Postdoctoral fellow in Proteomic Investigations of STI/STBBI Pathogens
Description: Supported by national and international funding agencies, the STI/STBBI Research Lab (see http://www.cameronlaboratory.com/) at the University of Victoria is expanding our research efforts. We are looking for committed team members interested in making a difference in health research and the lives of individuals with Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)/Sexually Transmitted and Blood Borne Infections (STBBIs). Our primary focus is infection caused by the bacterium Treponema pallidum, causative agent of syphilis.
Areas of focus include:
• Development of novel antigen-based direct diagnostic tests
• Multiomic investigations of host-pathogen interfaces, with a particular focus upon the endothelial-treponemal interface
• Syphilis vaccine development
Project: Candidates who are passionate about research and discovery with expertise in proteomics and an understanding of microbiology and molecular biology are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will undertake a research project focused on multiomic analyses, in particular proteomic analyses, of Treponema pallidum and host cells exposed to this virulent pathogen. The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting with sample preparation, performing proteomic and other ‘omic analyses, analyzing data, interpreting results, and serving as a liaison between the STI/STBBI Research Lab and the UVicGenome BC Proteomics Center (see https://www.proteincentre.com/). A comprehensive understanding of experimental design and assay optimization is important.
Necessary qualifications: Candidates must have obtained, or expect to complete, their doctoral degree no later than October 2021, have obtained their PhD no earlier than 2015, and be able to demonstrate a solid scientific background as evidenced by publication record and research statement. Interested applicants should send a CV with full publication record, research statement of interest and the names of three references to Dr. Caroline Cameron, email@example.com. Applications will be reviewed starting August 15, 2021 on a rolling basis and the position will stay open until filled.
This posting is for the University of Victoria campus located in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Please visit www.cameronlaboratory.com to learn more about the research focus of the Cameron lab. Learn more about UVic’s areas of research strengths at https://www.uvic.ca/research/index.php, and the University at https://www.uvic.ca/about-uvic/about-the-university/index.php. UVic campus, situated “at the edge” of Canada’s Pacific Rim in Victoria, British Columbia, is a beautiful place to live and work. View our campus by air or take a personal interactive walking tour. Victoria’s beauty is legendary, but its lifestyle is its best kept secret.
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