Postdoctoral Position - Lyme Disease Pathogenesis
- Uconn Health
- Location: Farmington, CT
- Job Number: 7062217
- Posting Date: Nov 7, 2019
- Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionPostdoctoral Position - Lyme Disease Pathogenesis
A postdoctoral position is available to study the molecular pathogenesis of Lyme disease, more specifically the role of the alternative sigma factor RpoS and the signaling molecule cyclic-di-GMP in tick-to-mammal transmission of Borrelia burgdorferi and persistence of mammalian infection. The project involves the use of mutagenesis, transcriptomics, fluorescent reporters, and microscopy to elucidate regulatory pathways and physiological/pathogenesis-related functions of borrelial genes in ticks and mice. A PhD, proficiency with recombinant DNA and RNA techniques, and a solid understanding of prokaryotic gene regulation are required. Experience with microscopy is desirable.
Please email curriculum vitae and the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of references to Dr. Justin Radolf (JRadolf@up.uchc.edu), University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT 06030-3715.
Uconn Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer (M/F/V/PwD)