The laboratory of Michael Bachman MD, PhD at the University of Michigan is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to train in the fields of translational microbiology, bacterial pathogenesis, and comparative genomics. Our goal is to identify bacterial and patient risk factors for Klebsiella pneumoniae infections and build predictive models to guide novel interventions to improve patient care. We combine clinical modeling, comparative genomics of clinical isolates of K. pneumoniae , bacterial genetics, and models of infection.
The primary job responsibility for this position is to move the research project forward through experimental work, critical thinking, and coordinating work of others within the lab and with collaborators within the university. Specific tasks include development of molecular assays for analysis of clinical specimens, optimization of in vivo infection models for K. pneumoniae , carrying out comparative genomics studies as part of a collaborative group, and characterization of resultant potential fitness and virulence genes. As part of their career development, this person will help to supervise and mentor others within the laboratory.
This position requires a Ph.D. in a related field.
The candidate should be able to work effectively as part of a team and progress on their projects independently through critical thinking and a strong work ethic. Experience in at least one area including bacterial genetics, bacterial pathogenesis, genomics, and informatics is desired. Candidates with strong written communication skills, as evidenced by previous publications, and excellent oral communication skills are sought.
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