Molecular Biologist/Microbiologist/Biochemist

Posted Date: 
Sunday, June 25, 2017
Department: 
NAVAL MEDICAL RESEARCH UNIT SAN ANTONIO
Position Description: 

Responsible for helping develop (1) genetically modified bacteriophages that target multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs), and (2) universal antivenom using phage display peptide library system.
 
a.         Perform genetic engineering on phage genome
b.         Test cytotoxicity and efficacy of engineered phage against MDROs.
c.         Identify and design consensus amino acid sequences of venom proteins
d.         Screen phage display library against venom peptide
e.         Evaluate the various effects and efficacy of antivenom on inhibiting cellular and systemic damage induced by snake venoms
f.          Collaborate with engineers, biologists, analytical chemists, toxicologists, and veterinary science staff
g.         Initiate new hypothesis driven research and technical report, manuscript, poster, abstract, and proposal preparation.
h.         Participate in key meetings with sponsors and other team members

Position Requirements: 

a.         Must be a U.S. citizen
b.         Must possess Ph.D. in molecular biology, microbiology, or biochemistry
c.         Must possess at least 1 year of postdoctoral experience
d.         Knowledge of molecular biology, snake or spider toxin, proteomics, and safety procedures
e.         Experience with genetic engineering, phage biology, venom assay, and venom proteomics
f.          Ability to troubleshoot and work independently or in group setting
g.         Previous experience with mentoring and directing junior research staff
h.         Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills as demonstrated by presentations and publication records
i.           Maintain detailed and accurate laboratory records

How to Apply: 

For all inquiires contact:
Yoon Hwang, Ph.D.
Principal Scientist
CAMRIS International, Contractor
 
NAVAL MEDICAL RESEARCH UNIT SAN ANTONIO
3650 CHAMBERS PASS, Bldg. 3610, Rm. 181-5 JBSA FT SAM HOUSTON, TX 78234-4504
(voice) 210-539-6263
(mobile) 210-685-0654
(e-mail) yoon.y.hwang.ctr@mail.mil 

Contact Name: 
Yoon Hwang, PhD
Deadline to Apply: 
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Job Number: 
113

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