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Research Associate

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Position Details

Title Research Associate
Specific Title
Appointment Type Research Associate
Department IUSM - Microbiology & Immunology
Campus IU School of Medicine Indianapolis
Position Summary

The Nelson lab is seeking a full-time research associate who will direct microbial cultivation and metagenomic sequencing activities related to on-going NIH-funded study whose aim is to identify novel pathogens associated with male idiopathic urethritis. Approximately 75% of this individual’s time would be spent on sample processing, data generation and analysis, and the other 25% on management of laboratory support staff and coordination with clinical staff at study sites.

Basic Qualifications

Minimum requirements include a PhD in microbiology and demonstrated experience in processing various types of clinical specimens for microbial cultivation and metagenomic sequencing. Demonstrated experience in cultivation of novel microorganisms, contemporary 16S, 18S and shotgun metagenomic sequencing approaches, and genome assembly and annotation are also essential for this position.
Prior laboratory management experience is highly desirable.

Department Contact for Questions

Dave Nelson,

Additional Qualifications

This position requires extensive time walking between various clinical sites, the most typical walk is ½ a mile and it has to be done quickly.

Special Instructions
Priority Application Review Deadline
Expected Start Date 10/01/2017
OAA # IUSM001812016

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this position?
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    • Announcement: Other Journal or Magazine
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  2. * Are you a dual career partner (your partner or spouse is already being recruited)?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Application
Optional Documents
  1. List Of References