227
Salary -
Description:


The Role:

We are searching for an enthusiastic postdoctoral researcher to work on parasite biology. Their work will include work on Schistosomes, Ascaris and possibly malaria parasites. Both schistosome and malaria parasites can be maintained in the laboratory, so are amenable to experimental and functional analyses. Genetic crosses can be conducted allowing linkage analysis of parasite traits. We have collaborations with researchers in several African/SE Asian countries so work with field collected parasites is possible. In the case of Ascaris, we have large collections of frozen parasites, so genomic and phylogenetic studies are possible. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who would like to work on the biology of several important human pathogens.

The successful applicant will join a vigorous infectious disease program at Texas Biomed (including work on malaria, schistosomiasis, Ebola, influenza, coronavirus, HIV, and TB). ). Texas Biomed provides a stimulating environment for work on population genomics, and experimental biology and has outstanding computational and wet lab facilities. San Antonio is a vibrant, rapidly growing city with an interactive research community, and affordable housing.


Our Ideal Candidate:

A highly motivated individual with a Ph.D. in evolutionary biology, genetics, molecular biology, or a related discipline. Strong bioinformatic skills ideal. Ability to conduct/supervise laboratory research is an advantage. No experience of parasite research necessary.


Who We Are:

Texas Biomedical Research Institute is one of the world's leading independent biomedical research institutions dedicated to advancing global human health through innovative biomedical research. Texas Biomed aims to unravel the mysteries of infectious diseases through innovative thinking, creative problem solving and cutting-edge technologies. The Southwest National Primate Research Center (SNPRC) provides broad services in primate research. We are one of seven National Primate Research Centers (NPRCs) with specialized technologies, capabilities and primate resources, many of which are unique to the SNPRC.


What We Can Offer You:

• Competitive pay

• 7% Employer-Funded retirement contribution starting day one

• Full insurance benefits

• Holidays, PTO and a paid week off in the last week of December

• Hybrid work environment (work partially from home and on campus)


Publication List: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/myncbi/tim.anderson.1/bibliography/40734139/public/?sort=date&direction=descending


Lab Website: https://texasbiomedical.theopenscholar.com/anderson-lab/


Texas Biomedical Research Institute provides equal employment opportunities for all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.

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Texas Biomedical Research Institute provides equal employment opportunities for all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.





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