The Britt Lab at the University of Kansas Medical Center has an opening for a research assistant position in microbiology/immunology. The research assistant will have opportunities to work on research frontiers in translational microbiology, infectious diseases, and immunology. These include, but are not limited to, in vitro/ex vivo studies of antimicrobial pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics (PK/PD) and host-pathogen interactions for multidrug-resistant bacterial infections using various model systems.
Primary responsibilities will include conduct of research according to experimental protocols, collection and processing of biological specimens, acquisition of data, and preliminary data analysis. Additional responsibilities include supervision of undergraduate or graduate research students, and manuscript preparation/writing.
Dr. Britt and his lab work at the interface of microbiology, immunology, and systems biology/epidemiology to discover novel therapeutic strategies for the management of “superbug” infections, using in vitro, ex vivo, and computational approaches. His group has published award-winning research in leading journals in the field, including Clinical Infectious Diseases, Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, and Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (https://brittlab.com/publications/ ) .The position is funded by a grant with Gilead Biosciences, Inc. through the University of Kansas, School of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy Practice at the KU Medical campus (KUMC) in Kansas City, Kansas. This position is contingent on continued grant funding.
75% - Data Collection
- Conduct scientific experiments under the direction of the principal investigator using microbiological experimentation techniques.
10% - Data Analysis
- Data analysis required for this position will be descriptive and could be performed in Excel or related spreadsheet program. Any other more advanced analyses will be left to the PI or other members of the study team.
10% - Scientific Writing
- Drafting reports of study findings and manuscript writing using Word or other word processing program
5% - Literature Review
1. B.S. degree in microbiology, immunology, molecular biology, or related field.
2. Excellent written and verbal communication skills as evidenced in application materials, and interview process.
3. Experience and knowledge with cell culture-based experiments, as evidenced in application materials.
1. Research experience and publication record in infectious disease or sepsis.
2. Proficiency in at least one of the following statistical software packages (R, SAS, Python, Perl).
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A complete application includes an online application, cover letter, current CV, writing sample and contact information for three professional references. Only complete applications will be considered.
Application deadline is July 23, 2020, applications must received by this date.
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