The School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences is looking for an eager and enthusiastic Postdoctoral Associate with a background in microbiology and clinical-translational science. Our lab is a clinical-translational infectious diseases lab working to combat extensively and pan-resistant bacterial superbugs through use of traditional 'wet bench' science, mathematical models, and human data. We are committed to the development of our team members through training, opportunities for authorship at international conferences and highly impactful journals, and other research opportunities. In addition, we work in a highly collaborative environment working on clinical studies implementing key PK/PD methods for the treatment, prevention, and hopeful cure of HIV.
Applicants should be self-motivated and enjoy working in a fast, high throughput laboratory. Experience with designing, executing, and analyzing in vitro or in vivo models of bacterial infection models is preferred. Individuals with experience with both viral and bacterial methodologies will be strongly considered, especially experience with bacteriophages. Experience with flow cytometry or LC-MS/MS is a plus, but not required. Additionally, experience with (or a willingness to learn) PK/PD analytical methodologies will be an asset.
Independent design and experimentation of microbiologic experiments including electron microscopy, flow cytometry and molecular biology /genomic experiments.
Microbiologic Analysis. Analyze changes in susceptibility, biofilm assays, population analysis profiling, resistance testing will be performed. Maintenance of cultures, sub-culturing bacteria will also be performed.
In Vitro Model Experiments of Bacterial Infection. Setup, daily sampling, and maintenance of these in vitro models is necessary. Responsible for appropriate long-term viability and sterility of in vitro models. Media preparation, and antimicrobial stock solution preparation will also be performed.
Other Duties. Manuscript writing and grant preparation involvement.
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PharmD (with strong research experience), MD (with strong research experience), or PhD (in pharmaceutical sciences, microbiology, molecular biology, engineering, or related fields)
Strong writing ability, handling and quantifying bacteriophages and bacteria, and experience with flow cytometry or LC-MS or microscopy or mathematical modeling.
The University at Buffalo is SUNY’s most comprehensive public research university, and an outstanding place to work. UB amplifies ambition for faculty and staff by offering endless possibilities to achieve more. Here, people from all backgrounds and cultures challenge and inspire each other to discover, learn and succeed. Dedicated staff and engaged faculty collaborate to further knowl¬edge and understanding, and develop tenacious graduates who are valued for their talents and their impact on global society.