Sr Rsrch Assoc, Infect Disease

Overview  The Hackensack Meridian Health Center for Discovery and Innovation (CDI) is offering a Sr Rsrch Assoc, Infect Disease position in the field of infectious and inflammatory diseases in the laboratory of Dr. David Perlin.  The Perlin lab is interested in drug discovery against multidrug resistant bacterial infections, mechanisms of antifungal drug resistance, studies of drug action at sites of infection, rapid detection of drug resistant bloodstream and respiratory pathogens in high-risk patients, and the application of small animal models for high-threat pathogens.  Key areas of focus include: Drug discovery against multidrug resistant bacteria causing both systemic and wound Infections Rapid detection of respiratory and bloodstream infections and associated resistance markers Developing and running BSL2/BSL3 small animal infection models for bacterial, fungal and viral pathogens Delivering small animal infection models for ESKAPE, TB and select agent bacterial pathogens to evaluate lead compounds.   The research program incorporates both basic preclinical and translational research and is aimed towards clinical translation of its most promising discoveries. The successful Sr Rsrch Assoc, Infect Disease candidate will conduct basic or translational research under the supervision of a full-time Associate Member.     Responsibilities Conducts research and/or laboratory tasks and experiments under general supervision. Collects, analyzes, and interprets data. Creates reports from analysis of initial observations and conclusions. Recommends changes to experimental protocols, design, and documentation. Handles complex issues and problems, and refers only the most complex issues to higher-level staff. Provides coaching and/or mentoring. Presents findings at national conferences. Publish results in reputable peer-reviewed journals Qualifications Hold a M.D. or Ph.D. degree from an accredited medial school or graduate level institution. Minimum of four years of post-doctoral research experience in a qualified laboratory in academia or industry. Minimum of two peer-reviewed publications from prior work experience. Experience conducting and designing research projects. Experience working with animal infection models in infectious disease Possesses comprehensive knowledge of subject matter. 2018-61078
Salary Range: NA
Minimum Qualification
5 - 7 years

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