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Career Opportunities

January 7, 2021
Postdoctoral Associate in Streptococcus pyogenes and Staphylococcus aureus pathogenesis


Employer: The McCormick laboratory in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Location: University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario
Closing Date: March 13, 2021
 

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Job Description

The McCormick laboratory (http://publish.uwo.ca/~jmccorm8) in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Western Ontario is looking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated postdoctoral associate to study superantigen toxins in both Streptococcus pyogenes and Staphylococcus aureus.

Our laboratory is a multidisciplinary research group with a major focus on both Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pyogenes and the bacterial exotoxins known as superantigens. The successful applicant will be expected to lead and contribute to original research using in vivo mouse models of both colonization and disease, to assist in supervision of graduate and undergraduate students, to write and published original research and review articles, to assist in grant writing and if desired undergraduate teaching opportunities should be available. Please see Kasper et al., 2014. PLoS Pathogens; Zeppa et al., 2017 PNAS; Tuffs et al., 2019. Molecular Microbiology (PMID:31321813) for examples of some of our work. The applicant can expect to be able to collaborate with other international research groups, and opportunities are available to learn techniques in immunology, protein biochemistry, and multiple animal models of infectious disease including advanced live imaging techniques (e.g. small animal ultrasound) within our recently established CL2/CL3 ImPaKT facility (https://www.schulich.uwo.ca/impakt/index.html). Demonstrated skills in bacterial molecular biology are absolutely required for this position which will remain open until filled.




Application Instructions

To apply for this position please email a cover letter, CV, a recent publication demonstrating your skills sets, and contact information for 2 professional references to:

Dr. John McCormick, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario N6A5C1
Email: john.mccormick@uwo.ca
Tel: 519-661-3309 




Application Contacts

Dr. John McCormick, Ph.D. Professor
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario N6A5C1
Phone: 519-661-3309
Email: 




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