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THE ESHRAGHI LAB IS HIRING!!

The Eshraghi Lab in the Department of Infectious Diseases and Immunology is a new interdisciplinary research group focused on biological research at the interface of cell biology, microbiology, and pathogenesis. We strive to build a collaborative team that is rooted in scientific rigor, equity, and open access. We are seeking candidates for the following positions:

1. Postdoctoral Scholar
2. Graduate Student

3. Undergraduate Researcher
 



Academic positions:
1. Postdoctoral Scholar


The Eshraghi Lab is seeking a postdoctoral scholar to join our team. Research in the Eshraghi Lab focuses on understanding the mechanistic details of how bacterial pathogens take advantage of key host cellular processes and how the host responds to these pathogens.  The candidate will work with the PI and research team to conduct experiments leading to high-impact publications and grant applications.

Candidates should have excellent communication skills (both oral and written), be highly organized, and work well in a team. Candidates must be able to perform independent scientific research including the design and development of research objectives for experimentation; analyze and evaluate findings; assist in the completion of grant applications and regulatory documents; write technical summaries and co-author articles for publication; prepare and make formal presentations of research results; and be able to work under broad direction of principal investigator. It is preferred that the candidate have technical experience in molecular biology, cell culture, and biochemistry.

Requirements:- A Ph.D. from an accredited institution- Must possess knowledge of modern research methods, data collection, and analysis. Candidate should have extensive research experience including preparation of research manuscripts.- Must have significant experience in analyzing and evaluating data.- General level of knowledge of project management, decision-making, and analytical skills.- Must have strong verbal and written communication skills.- Must have strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively with diverse trainees.- Candidates must be eligible and competitive for funding through federal or private grants.

 

Interested candidates should send a brief email summarizing their research interests, goals, and CV to Dr. Aria Eshraghi.

 


2. Graduate Student

The Eshraghi Lab is seeking a graduate student to join our team. Research in the Eshraghi Lab focuses on understanding the mechanistic details of how bacterial pathogens take advantage of key host cellular processes and how the host responds to these pathogens.  The candidate will work with the PI and research team to conduct experiments leading to high-impact publications and grant applications.

Candidates should have excellent communication skills (both oral and written), be highly organized, and work well in a team. Candidates must be able to perform independent scientific research including the design and development of research objectives for experimentation; analyze and evaluate findings; assist in the completion of grant applications and regulatory documents; write technical summaries and co-author articles for publication; prepare and make formal presentations of research results; and be able to work under broad direction of principal investigator. It is preferred that the candidate have technical experience in molecular biology, cell culture, and biochemistry.

Requirements:
- An undergraduate degree from an accredited institution.
- At least one year (part time) research experience.
- Must have significant experience in analyzing and evaluating data.
- General level of knowledge of project management, decision-making, critical thinking, and analytical skills.
- Must have strong verbal and written communication skills.
- Must have strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively with diverse trainees.
- Candidates must be eligible and competitive for funding through federal or private grants.

Interested candidates should send a brief email summarizing their research interests, goals, and CV to Dr. Aria Eshraghi.

 

3. Undergraduate Researcher

The Eshraghi Lab recruits undergraduate researchers on an ongoing basis. Successful candidates will support a number of ongoing projects with the goal of characterizing the role of the bacterial type VI secretion system in pathogenesis. No experience is necessary and training with close mentorship will be provided.  Preference will be given to sophomores and juniors who are highly motivated and have a long-term interest in research. Competitive candidates must have sufficient time to commit to research and be highly thoughtful and organized. For more information about the lab’s research focus, please look at the lab’s publications. We will support undergraduate resesearchers who show high aptitude with research credits, honors thesis support and scholarship application support.

Responsibilities:
Apply molecular biology techniques to engineer recombinant DNA. Utilize genetic systems to construct novel bacterial strains. Utilize a tissue culture infection model to better understand the pathogenesis of an intracellular pathogen.

Qualifications:
Good bench skills and the ability to maintain thorough records.
Good communication and organizational skills
Willingness to work flexible hours based on project requirements
A work ethic that includes neatness, punctuality and accuracy

Interested candidates should send a brief email summarizing their research interests, career goals, resume, and most recent unofficial transcript to Dr. Aria Eshraghi.

 


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

 

University of Florida

Department of Infectious Diseases and Immunology

Mailing address:

P.O. Box 110880

Gainesville, FL 32611-0880 USA

Physical address:

1945 SW 16th Avenue

Gainesville, FL 32608 USA

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