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[Drosophila] Postdoc position at Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston

Miriam Baron via dros%40net.bio.net (by mbaron from PARTNERS.ORG)
Wed Aug 1 10:40:48 EST 2007

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Postdoctoral position--Study of bacterial pathogenesis using a Drosophila model

A post-doctoral position is available at the Channing Laboratory 
(Brigham & Women's Hospital) in Boston

Our primary laboratory interest is to identify host factors that 
interact with bacterial virulence determinants and thereby influence 
host susceptibility to infection. This full-time position is open to 
a research fellow who will continue work toward developing and using 
a model of bacterial infection in D. melanogaster.

The ideal candidate would be highly motivated and have experience in 
the study of Drosophila, including a strong background in fly 
genetics, as well as experience in RNA interference, microarray 
analysis studies, and basic skills in manipulating and studying 
nucleic acids (DNA cloning, gel electrophoresis, PCR, 
Northern/Southern blotting, real-time PCR, rt-PCR, etc) and proteins 
(purification, quantification, SDS-PAGE, western blotting, etc). 
Additional skills in cell culture, microscopy, flow cytometry, and 
data analysis (including biostatistics and use of bioinformatics) are 
highly desirable. Excellent communication and organizational skills, 
attention to detail, and ability to work in a collaborative 
environment are required.

Applicants must possess current legal authorization to work in the 
United States.

If interested, please email a cover letter describing past research 
experience, current CV, and the names/contact information for 3 
references to Miriam Baron, M.D. at:
mbaron from partners.org


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