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Postdoctoral Position at Washington University in Saint Louis


The Doering group at Washington University School of Medicine is seeking a highly
motivated postdoctoral researcher to study glycan synthesis in the pathogenic yeast
Cryptococcus neoformans.

Work in the Doering lab (doeringlab.com) focuses on exciting aspects of basic biology
and host interactions of Cryptococcus neoformans. Our goal is to elucidate unique
aspects of cryptococcal biology that are of fundamental interest and may also suggest
targets for badly needed antifungal chemotherapy. Our most recent review of
cryptococcal glycobiology is Wang et al., Glycobiology 2018.

The ideal candidate will have significant experience in protein expression and
biochemical characterization, with productive Ph.D. studies in a relevant field. This
individual should have excellent bench and critical thinking skills, be an effective
communicator (orally and in writing), and be committed to doing rigorous science in a
collaborative atmosphere. Experience in the area of glycobiology or glycoactive
enzymes is a plus, but qualified applicants with other research backgrounds will be
considered.

The laboratory is located in a highly interactive and well-regarded department of
Molecular Microbiology, on a medical school campus that is equipped with state of the
art facilities. The trainee will receive mentoring in the skills required for a successful
career in science, including training in preparation of manuscripts, presentations, and
grants. Washington University offers an outstanding academic environment and St.
Louis is a great place to live. To apply, please send a single pdf file including CV,
contact information for at least two references, and a statement of research interests
and career goals to Tamara Doering at doering@wustl.edu.