Assistant Project Scientist in Microbiology and/or Immunology:
The Assistant Project Scientist in the laboratory of Dr. Nicholas Bernthal will perform translational research to understand how pathogens promote chronic implant associated infections and how the host immune system recognizes and responds to pathogens in the unique bone-implant microenvironment. Successful candidates will conduct innovative research to understand the mechanisms underlying this host-pathogen interaction and attempt to uncover novel translational modalities for clinical prevention and therapy. The Assistant Project Scientist will also be responsible for supervising graduate students and undergraduate student researchers, preparing manuscripts for publication in scientific journals, and assisting with the preparation of grant proposals. This position requires a Ph.D. in immunology, microbiology, or a related field and a minimum of 5 years of experience. The Assistant Project Scientist position is a non-Senate position for 12-months in the first instance. Step is commensurate with experience.
Specific Responsibilities include:
Responsibilities of this position include protocol maintenance, supervision of lab members, study design, animal work, data acquisition, statistical computation, and literature review and manuscript/grant preparation.
Additional Duties: • Ability to work independently on scientific projects. • Assist with the preparation of grant proposals. • Preparation of manuscripts for publication in scientific journals. • Required to communicate well with other scientists locally, nationally, or internationally. • Ability to handle several projects simultaneously. • Supervision of undergraduates, graduate students, and new postdoctoral trainees in the lab. • Ability to execute complex immunology AND/OR microbiology experiments
Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
MD or PhD