Employment

Applications are invited for a staff scientist position. 

 

Major duties and responsibilities:
The Keck Center for Transgene Research at the University of Notre Dame is in the process of hiring a staff scientist. The main focus of this position will be in establishing research projects centered around microbial pathogenicity and hemostasis.  One model will utilize Group A streptococcal infections in mice with deficiencies in components of hemostasis.  Structural interactions between GAS surface virulence factors and hemostasis proteins are important directions of the research program and familiarity with techniques used to study protein-protein interactions is preferred.  This will require a strong biochemical background with familiarity with aspects of hemostasis.   The candidate should be willing to learn and perform other related duties as the needs of the project progress.  Some administrative duties will also be a component of this position. 

 

Requirements for the position:
Doctoral degree in Biochemistry, Biology, Microbiology or Immunology or related discipline is a requirement with postdoctoral experience of at least 2 years.   Optimally, the successful candidate would have a strong background in aspects of hemostasis.

 

Interested candidates should send their curriculum vitae, a statement of research goals, and 3 letters of recommendation to:

 

Victoria A. Ploplis, Ph.D.
Associate Director
W. M. Keck Center for Transgene Research
230 Raclin-Carmichael Hall
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, Indiana 46556
vploplis@nd.edu

The University of Notre Dame is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

 

 

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral fellowship position. 

 

Major duties and responsibilities:
The Keck Center for Transgene Research at the University of Notre Dame is in the process of hiring a postdoctoral fellow. The main focus of this position will be in establishing and characterizing in vivo models of Behcet’s disease.  One model will utilize herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection in mice.  This will require culturing HSV, administering the virus, and characterizing disease phenotypes.  Further characterization will require the use of histological techniques, plasma based ELISA assays, and coagulation profiling using traditional assays as well as thromboelastography. Small molecule drugs will be used to determine efficacy of treatment on the progression and arrest of the disease. The candidate should be willing to learn and perform other related duties as the needs of the project progress.

 

Requirements for the position:
Doctoral degree in Biochemistry, Biology, Microbiology and Immunology or related discipline.  Optimally, the successful candidate would have a strong background in virology, cell biology, animal physiology, or related fields.

Interested candidates should send their curriculum vitae, a statement of research goals, and 3 letters of recommendation to:

 

Victoria A. Ploplis, Ph.D.
Associate Director
W. M. Keck Center for Transgene Research
230 Raclin-Carmichael Hall
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, Indiana 46556
vploplis@nd.edu

 

The University of Notre Dame is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.