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Post-doctoral Scholar Position in Infectious Disease (Tuberculosis)
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University

Date Posted Jan. 13, 2022
Title Post-doctoral Scholar Position in Infectious Disease (Tuberculosis)
University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
Grafton, MA, United States
Department Department of Infectious Disease and Global Health (IDGH)
Application Deadline open until filled
Position Start Date Jan. 10, 2022
  • Post-Doc
  • Pathology/Pathobiology
    Veterinary Medicine - General

Post-doctoral Scholar Position in Infectious Disease (tuberculosis) at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University

The Department of Infectious Diseases and Global Health (IDGH) at Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine is in North Grafton, MA near Worcester MA and 40 miles west of Boston. The campus is within walking distance of MBTA commuter rail allowing access to public transportation.

Position overview: This position requires (i) prior experience QA/QC and managing data sets; statistical analyses, graphing, interpreting biological data sets and scientific writing for publication; (ii) strong organizational and planning skills; (iii) laboratory bench experience with sterile technique such as cell culture and/or biosafety level 2 (BSL2); (iii) prior experience and/or willingness to successfully complete biosafety level 3 (BSL3) and animal biosafety level 3 (ABSL3) training and perform independent experiments to generate new data from Mycobacterium tuberculosis infected hosts.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: The candidate will be required to work on individual projects and as part of a research team. Essential duties are (i) successful completion and implementation of BSL3 and ABSL3 work practices to generate, QA/QC new data from Mycobacterium tuberculosis infected hosts; (ii) analysis, interpretation and manuscript preparation for peer-reviewed publication; and (iii) learn and support digital pathology image analysis and other complex data types. Projects will align with ongoing team research collaborations with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, NY); Wake Forest University (Winston-Salem, NC); the Jackson Laboratory (Bar Harbor, ME); and Texas Biomedical Research Center (San Antonio, TX). The candidate must be willing to travel to those locations if required. The candidate must possess strong skills in oral and written communication; planning and organization to independently manage data and experimental infections with Mycobacterium tuberculosis; and be highly self-motivated to incorporate innovative techniques.

Qualifications and Experience: PhD in bioengineering, biology, biochemistry, chemistry and/or microbiology (or related fields) * Computer skills and basic computer programming in statistical and graphical methods for biological data * Experience in sterile techniques and microbiology a plus.

This position is a 2-year NIH grant-funded position with the possibility of extension. Anticipated start date is immediately, as of January 10th, 2022. Salary is based on NIH recommended pay scale for post-doctoral scientists.

How to apply: Candidates should submit their application stating their professional experience and goals along with their CV and 3 professional contact references electronically via Interfolio at Questions about the position can be directed to Dr. Gillian Beamer (

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Contact Information

  • Jennifer Keefe
    Department of Infectious Disease and Global Health (IDGH)
    Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
    200 Westboro Road
    Bernice Barbour Wildlife Medicine Building
    North Grafton, MA 01536


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