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Two Microbiology/Immunology Faculty Positions

The Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences (Health Science Campus) is seeking to fill two tenured or tenure-track faculty (Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor) positions with a focus in virology, bacteriology, and/or immunology. The university is looking to build on existing strengths in bacterial pathogenesis, viral pathogenesis, host-pathogen interactions, and immune responses to infectious diseases.

Candidates for Assistant Professor are expected to have a substantial record of research accomplishments, demonstrated ability to compete for grant funding by having, at a minimum, a funded transition to independence grant or equivalent, and willingness and ability to contribute to graduate and medical education. Applicants at the rank of Associate and Full Professor are expected to have significant grant funding from NIH or other national agencies. The department has available recently-renovated space, state-of-the-art core facilities, and a BSL3 laboratory. Access to clinical samples is possible through an academic affiliation with Promedica Health Systems.

Applications must include: a) cover letter; b) CV; c) a brief summary of research interests, past accomplishments, and future plans; and d) names and addresses of three references. Application materials should be addressed to Dr. Viviana Ferreira and be sent electronically to: MicrobiologyImmunology@utoledo.edu for full consideration. The search committee will review applications until the position is filled. For further details regarding this position, visit our webpage at: http://www.utoledo.edu/med/depts/micro or email the search committee at MicrobiologyImmunology@utoledo.edu. The University of Toledo is committed to diversity and equal opportunity. Applications from women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged.


 

Lab Tech 

Research assistant

Position summary: 

Research assistant to support execution of biomedical research on a National Institutes of Health (NIH) - funded project to study the molecular mechanisms of bacterial pathogenesis. The research assistant is also responsible for coordinating and conducting other activities related to the study that includes managing lab inventories, ordering supplies, preparing reagents, training students, and maintaining the equipment and laboratory.

Qualifications:
  • Requires a minimum of a Bachelor's degree with preference for a Master's degree or equivalent degree or experience.
  • Skills to set up, organize, and oversee the operation and maintenance of the laboratory.
  • Knowledge and understanding of commonly used concepts, practices, and procedures within the fields of biochemistry, molecular biology, bacteriology, and microbiology.
  • Ability to handle Risk Group 2 organisms and hazardous chemicals safely.
  • Ability to operate laboratory equipment, including spectrophotometers, thermal cyclers, microscopes, biosafety cabinets, autoclaves, ultracentrifuges, and liquid scintillation counters.
  • Ability to conduct biochemical, molecular biological, bacterial, and microbiological experiments under limited supervision.
  • Experience in rodent husbandry or veterinary care is useful, but not required.
  • Ability to work and communicate with PI and laboratory members effectively and collaboratively. Must be highly motivated, responsible, dependable and a self-starter.
  • Ability to use computer applications, such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Serve as an ambassador of UTMC in the community, demonstrating our organization's values, services and mission.

    Required Communication and other Skills:
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision in an organized fashion.
  • Capacity to work collaboratively with investigators in a multidisciplinary academic setting.
  • Experience in rodent husbandry or veterinary care is useful, but not required.
  • Must have excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office. Experience using advanced Excel functions such as tables, graphs, statistical formulas, and Basic editor is preferred.
  • Knowledge of the methods, materials, and equipment used in animal care and laboratory activities

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Lab Research Technician

Position summary: 

Serve as a research technician on National Institutes of Health (NIH) and American Heart Association (AHA) - funded projects to study innate immune responses, particularly the interferon system, to protect against viral and non-viral diseases.  

Qualifications:
  • BS or MS in biology, physiology, pharmacology, kinesiology, neuroscience, genetics, or related discipline. 
  • Prior laboratory research or technician experience desirable.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. 
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision in an organized fashion. 
  • Capacity to work collaboratively with investigators in a multidisciplinary academic setting.
  • Experience in rodent husbandry or veterinary care is useful, but not required.
  • Must have excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office.
  • Experience using advanced Excel functions such as tables, graphs, statistical formulas, and Basic editor is preferred. 
  • Knowledge of the methods, materials, and equipment used in animal care and laboratory activities. 

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PostDoc

Position summary:

Serve as a postdoctoral fellow on National Institutes of Health (NIH) and American Heart Association (AHA) - funded projects to study innate immune responses, particularly the interferon system, to protect against viral and non-viral diseases.

Qualifications:
  • Ideal applicants are expected to be highly organized, detail-oriented, and able to perform multiple research activities (multi-task) on a daily basis. Occasional weekend and/or night laboratory work may be necessary.
  • Working experience with maintaining mouse colony, breeding transgenic mice, genotyping and functional characterization using such techniques as PCR, cloning, recombinant protein expression and purification, SDS-PAGE, western blotting, flow cytometry, fluorescence microscopy, and experience growing bacteria.
  • Ph.D. degree in biological/medical sciences (e.g., microbiology, molecular biology, biology, biochemistry, immunology) required.
  • Minimum five years laboratory research experience with either animal models or molecular biology techniques is required. Experience with both is strongly preferred.
  • Basic electronic word processing, database management, and data analysis skills are required.
  • Applicant must be able to clearly speak and write technical data in English and have the ability to work independently. 

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Last Updated: 9/13/21