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CLOSED: Job: Biology-Infectious Diseases Postdoctoral Fellow

January 16, 2018 - 21:39 -- MalariaWorld Jobs

 The California Institute for Biomedical Research (Calibr)
Location: La Jolla, California

Who we are

The California Institute for Biomedical Research (Calibr) is a not-for profit research institute located in La Jolla, California. Calibr is focused on innovative early stage translational research in the areas of regenerative medicine, cancer biology, cardiovascular and metabolic disease, immunology and infectious disease.

The position

The California Institute for Biomedical Research (Calibr) is seeking a talented Postdoctoral Fellow candidate to join a global training program supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The successful candidate will work with an interdisciplinary team of scientists focused on translational research and drug discovery for neglected tropical disease, particularly protozoans. The role of the candidate may include leadership and coordination of a malaria drug discovery project and responsibilities may also extend to an active role in early phase drug discovery including assay development, screening, data processing and in vitro and in vivo biological follow-up of lead candidates. On successful completion of the program, the fellow will have the opportunity to transition to a position at the Global Health Drug Discovery Institute, which is to be established in Beijing, China, by Tsinghua University and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Required experience

  • PhD in biology, biochemistry, immunology, or a related field
  • Experience with tissue culture, assay development, small molecule discovery and vivarium work are    preferred
  • Highly motivated, creative and team-oriented
  • Able to effectively collaborate and communicate within the team and with partners
  • Fluent communication skills in Mandarin Chinese
  • A genuine passion for infectious disease

Candidates with previous experience with infectious disease, vaccine development and/or drug discovery are encouraged to apply. Postdoctoral fellows will have the opportunity to publish their findings in high-impact, peer-reviewed journals.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.

With or without reasonable accommodation, employees in this position must be able to sit and type at a computer terminal for up to 8 hours per day with appropriate breaks and perform tasks that require fine dexterity and repetitive motions using the arms, hands, wrists and fingers. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position.  Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.

All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.  To perform this job successfully, the incumbents will possess the skills aptitudes and abilities to perform each duty proficiently.  Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others.  The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills or abilities.

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