Applications are invited for a full-time research position in the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Fellowship Program at the Division of Vector-Borne Diseases (DVBD), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Fort Collins, Colorado. The individual will participate in a broad range of laboratory activities related to the study of Lyme disease with a specific focus on the discovery of metabolic biomarkers for various stages of this infection and treatment response. This work will require handling human specimens including serum and urine, extensive computer analysis using complex software programs and the use of mass spectrometry.
The selected individual should be able to perform the design and execution of experiments; the proper recording and reporting of experimental data; the writing of draft research manuscripts; and the presentation of data at scientific meetings.
The individual in this position must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in the fields of infectious diseases, microbiology, biochemistry or chemistry. The selected individual will receive training in all procedures involved in the work. However, previous experience working on Lyme disease, metabolomic approaches or mass spectrometry is preferable.
This is a fellow position with initial appointment for one year and an annual stipend not to exceed $62,850 depending on education and experience. Extensions for additional periods may be made not to exceed a total of 4 years. The individual may be a U.S. citizen or a non-citizen with an appropriate visa.
Requested start date is September 20th, 2015. Please apply for this position at the following ORISE webpage: http://orise.orau.gov/cdc/default.html under current research opportunities.Deadline is this Friday, August 14, 2015. Click here for more details.