Monday, January 12, 2015

Postdoctoral position available

     A post-doctoral fellow position is currently available in Dr. O’Connor’s laboratory at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, MA.  The current focus of our laboratory is natural product drug discovery for the treatment of cryptosporidiosis.  Our collaborative research group (the Philippine Mollusk Symbiont-International Cooperative Biodiversity Group takes an unusual approach to marine natural product drug discovery. We mine the genomes of symbiotic bacteria of marine mollusks to identify those with the potential to express new and unusual bioactive compounds.  Compounds extracted from these bacteria are then screened for activity against Cryptosporidium and Toxoplasma.  Mechanisms of action of the compounds are investigated using Toxoplasma as a model for Cryptosporidium.  There is also the opportunity to conduct research on the symbiotic relationship between bacteria and the mollusks.  We will consider candidates with expertise in any related field such as parasitology/ bacteriology / cell biology/ molecular biology/ genomics/ bioinformatics.  The candidate must possess the ability to work independently and have excellent written and verbal communication skills.  Please note that this position is funded on a NIH post-doctoral training grant. Eligibility requires US citizenship or permanent residency.

If interested please contact:

Research Assistant Professor
Division of Geographic Medicine and Infectious Disease
Tufts Medical Center
Box 041,800 Washington St
Boston, MA  02111
tel: 1-617-636-2684
fax: 1-617-636-5292

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