A postdoctoral research scientist position is available at Columbia University to study the pathogenesis of Gardnerella vaginalis and related genital tract pathogens. This study, funded by NIH, will involve the development of new genetic systems for Gardnerella and both in vitro and in vivo models of vaginal colonization and disease.
Requirements for the position are a doctoral degree and strong training in both bacterial genetics (preferably in Gram-positive organisms) and host-pathogen interactions. Specific skills required include bacterial and mammalian cell culture, animal models of infection, bacterial transformation, and molecular biology. An excellent command of English and the desire to work within a dynamic team are prerequisites. Skills with microbial community analysis and next-gen sequencing are strongly encouraged.
Adam J. Ratner, M.D., M.P.H.
Florence Irving Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Microbiology & Immunology
Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
650 West 168th Street (BB 4-443)
New York, NY 10032