Available Positions

A POSTDOCTORAL SCIENTIST position is available to study unique aspects of chlamydial physiology in the laboratory of Dr. Scot Ouellette in the Department of Pathology and Microbiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. 

Chlamydia is an obligate intracellular bacterium that is the leading cause of bacterial sexually transmitted infections.  As a developmentally regulated bacterium, Chlamydia utilize novel mechanisms to differentiate, divide, and develop.  The successful candidate will lead experiments to probe the unique features of this unusual bacterium following their own interests and goals of the lab.  Ideal candidates will have a PhD obtained within the past three years in molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, microbiology, or cell biology with related skillsets.  The successful applicant will be a highly motivated, independent, and hypothesis-driven scientist who will be expected to participate in training of graduate and younger students, lab meetings, and other duties appropriate to the applicant’s career goals.  Start date is negotiable.  Application should include a cover letter describing research experience and interests (max. 2 pages), CV with complete list of publications, and names and contact information for three references.

UNMC has a vibrant research and medical community within the growing and affordable city of Omaha, NE.  The Department of Pathology and Microbiology has over 60 faculty members, ~50 graduate students, and more than two dozen postdoctoral fellows and residents working in modern, well-equipped labs with state-of-the-art facilities.  The Department has particular expertise in Gram-positive cocci and obligate intracellular pathogens.

Feel free to contact Dr. Rucks (lisa.rucks@unmc.edu) or Dr. Ouellette (scot.ouellette@unmc.edu) with any questions.  For more information about the UNMC Chlamydia Research Group, please visit https://www.unmc.edu/pathology-research/microbiology/bacteriology/chlamydia/index.html  Interested applicants can apply here: https://unmc.peopleadmin.com/postings/53182