Research Fellow - 21439BR
Collaborative research responsibilities will include contributing to study design, blood sample processing and biobanking, cell culture (mammalian cell and bacterial), and pharmacodynamic/pharmacokinetic analyses. Additional opportunities for analysis of high-dimensional data (e.g., RNA-seq, proteomics, flow cytometry), statistical modeling, and manuscript/grant writing are available. The candidate will work in a highly collaborative and productive environment, which provides unique training opportunities from leading faculty members in infectious diseases, pulmonary and critical care medicine, immunology, and bioinformatics.
Dr. Britt and his lab work at the interface of microbiology, immunology, and systems biology/epidemiology to discover novel therapeutic strategies for the management of “superbug” infections, using in vitro, ex vivo, and computational approaches. His group has published award-winning research in leading journals in the field, including Clinical Infectious Diseases, Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, and Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (https://brittlab.com/publications/).The position is funded through the University of Kansas, School of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy Practice at the KU Medical campus (KUMC) in Kansas City, Kansas.
A fellowship will last two years and upon successful completion, the fellow will receive a certificate of completion of a Fellowship in Academic Pharmaceutical Research signed by the Fellow’s sponsor, Chair of Pharmacy Practice and the Dean of the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy.
In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the University actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups and those committed to excellence and who can contribute to the University's innovative, collaborative, and multidisciplinary initiatives to educate leaders, build healthy communities, and make discoveries that will change the world. See http://www.provost.ku.edu/strategic-plan/initiatives.
10% - Assist in the training and professional development of undergraduate and graduate level researchers.
5 % - Laboratory management responsibilities, including: equipment maintenance, ordering of supplies, compliance with laboratory safety protocols.
5% - Grant writing
5% - Attend and participate in scientific group meetings and seminars.
- A terminal degree in Pharmacy (Doctor of Pharmacy from an ACPE accredited school with or without a M.S.) or PhD degree in molecular biology, computational biology, epidemiology, or related field.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills as evidenced in application materials and interview.
- Documented experience in research data analysis.
- Research experience in publication record in infectious diseases or sepsis.
- Proficiency in at least one of the following statistical software packages (R, SAS, Python, Perl, SPSS).