Bachelor's degree in immunology, microbiology, or a related field and three years of research experience; OR a Master’s degree in that field and two years of research experience; OR a Doctorate in an appropriate field.
PhD degree and two years of research experience in immunology, microbiology, animal models, host-pathogen interactions, and/or vector biology of tick borne pathogens, including Lyme disease research experience, are preferred.
The goals of the 5-year project are:
• Develop new animal models for Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases that successfully mimic the disease in humans.
• Improve diagnostics including both molecular and serological methods for Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases.
• Establish in vitro and in vivo platforms to investigate Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases in identifying novel therapeutic targets and creating new strategies for treatment.
The Research Scientist II will be responsible for planning and executing scientific research associated with this project, generating data for reports, preparing manuscripts and presentations, and presenting scientific research at meetings and conferences. The candidate will participate in studies involving host-pathogen interactions and as well as diverse in vitro assays (molecular biology, cellular microbiology and biochemistry).
Grant funded position. Compliance with funding requirements such as time and effort reporting, grant deliverables, and contract deliverables, is required.
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