Seeking an outstanding individual to join the Sandoz Lab in the Department of Population Medicine & Diagnostic Sciences, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. Research in the Sandoz Lab will probe the structural and physiological determinants of quiescence in the Gram-negative bacterium, Coxiella burnetii. C. burnetii is an unusually hardy pathogen that survives in the environment for years. Newfound interactions within the C. burnetii cell envelope point towards a new mechanism that may underpin this spore-like stability (Sandoz et al. Nature Microbiology, forthcoming). The successful applicant will investigate how the modification of cell envelope architecture and outer membrane tethering by Coxiella peptidoglycan-modifying enzymes contributes to the stability and survival of this pathogen.
Successful candidates must have a PhD, experience in bacterial genetics, biochemistry, cellular or molecular biology, cell culture, structural biology, and/or LC-MS/MS. Individuals who bring additional perspectives and expertise are also encouraged to apply. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and an ability to work in a team are essential for participating in our multi-disciplinary research. Creativity, enthusiasm, attention to detail, and a strong work ethic are required.
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