Postdoctoral Associate (L,P,S)

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Position type: Full-Time 12-Month, Time-Limited
Department: 182000 - CVM Basic Science Department
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Professional
Position Open Date:

Position Function:

A post-doctoral position is available in the Department of Basic Sciences at College of Veterinary Medicine, Mississippi State University (CVM-MSU).

Salary Grade:  UC

Please see Staff Compensation Structure or Skilled Crafts and Service Maintenance Compensation Schedule for salary ranges.  For salary grade UC, these positions are "Unclassified" and salary ranges are determined by the hiring department.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The postdoc will join an NIH-funded project to unravel how Listeria monocytogens pathogenicity is linked mechanistically to nutrient limitation. In particular, we are interested in understanding how the host immune response and the nutritive properties of host tissues guide Listeria behavior. The study will utilize 13C-perturbation techniques for analysis of the glucose incorporation and metabolism during replication of Listeria in macrophages. The projects will make use of molecular and biochemical approaches, RNA-Seq, cutting edge small animal imaging techniques, as well as traditional in vivo animal models of infection.

Minimum Qualifications:

 The successful candidate must have a PhD in Molecular Biology, Immunology, or relevant field.
 Ideal candidates should have some knowledge of molecular biological techniques, such as RNA/DNA/protein extraction, gene deletion, and real-time PCR.
 Strong interest in conducting research in the topics described.
 Preference will be given to individuals with experience with mouse models of infection and/or mammalian cell culture.
 A strong track record in peer-reviewed journals.
 Ability to work independently as well as cooperatively with other lab members as a team.

Instructions for Applying:

Applicants must apply online. Qualified applicants are invited to submit a cover letter, CV, and contact information of at least two professional references to Dr. Hossam Abdelhamed (

Restricted Clause:

Position contingent upon funding availability.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

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