The Naval Medical Research Unit (NAMRU) Postdoctoral Fellowship

Posted Date: 
Tuesday, August 10, 2021
Maxillofacial Injury and Disease Department
Position Description: 

Naval Medical Research Unit San Antonio (NAMRU-SA) is located on the San Antonio Military Medical Center campus, Joint Base Fort Sam Houston, Texas, and serves as one of the leading research and development laboratories of the U.S. Navy under the Department of Defense. The laboratory is one of eight subordinate research commands in the global network of laboratories operating under the Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC), Silver Spring, Maryland.

NAMRU-SA’s Mission is to conduct medical, craniofacial, and biomedical research, which focuses on ways to enhance the health, safety, performance, and operational readiness of Navy and Marine Corps personnel and addresses their emergent medical and oral/facial problems in routine and combat operations.

A research opportunity is available with the Naval Medical Research Unit (NAMRU), located in San Antonio, TX. NAMRU is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow with an educational background in Molecular Biology, Microbiology, or Biochemistry.

Responsible for helping develop (1) Prevention Strategies for Dental Caries Using Phage Therapy and (2) Novel Diagnosis and Treatment of Envenomation by Venomous Marine Animals for Marine Expeditionary Forces.

  1. Identify and design consensus/unique amino acid sequences of venom proteins
  2. Screen phage display library against venom peptide
  3. Conduct panning, ELISA, and venom activity assay
  4. Evaluate the various effects and efficacy of antivenom on inhibiting cellular and systemic damage induced by snake venoms
  5. Collaborate with engineers, biologists, analytical chemists, toxicologists, and veterinary science staff
  6. Initiate new hypothesis driven research and prepare technical report, manuscript, poster, abstract, and proposal.
  7. Participate in key meetings with sponsors and other team members
Position Requirements: 
  1. Must be a U.S. citizen
  2. Must possess Ph.D. in cell biology, molecular biology, or microbiology
  3. Knowledge of molecular biology, bacteriology, proteomics, and safety procedures
  4. Experience with genetic engineering, phage biology, bacterial growth, tissue staining, tissue culture, ELISA, RT-PCR, and immunofluorescent staining
Contact Name: 
Yoon Hwang, PhD
Deadline to Apply: 
Friday, December 31, 2021
Job Number: 

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