Associate Researcher - 11142BR
20% - Direct the Immunology Core Laboratory established as part of the Kansas Vaccine Institute.
10% - Collaborate with faculty in the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, along with faculty from across the University and external academic and industry collaborators in cutting edge interdisciplinary research.
10% - Contribute to the graduate/postgraduate training mission of the department, including participation in graduate training and the mentoring and professional development of graduate research students and postdoctoral fellows.
10% - Participate in the training of undergraduate students in the lab including promoting undergraduate research.
5% - Participate in the regular department seminar series and strive to advocate the department research mission by presenting research at professional meetings and through invited seminars.
5% - Take part in other activities that are at the core of the Department’s overall mission including outreach, in-house service and professional service.
- Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in the area of microbiology, molecular genetics, biochemistry, immunology or a suitably-related field in the biological sciences.
- At least two years of postdoctoral experience in the generation of subunit vaccine formulations and the comprehensive analysis of immune responses to these vaccines and measures of protective efficacy.
- A record of publication in peer-reviewed journals as evidence of scholarly achievement.
- Demonstration of an interdisciplinary approach to research.
- Demonstrated experience in the preparation of proposals for the acquisition of intramural and/or extramural research funding.
- Experience in the use of FACS, ELISpot MSD plate reader systems and other specialized instrumentation for detailed analysis of mammalian immune responses is essential.
- Demonstrated research productivity in one or more areas related to the development of bacterial subunit vaccines targeting the specialized type III secretion system.
- Demonstrated success in obtaining research support.