Position available for a POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW in Dr. William Jacobs's lab at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, New York to develop a next generation reporter mycobacteriophage vector that will rapidly detect Mycobacterium tuberculosis and assess susceptibilities of TB drugs. The successful applicant should be trained in molecular biology and have experience with phage biology. The ultimate goal is to develop a point of care test that can be inexpensive and applicable in the Developing World. The Jacobs lab has a 30 year history of using mycobacteriophages as tools for studying Tuberculosis. The applicant should have demonstrated innovation with a Ph.D. that has focused on an interesting problem of some pathogen that infects humans of animals. Prior experience with M. tuberculosis is not absolutely necessary, but a passion for science and a focused curiosity are required. This project will be in collaboration with Global Good by Intellectual Ventures, more information can be found at: http://www.intellectualventureslab.com/about/relationships/global-good
The Department of Microbiology & Immunology has a big tent dedicated to excellence in research with the ultimate goals of improving human health and training the next generation of biomedical research scientists. The faculty comprises a unique combination of basic researchers, and physician-scientists who have additional appointments in clinical divisions such as Infectious Diseases, Rheumatology, and Allergy and Immunology. The Department is highly interactive, meets weekly for work-in-progress seminars, and for an immunology journal club and hosts numerous outside seminar speakers.