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Alan Hauser Lab
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Department of Microbiology-Immunology
303 E. Chicago Ave.
Ward 6-035
Chicago, IL 60611

You may also email Alan Hauser or Egon Ozer directly.

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Postdoctoral Opening

The Hauser Lab is seeking a postdoctoral fellow interested in the fields of bacterial pathogenesis and genomics. The fellow will work on an NIH-funded project to better understand the genomic basis of virulence in Pseudomonas aeruginosa. In particular, the question of why some P. aeruginosa strains are substantially more virulent than others will be examined. The project will provide training in genomic, computational, and molecular approaches as well as animal models. It is anticipated that successful completion of the project will provide a useful model to predict the virulence of P. aeruginosa and identify a number of novel virulence factors. Defining the mechanisms of these novel virulence factors will be the basis for fundable projects that the postdoc can take with him/her/them to start an independent faculty position.

We are looking for a self-motivated candidate who is passionate about microbial pathogenesis. The candidate should be near completion of his/her/their doctoral degree in microbiology or a related field. The successful applicant will be highly collaborative and a strong communicator. He/she/they should be able to work independently, mentor other lab members, and have a strong work ethic. The candidate will be encouraged to apply for funding opportunities. Experience in microbiology is required, and experience with genomic, computational or bioinformatic techniques is an advantage.

The Hauser Lab is a dynamic group of talented scientists working in a highly collaborative and supportive environment. Our lab consists of undergraduates, graduate students, PhD postdocs and MD fellows all working together to solve important microbiological problems by approaching them from different angles. Multidisciplinary approaches are used, which provide training opportunities in molecular techniques, microscopy, tissue culture, animal models, computational methodologies, and clinical studies. The lab emphasizes collegiality, and lab members frequently work together to learn new techniques and perform large experiments. We value team science, and multiple ongoing collaborations are in place with other departments, universities, and companies. The environment is cutting edge, and projects provide opportunities for professional advancement. To date, six former postdoctoral fellows from the Hauser Lab hold academic appointments of assistant or associate professor.

To apply, please email your CV, a list of three references and a cover letter describing your interests and goals.