We are looking for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to join our team. This position is full-time, fixed term for 24 months commencing July 2015 (negotiable).
You will work in an internationally-recognised research group, led by Dr. Peter Fineran, that uses microbial genetics and biochemistry to investigate the interactions between bacteria and their viruses (bacteriophage). Specifically, you would work on a project addressing the mechanism of adaptation in the CRISPR-Cas bacterial "adaptive immune systems". The project is funded by the Marsden Fund, Royal Society of New Zealand and is an interdisciplinary collaboration with Dr. Chris Brown in the Department of Biochemistry (Otago) and Assoc. Prof. Stan Brouns at Wageningen University, The Netherlands. The position involves experimental design, laboratory research and data analysis. The ability to work independently and as part of a team is important as the position will involve working both with other laboratory members and external collaborators.http://www.academicjobstoday.com/jobdetail-67673-Postdoctoral%20Fellow-1402214
You should have at least a PhD degree in Microbiology, Genetics, Biochemistry or a related area and may have previous postdoctoral experience. It is expected that you will have extensive laboratory experience in Microbiology/Genetics/Biochemistry and an appropriate track record of publication in international peer-reviewed journals. Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential and bioinformatic, and genomic skills would be advantageous.
Specific enquiries may be directed to Dr. Peter Fineran, Senior Lecturer and Rutherford Discovery Fellow, Department of Microbiology and Immunology. Contact details are below.
Applications quoting reference number (1402214) will close on Sunday, 1 March, 2015.
Contact: Peter Fineran Tel: +64 3 479 7735