Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics research lab at the University of Texas Health San
Antonio is seeking a highly motivated and skilled PhD researcher. The successful candidate will join a
NIH-funded project (PI, Dr. Thirumalai Kannan) investigating the role of Community Acquired
Respiratory Distress Syndrome (CARDS) Toxin in Mycoplasma pneumoniae airway pathologies. The
project involves but is not limited to studying ADP-ribosylation targets of CARDS toxin, inflammasome
activation and hyper-inflammation, and toxin-induced pathways of pathogenesis. Experience with class
2 pathogens, cultured human and animal cells, mouse models, and basic microbiology, immunology and
molecular biology laboratory skills is required. Responsibilities include designing and conducting
research projects, presenting at national/international conferences, and writing manuscripts. Salary will
adhere to NIH salary guidelines with a comprehensive benefits package.
1) PhD or equivalent degree in a relevant discipline, 2) proficiency with common laboratory equipment
and techniques, 3) excellent verbal and written communication skills and 4) experience in microbiology,
immunology, biochemistry, and molecular & cellular biology.
Please send (1) a cover letter describing your previous training, scientific accomplishments, and research
interests, (2) your curriculum vitae, and (3) contact information for three references