University of South Alabama Posted Positions

Postdoctoral Fellow

The Hermance laboratory in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of South Alabama is recruiting a postdoctoral fellow to lead multiple aspects of core laboratory projects examining tick-virus-host interactions. Essential job duties will include planning and executing laboratory experiments or projects related to: tick vector competency, intra-tick infection biology, and skin immunology at the tick feeding site. These projects involve tick-borne flaviviruses and bandaviruses, several of which must be manipulated within Biosafety Level-3 facilities. While experience working with ticks and/or virus is preferred, these skills are not required. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the training/mentoring of graduate student researchers and research technologists, and should therefore be capable of working both independently and as part of a team. The individual will be expected to uphold a collaborative environment and possess strong verbal/written communication and organizational skills. Required qualifications: Ph.D. and research experience in microbiology, virology, immunology, vector biology, medical entomology, or a related field. To apply, please submit a CV, a letter (1 page or less) summarizing research interests and goals, and the contact information for three references to Meghan Hermance, Ph.D. at mhermance@southalabama.edu

Postdoctoral Fellow

A postdoctoral position is immediately available at Lim laboratory in Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, College of Medicine, University of South Alabama. A highly skilled  recent PhD in biomedical science related disciplines is required. We are studying nuclear signaling roles of focal adhesion kinase (FAK) in vascular disease and cancer using biochemistry, molecular biology, epigenetic tools and genetic mouse models (Circ Res. Jeong et al. 2019, Cardiovascular Res. Jeong et al. 2021, Sci Rep. Murphy et al. 2019). Salary commensurate with experience. Please send CV and three references to Dr. Steve Lim at limlabusa@gmail.com.

The University of South Alabama is an EO/AA Employer – minorities/females/veterans/disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity 

Postdoctoral Researcher – Small Community/Decentralized Wastewater Systems

Job Type:  Post-Doc
Job Rank:  Postdoctoral Researcher
Job Institution:   University of South Alabama, Department of Civil, Coastal, & Environmental Engineering

Job Description:
The Department of Civil, Coastal, & Environmental Engineering at the University of South Alabama invites applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher position for in the area of Small Community/Decentralized Wastewater Systems.  The postdoctoral scholar will work on a multi-university team funded by the prestigious Columbia World Projects endowment looking to evaluate and demonstrate decentralized wastewater models (financial, technological, management entity, etc.) for small/rural community viability.    The project is also looking to develop data and tools that allow an exploration of the financial and technical applicability of decentralized wastewater collection/treatment/reuse systems as a function of scale. We see this as the direction for the future in both rural and urban environments. The candidate of interest would have skills in decentralized wastewater system technologies, network optimization, financial analysis, smart systems, sensors & control, and be adept in spatio-temporal data analytics.  We are seeking an independent researcher with good communication skills (to interact with academic partners and local communities) and an ability to work on a highly collaborative team.

Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S. The University of South Alabama is an EO/AA Employer – minorities/females/veterans/disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity 

Contact:  Dr. Kevin White    kwhite@southalabama.edu

Postdoctoral Position in the Sobol Lab

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Robert W. Sobol, Director of the Molecular & Metabolic Oncology program at the University of South Alabama Mitchell Cancer Institute (USA-MCI) in Mobile, AL, USA.
This appointment will focus on the cell and molecular biology of Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma (HNSCC). This project will investigate the role that Ancestry Informative Markers (AIMs) in select DNA repair and DNA damage response genes may contribute to the biological basis for the observed health disparity among patients with regard to clinical outcome. 

This position will provide a unique opportunity to apply state-of-the-art cell biology, molecular biology and gene editing approaches to uncover mechanisms impacted by defects in select DNA repair and DNA damage response genes with an initial emphasis on DNA polymerase beta. The position requires a motivated postdoctoral fellow with experience in cell culture, flow cytometry, and molecular biology approaches. Experience with confocal microscopy techniques and gene editing would be a significant advantage as well. 

The Mitchell Cancer Institute is a highly interactive and collaborative research environment where interdisciplinary research approaches are utilized to help improve our understanding of cancer, it’s treatment, and it’s prevention. 


Qualifications


  • PhD degree in cancer biology, biochemistry, toxicology, or pharmacology.
  • The project also requires standard molecular biology techniques (PCR, cloning, immunoblotting), cell line cultivation and maintenance, standard toxicology techniques (cytotoxicity, comet, and ELISA or immunofluorescence). 
  • Experience with confocal microscopy is a plus.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.

Positions will be within the Department of Oncologic Sciences and the Mitchell Cancer Institute at the University of South Alabama. To apply, please send your curriculum vitae to: sobol.lab@gmail.com

Applications will be reviewed and evaluated on an ongoing basis.

The University of South Alabama is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Minorities/Females/Veterans/ Disabled.

Postdoctoral Researcher-Microbiology and Immunology

Position description:
Title: Postdoctoral researcher
Salary: NIH requirement; $54,840
Effective date: Dec 1 st , 2022 – November 30 th , 2025
Job description:
100% research. The researcher will examine vector-Rickettsia interactions. The role of
candidate arthropod molecules associated with rickettsial infection will be characterized, and
their role in transmission assessed by gene knockdown techniques (RNAi) in the vector.
Additional projects will focus on rickettsial molecules associated with infection of the arthropod
and transmission to a vertebrate host. The researcher will need a working knowledge of
molecular biology techniques and practices used in the project including nucleic acid
purification, PCR, IFA, protein analysis, cell transfection, microscopy, and tissue culture. Special
emphasis on development of systems in novel host background would be preferred.
Qualifications:
PhD or equivalent.
The applicant must have working knowledge of molecular biology and microbiology. Arthropod
and animal handling required. Must be able to pass safety and security requirements for
research in high-containment laboratory.

Contact: Kevin Macaluso kmacaluso@southalabama.edu