Postdoctoral Fellowship Position in Novel Antibacterial Discovery and Bacterial Pathogenesis

Postdoctoral Fellowship Position in Novel Antibacterial Discovery and Bacterial Pathogenesis

Postdoctoral fellow position available to identify and develop novel treatments for multidrug-resistant Gram negative pathogens (e.g., carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae). A specific focus of the work would be on development of anti-plasmid agents to restore antimicrobial susceptibility. Work would involve use of approaches; and experiments to optimize antimicrobial properties; define activity spectrum; and delineate mechanism of action. Our goal is to achieve proof of principle for these novel therapeutics and identify candidates for further intensive development.

Several additional antimicrobial discovery and development projects may also be pursued related to blocking pathogen virulence; potentiation of exiting antimicrobials; drug repurposing; and development of next generation antimicrobial susceptibility diagnostics. The laboratory also studies the underlying pathogenic strategies used by several Gram negatives pathogens of major health concern (Legionella, Klebsiella, Brucella, Bartonella).

The Kirby Laboratory is located in Center for Life Science Building in the Harvard Longwood Medical Area, , MA. Academically, we reside within the Experimental Division of , a -affiliated teaching hospital.

Additional information about the laboratory may be found at: http://kirbylab.org

Candidates must have a PhD or MD/PhD; a background in microbiology; excellent communication skills; and a strong track record of published scientific achievement. Experience with or strong desire to learn how to perform high throughput screening and in vivo infection model experiments is a pre-requisite. Applicants should be achievement oriented, highly motivated, and welcome use of a variety of approaches to address medically important, challenging scientific problems.

To apply for a and/or to seek additional information, contact James Kirby via email (kirbylab_postdoc@comcast.net). Please include in one pdf file a C.V.; a statement of career goals; and contact information for three references.

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