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Post Doct Research Associate – Microbiology

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University of Tennessee

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Knoxville, Tennessee

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Mon, 14 Jun 2021 23:59:59 GMT

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Post-Doct Research Associate – Microbiology US-Tennessee-Knoxville Post-Doctoral Research Associate – Microbiology The Department of Microbiology at the University of Tennessee is seeking a post-doctoral research associate to study the genetics of viruses that infect microalgae. This is a full-time position. The post-doctoral research associate will work in a collaborative team and perform experiments that develop tools used to genetically engineer viruses in the Mimiviridae and their hosts, focusing on viruses of photosynthetic plankton. The associate will communicate with other investigators, write reports and manuscripts and assist in advising and training of graduate and undergraduate research students. About The University of Tennessee The Department of Microbiology values the quality of life of all its members, and is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse community and to supporting the intercultural goals of the University. The Department of Microbiology is a dynamic and collaborative group of 18 faculty and 5- graduate students that maintains close ties to nearby Oak Ridge National Lab. Knoxville is an exciting city that has undergone a vibrant civic revitalization over the past several years and is being recognized as one of the most exciting up-and-coming regions in the country. Nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, Knoxville offers a broad spectrum of educational, recreational and cultural opportunities. REQUIREMENTS: A PhD in microbiology, biochemistry, molecular biology or a related field must be completed by the starting date of the position and the candidate is expected to have experience with molecular biology and genetics. Experience working with and publishing peer-reviewed scientific papers focused on microalgae and or viruses would be seen as a strong attribute. Please include a cover letter, resume, a statement of research interests and the names of two references with online application. Questions should be addressed to Steven Wilhelm, Mossman Professor of Microbiology (). All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admissions without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status. Eligibility and other terms and conditions of employment benefits at The University of Tennessee are governed by laws and regulations of the State of Tennessee, and this non-discrimination statement is intended to be consistent with those laws and regulations. In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, The University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the University. Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, and national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), ADA (disability), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone . Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity. Research Professional May 12, 2021, 11:45:18 AM Full-time