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WHAT'S NEW  ::  Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

September 29, 2021
Postdoctoral Associate in Streptococcus pyogenes pathogenesis


Employer: University of Western Ontario, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Location: London, ON
Closing Date: November 29, 2021

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Job Description

The position will remain open until filled.

The McCormick laboratory 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 exotoxins and pathogenesis by Streptococcus pyogenes.

Our laboratory is a diverse and multidisciplinary research group with a major focus on both Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pyogenes with a major emphasis on bacterial exotoxins. 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. The applicant can expect to be able to collaborate with other international research groups. Opportunities are available to learn techniques in immunology, protein biochemistry, and multiple in vivo models of infectious disease including advanced live imaging techniques (e.g. ultrasound) within our recently established CL2/CL3 ImPaKT facility (https://www.schulich.uwo.ca/impakt/index.html).

For examples of some of our research, please see: Kasper et al., 2014. PLoS Pathogens (PMID: 24875883); Zeppa et al., 2017 PNAS (PMID: 28794279); Tuffs et al., 2019. Molecular Microbiology (PMID:31321813), Tuffs et al., 2021 BioRxiv (www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.08.17.456537v1).




Application Instructions

Advanced and demonstrated skills in bacterial molecular biology are absolutely essential for this position. The position will remain open until filled.

We invite applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English.

To apply for this position please email your CV, at least one recent publication demonstrating your skills sets, and contact information for 2 professional references to:

Dr. John McCormick, Ph.D.
Professor and Faculty Scholar
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario N6A5C1
Email: john.mccormick@uwo.ca



Application Contacts

Dr. John McCormick, Ph.D., Professor and Faculty Scholar
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario N6A5C1
Email: 




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Related Links

McCormick Laboratory
Recently established CL2/CL3 ImPaKT facility
Examples of some of our research


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