Date Posted: Mar 20, 2019
The Mellon College of Science (MCS) is home to four departments and many programs and research centers that cross disciplines. We approach scientific problems from fresh angles using creative interdisciplinary approaches while drawing on our departmental strengths in the core sciences. MCS faculty members are nationally and internationally recognized for their research in a variety of fields, including polymer science, cosmology, mathematical finance and neuroscience.
The laboratories of Drs. Aaron Mitchell and Yongxin Zhao at the Biological Science Department in the Mellon College of Science is seeking a joint position for a Postdoctoral Research Associate with interest and experience in the development of novel techniques on protein and RNA imaging in the microbial systems. We are looking for a person who is excited about science and wants to move the needle!
The position will involve development and validation of a newly developed imaging approach for nanoscale, multiplex in situ imaging of proteins, nucleic acids and other biomolecules in bacteria and fungi. The new approach, once developed, will be applied to interrogate nanoscale organization of pathogen biomolecules and their interactions with host environment during biofilm formation and infection. The insight will foster new strategies to improve diagnosis and therapeutics. This project will build upon the collaborations between the Mitchell and Zhao lab, as well as world-class infectious disease experts and will extend the Expansion Pathology methods Dr. Zhao recently developed as a Postdoctoral Researcher.
The position is fixed term and will be fully supported by a grant administered by the NIH.
Ph.D. degree in a STEM field is required.
Some expertise in fluorescent imaging, microbiology, RNA, biochemistry, computational image analysis, or infectious diseases highly desired.