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Bacterial Genetics and Biochemistry in MRSA

University of Maryland, College Park, College Park, Maryland

Position Description:

The Dickey Lab is seeking a post-doctoral associate to focus on establishing advanced genetic techniques based on CRISPR and TnSeq platforms to investigate pathways within methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus that underly bacterial physiology, virulence, and antimicrobial resistance. The associate will also investigate underlying mechanisms using microbiological and biochemical assays.

The Dickey Lab is in the Department of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Maryland, College Park. Located just outside of Washington D.C., the successful candidate will be immersed in an environment that boasts renowned faculty and cutting-edge research facilities. The associate will further benefit under the close mentorship of the principal investigator, including strong support for career development.

The post-doctoral associate will be expected to design and conduct independent research; provide mentorship to students and trainees within the lab; assist in grant writing and manuscript preparation; and present findings at scientific conferences.


Applicants should have a Ph.D. in a life science field. Creative and highly motivated applicants who have demonstrated productivity in bacterial genetics, molecular biology, and/or protein biochemistry.

To Apply:

Interested candidates should apply via email to and include their CV and contact information for 3 references. A career statement is also encouraged.

Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check. A prior criminal conviction or convictions will not automatically disqualify a finalist from employment in the position.

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