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Research Scientist

School of Medicine
19000980 Requisition #

Job Summary:

This position in the Kadosh lab involves conducting research projects designed to determine the molecular mechanisms of fungal pathogenesis. More specifically, a variety of bioinformatic, genetic, genomic, biochemical, cellular and molecular biological approaches will be taken to study mechanisms that control morphology, virulence and virulence-related properties in pathogenic Candida species. For additional details and previous publications see https://wp.uthscsa.edu/mimg/team-member/david-kadosh-ph-d/. Many opportunities are available for collaboration with both basic and clinical mycologists at the San Antonio Center for Medical Mycology (http://www.sacmm.org/). This group represents one of
the largest mycology centers in the U.S. and includes 11 laboratories working on a variety of topics in fungal pathogenesis. This position will also involve preparation of manuscripts and abstracts for presentation.


Preferred qualifications:

PhD is preferred. Highly motivated individuals with previous experience and a strong track record in bioinformatics, molecular biology, genomics, cell biology, genetics, and/or protein chemistry are especially encouraged to apply. Previous experience in bioinformatics/computational biology is strongly preferred but not required. Prior experience in fungal pathogenesis is desirable, but not necessarily required. Computer skills, strong organizational and interpersonal skills, good verbal and written skills, attention to detail, and ability to multitask effectively are strongly preferred.



Job Duties 1

Plan, coordinate and carry out research experiments involving growth of fungal and bacterial cultures, RNA and DNA isolation. Apply complex techniques including bioinformatic analysis, PCR, Northern/Southern/Western analysis, protein purification, quantitative PCR, RNA-seq and other deep sequencing techniques, gene cloning, electrophoresis, gene expression analysis (various methods), phenotypic analysis, chromatin immunoprecipitation, pathogen-host cell adhesion assays, transformation and genetic modification of fungal pathogen strains.  Assist in the development of new techniques to be used in fungal pathogenesis experiments. Interact and perform experiments in conjunction with collaborators.  

(% of time: 78%)


Job Duties 2 

Assist in the analysis and interpretation of research data and preparation of manuscripts, abstracts and reports for publication.

(% of time: 10%)


Job Duties 3

Presentation of research findings at local, regional and national conferences.

(% of time: 2%)



Job Duties 4

Provide direction and training to students and other laboratory personnel when needed.

(% of time: 10%).


Masters degree required. Doctorate degree is preferred.


Two (2) years of related experience is required.

UT Health San Antonio is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer.  It is our policy to promote and ensure equal employment opportunity for all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.

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