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Post Doctoral Scientist - Microbial Pathogenesis

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Nationwide Children's Hospital/Ohio State University

Columbus, OH

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Post Doctoral Scientist - Microbial Pathogenesis


Microbial Pathogenesis

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Nationwide Children's Hospital/Ohio State University

Columbus, OH

United States

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Open until Filled

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Available Immediately

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Biology - Microbiology

Biology - Biochemistry

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The Center for Microbial Pathogenesis within the Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is seeking a Postdoctoral Scientist to study the role of the nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae phasevarion in pathogenesis of otitis media and other diseases of the respiratory tract. To be considered, the candidate must have a Ph.D. in bacterial molecular biology, microbiology, immunology or biochemistry. Experience in bacterial molecular biology is required. Applicants with an interest in the molecular mechanisms that underlie polymicrobial (viral-bacterial) diseases, the contributions of biofilms to the pathogenesis of diseases of the airway, and the immune response to these diseases are encouraged to apply. The Postdoctoral Scientist will investigate the phasevarion of nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae as part of a funded grant from the


/NIDCD, with the goal of becoming independent in his/her research effort. Applicants must be comfortable and willing to work with animal models of disease. The Postdoctoral Scientist will also be responsible for the supervision of technicians and student trainees and ultimately procurement of external research funding.


Excellent communication skills

Demonstrated peer-reviewed publication record

Experience in preparation of abstracts and scientific presentations

Strong mathematical and analytical skills

Experience in molecular cloning and generation of bacterial mutants

Working knowledge of bacterial regulation and hands-on experience in the study of gene and protein expression

Bacterial & eukaryotic



and protein isolation

Experience with animal models of disease

Primary cell culture

Proficiency in immunological assessments (i.e.


, flow cytometry) and histology

Ability to be productive independently as well as a part of the laboratory team

Must be able to occasionally work after hours and/or weekends for experiments

Please review these peer-reviewed publications regarding this project:

Brockman KL, et al. Sci Rep. 2017 Jun 9;7(1):3161.


: 28600561

Brockman KL, et al. J Infect Dis. 2016 Sep 1;214(5):817-24.


: 27288538

Atack JM, et al. Nat Commun. 2015 Jul 28;6:7828.


: 26215614

Nationwide Children’s Hospital is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. Candidates of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Interested candidates should submit a letter describing experience, CV, and 3 reference letters to Dr. Lauren O. Bakaletz.

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Nationwide Children's Hospital/Ohio State University
Patrick Kennedy

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