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Industry LysinBacterial vaginosisMolecular BiologyPharmaceutical development
Added 4 days ago
PhagoMed Biopharma GmbH, Vienna, Austria

PhagoMed is also looking for a high-calibre molecular biologist to join their lysin team as Senior Scientist.

Role:

  • Establish research processes according to the latest microbiological technology developments (e.g. robotics and genomic data);
  • Further establish and validate potency model for endolysins against bacteria in (mucosal) biofilm and planktonic growth;
  • Assembly of bacterial panels for species of interest, including in silico analysis of geno- and serotypes, to ensure required genetical and geographical breadth
    (…)
Industry Lysin
Added 4 days ago
PhagoMed Biopharma GmbH, Vienna, Austria

PhagoMed, an Austrian biotech company focused on the development of human therapeutic applications of phages and phage-derived proteins, is looking for a Group Leader for their Lysins group. This role will involve leading the research into breakthrough lysin applications in areas of high medical need – together with a highly talented team and a network of leading physicians.

Role:

  • Take the full responsibility to advance the pharmaceutical endolysin development program against the milestones of the development plan
  • Coordinate the development workstreams between the lab work in Vienna, the work at our academic and commercial research partners and any relevant external parties (e.g. Regulatory Consultants)
    (…)
Industry Phage CharacterizationAnimal modelBiodefense
Added 12 days ago

ICON Government and Public Health Solutions specializes in preclinical through phase IV support of clinical research and clinical trial services for biologics, drugs, and devices. The candidate would perform research on bacteriophages and microbial pathogens of military relevance (e.g. Staphylococcus aureus, Shigella, Pseudomonas, Klebsiella, etc.), including in-depth bacteriophage characterization and animal modeling.

Post Doc Phage IsolationComparative genomics
Added 7 days ago
Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Prof. Trevor Lithgow

The project aims to discover new phage in samples we have collected from diverse environments across the world, to characterize new features in phage morphology by cryo-electron microscopy, and to understand evolutionary linkages through comparative genomics.

More info and applications through: [email protected]

More Details Last day to apply: June 30, 2019
Post Doc Structural BiologyPhage Therapy
Added 12 days ago
Dr. Sebastian Leptihn

The Leptihn Group offers a Postdoctoral Fellowship: The project involves viruses of microbes (bacteriophages) with aspects on both function and structure of phage proteins, as well as phage therapy. Experience in imaging and protein biochemistry or microbiology are desired.

Post Doc Phage BiologyAntimicrobial resistanceBiofilms
Added a month ago
University of Copenhagen, Frederiksberg, Denmark

We are looking for a highly motivated and dynamic researcher for a 2 year position, to commence August 1, 2019. The position is related to role of bacteriophages in the transfer of antibiotic resistance genes in Staphylococcus and the extent to which such transfer takes place in biofilms. We have a multinational research environment with strong national and international collaborators.

Post Doc AgricultureBiocontrol
Added a month ago
University of Lincoln, Lincoln, GB

A Research Fellow is required within the School of Life Sciences to support a new project in collaboration with partners in China entitled ‘Novel biocontrol to combat Clostridium perfringens in poultry flocks’. Ideally you will have a strong background in microbiology/molecular biology and some knowledge of bacteriophage technology.

Research Assistant Phage Discovery
Added a month ago
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

The successful candidate will be involved in laboratory activities mainly on the detection, isolation, and characterization of bacteriophages from environmental samples, as well as identification of Shiga Toxin-producing E. coli (STEC).

Post Doc Phage BiologyMicrobiomePhage Therapy
Added a month ago
Monash University, The Barr Lab, Melbourne, Australia
Dr. Jeremy Barr

The Barr Lab research group is studying bacteriophages within the context of their bacterial and mammalian hosts. We are offering an excellent opportunity to engage in an exciting post-doc position that combines microbiology, cell biology, genetics, evolution and microscopy within both in vitro and in vivo model systems. A number of research project are available within the lab for the right applicant, including, but not limited to:

  • Interaction of temperate phages within the human gut microbiome and characterising the tripartite symbioses they form with bacterial and animal hosts.
  • Phage therapy with a focus on identifying mechanism of phage infectivity and translation of results into the clinic.
    Applicants are encouraged to read through the Barr lab website, including research directions and expectations, for further information on how to apply.
Post Doc Phage TherapyUTI
Added a month ago
Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX
Dr. Barbara Trautner, Dr. Anthony Maresso and Dr. Frank Ramig

We have an exciting new postdoc training and research opportunity recently made possible via the acquisition of a VA Merit Award to discover and develop therapeutic phages to treat E. coli infections in a murine model of CAUTI (catheter associated urinary tract infection). This is a unique opportunity to engage a growing phage therapy presence and group at Baylor (Department of Molecular Virology and Microbiology) and the Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas.

Faculty MicrobiomeHealth
Added 2 months ago

We are seeking highly qualified investigators who use definitive approaches to understand the nature of the microbiome and its impact on host physiology and disease susceptibility. Candidates are sought with expertise in areas related to microbiology, including, but not limited to, microbe-microbe interactions, microbehost interactions, microbial ecology, microbial enzymology and biochemistry, bacteriophage therapy, and the role of microbiota in cancer biology and response to immunotherapy.

Post Doc Plant pathogensGenomics
Added 2 months ago
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Dr. Wang

The Wang Laboratory of Molecular Food Safety invites applications for a postdoctoral research fellow position. The successful candidate will execute research on the characterization of the microbial pathogen Rhizobium radiobacter (Agrobacterium tumefaciens) and its interaction with bacteriophages.

Post Doc Phage BiologyBioinformatics
Added 3 months ago

We are looking for a postdoc with strong quantitative skills as well as expertise in bioinformatics and computational genomics. The general aim of the project is to explore the diversity and specificity of interactions between bacteriophages and opportunistic bacterial pathogens in the family of Enterobacteriaceae, with primary emphasis on Klebsiella pneumoniae.

Research Technician Phage BiologyToxin/antitoxinChromosome Organization
Added 3 months ago
Dr. Michael Laub

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has an opening for a Research Technician to join the laboratory of Dr. Michael Laub in the Biology Department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Principal research interests of the Laub laboratory include toxin-antitoxin systems, phage biology, and chromosome organization.

Director of R&D Antimicrobial resistanceDrug Development
Added 3 months ago

CARB-X, a Boston University Global Partnership, has an exciting opportunity for a talented individual to join our core team at Boston University in the role of Director of Research & Development. CARB-X is a new organization located at the BU School of Law, focused on accelerating the pre-clinical development of drugs, vaccines and diagnostics to address antibiotic resistance. The Director of R&D will take responsibility for the planning, review, awarding and monitoring of novel R&D projects addressing the antimicrobial resistance issue on a global basis. *Note: CARB-X is one of the current funding possibilities for phage research and development, so we are posting this here!

Post Doc Mobile genetic elements
Added 3 months ago
Dr. Richard Novick

The Novick lab at the NYU School of Medicine is seeking a post-doctoral trainee. The project involves studying conversion of highly mobile, phage-related staphylococcal pathogenicity islands into antibacterial agents. Work involves gene cloning, preparation and purification of phage-like particles, followed by testing for function in vitro and for treatment of experimental infections in mice. The project is described in the following article.

Research Technician Mobile genetic elements
Added 3 months ago
Dr. Richard Novick

The Novick lab at the NYU School of Medicine is seeking a research technician to perform laboratory experiments such as bacterial cultures, strain isolation, genetic tests, experiments with mice; manage lab - order supplies, maintain inventory, maintain equipment. Lab project: Conversion of highly mobile phage related staphylococcal pathogenicity islands into antibacterial agents. The project is described in the following article.

PhD Archael viruses
Added 3 months ago
University of Freiburg, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
Dr. Tessa Quax

Studying the infection mechanisms of archaeal viruses can provide insight into the evolutionary history of viruses and help to understand adaptation to extreme environments. In the framework of a recently awarded Emmy Noether grant, we offer an excellent opportunity to engage into an exciting PhD project that combines microbiology, genetics, microscopy and biochemical tools in the context of a dynamic and enthusiastic work environment, with state-of-the-art equipment and various chances for national and international scientific collaborations.

Post Doc Archael viruses
Added 3 months ago
University of Freiburg, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
Dr. Tessa Quax

Studying the infection mechanisms of archaeal viruses can provide insight into the evolutionary history of viruses and help to understand adaptation to extreme environments. In the framework of a recently awarded Emmy Noether grant, we offer an excellent opportunity to engage into an exciting post-doc project that combines microbiology, genetics, microscopy and biochemical tools in the context of a dynamic and enthusiastic work environment, with state-of-the-art equipment and various chances for national and international scientific collaborations.

Programmer VirologySoftware Development
Added 4 months ago

The Center for Phage Technology is looking for a Programmer I, which will, under direction, perform specialized software development and support functions such as troubleshooting, debugging, problem-solving, analysis, and research in a viral bioinformatics field.

Post Doc VirologyMetagenomicsBioinformatics
Added 4 months ago
Viroplant H2020, Montpellier, France
Dr. Mylene Ogliastro

Looking for motivated postdoc who wants to explore virus diversity (in insects). This is part of an EU project, ViroplantH2020, and is a 2-year position. Experience in viral metagenomics and bionformatics required. Position available now in Montpellier, France. Contact @MOgliastro for details.

Post Doc Marine virology
Added 4 months ago
Dr. Jennifer Brum

Dr. Jennifer Brum is seeking a highly-motivated postdoctoral researcher to investigate viral ecology and viral effects on biogeochemical cycling in seven globally-distributed marine oxygen minimum zones (OMZs).

Research Technologist Plant pathogensPhageBiocontrol
Added 4 months ago
Penn State University, Pennsylvania, PA

The Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology is seeking a Research Technologist to perform a primary role in developing biological control cocktails that could be used to suppress bacterial blotch of mushroom in organic production systems. Specific projects will include enriching, isolating, and characterizing bacteriophage that specifically target blotch inciting pathogens, as well as screening mushroom colonizing non-pathogenic bacteria for the ability to antagonize mushroom pathogens.

PhD Marine microbiologyPhage
Added 4 months ago
Texas A&M Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, TX
Dr. Jeffrey Turner and Dr. Daniele Provenzano

The successful applicant will conduct research related to bacterial genomics, pathogenesis and molecular biology. The project entails dissecting the contribution of a novel bacteriophage in modulating cold-shock adaptation and animal model colonization using molecular cloning and gene knock-out/complementation techniques in Vibrio parahaemolyticus, a marine pathogen of human and ecological relevance.

PhD PoultryFood
Added 4 months ago
University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Dr. Hany Anany

Dr. Hany Anany is looking for a PhD student to join his growing research group starting from May 2019. The candidate will be working on investigating phage (free and immobilized) intervention during poultry carcass processing and packaging to control Campylobacter and Salmonella contamination. The project will include phage genome analysis, studying phage host interaction (transcriptome analysis) and metagenomics analysis of various environmental samples.

The candidate should meet the University of Guelph PhD admission requirements

(Important note: for non-Canadian students, meeting the English test requirement and having at least 80% in your MSc average are mandatory for this position)

Interested candidates should contact Dr. Anany directly ([email protected]) and send her/his CV ASAP.

Post Doc Phage TherapyMicrobiome
Added 5 months ago

The Center for Innovative Phage Applications and Therapeutics (IPATH) at the University of California, San Diego is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to investigate the effects of phages in altering the human microbiome and in combating pathogens.

Post Doc BioinformaticsAMR
Added 6 months ago
Dr. Li Deng

The Institute of Virology is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher for the newly funded ERC project, with a particular emphasis on bacteriophage communities. The successful applicant will be involved in the development and the use of new methods and tools for illustrating bacteriophages infecting antibiotic resistance bacteria, including handling, analyzing and interpreting metagenomic and meta-transcriptomic (RNA-seq), proteomic data, as well as further development and/or application of multivariate analysis methods for comparative omics.

Faculty Biology
Added 6 months ago
UT Dallas, Dallas, TX

The Department of Biological Sciences in the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at The University of Texas at Dallas invites applications for an open rank faculty position in Biological Sciences.

Our preference is for applications at the Assistant Professor level, but we will also consider applicants at the Associate or Full Professor level.

Phage researchers (especially postdocs) encouraged to apply!

Desired start date: Aug. 1, 2019.
Open until filled.

PhD SoilCrops
Added 7 months ago

Martha Clokie has an exciting, fully-funded PhD opportunity to work on soil phages in collaboration with APS Biocontrol Ltd.

Post Doc BioinformaticsGenomicsProphage
Added 2 months ago
Dr. Julia Frunzke

The Institute of Bio- and Geosciences (IBG-1) of the Forschungszentrum Jülich performs research in the field of molecular and applied microbiology. The successful candidate will work on an ERC funded project and will be part a Helmholtz research group located at the IBG-1. Current projects of the group focus on phage-host regulatory interaction and the integration of prophage elements in host networks. Applications from experimentalists wanting to switch to data analysis are welcome.

More Details Last day to apply: April 9, 2019
PhD Biofilms Expiring Soon
Added 6 months ago
Dr. Eleanor Jameson, Dr. Andrew Millard, and Dr. Freya Harrison

Join @Ellie__Jameson, @friendlymicrobe and @milja001 to:

  • Examine the structure of phage communities from a range of environments with metagenome sequencing.
  • Construct a synthetic model biofilm in the laboratory, which is representative of waste water treatment biofouling.
  • Determine the efficacy of phage communities from the different environments in degrading the synthetic biofilm.
More Details Last day to apply: April 22, 2019
Assistant Professor Virology
Added 6 months ago

The Department seeks candidates who are focused on studies of viral infection, including (but not limited to): molecular mechanisms of virus infection and pathogenesis; cell biology of infection; virus structure; viral evolution/interactions of viruses with their hosts; and host responses to viral infection. Candidates will be expected to develop and maintain an innovative, externally funded research program. We offer competitive startup and ongoing support, highly competitive salaries, multi-tiered faculty mentoring, a centralized graduate program, and an exceptionally collaborative departmental and institutional culture with abundant opportunities for both basic and translational research.

More Details Last day to apply: May 13, 2019
Expired Jobs
Phage Biotech MicrobiologyMolecular Biology Expired
Added 4 months ago
Locus Biosciences, Research Triangle Park, NC

Locus Biosciences is seeking a highly motivated and detail-oriented applicant to join our research and development team as a full-time Research Technician. This individual will be responsible for inventory tracking, media preparation, and carrying out research goals.

Phage Biotech Drug DevelopmentMicrobiologyMolecular Biology Expired
Added 4 months ago
Locus Biosciences, Research Triangle Park, NC

Locus Biosciences is seeking highly motivated applicants to join our research and development team as a full-time Principal or Senior Scientist. This position is well suited for experienced scientists that have a desire to lead scientific efforts and pursue multiple avenues to complete research objectives.

Phage Biotech MicrobiologyDrug DevelopmentBioinformatics Expired
Added 4 months ago
Locus Biosciences, Research Triangle Park, NC

Locus Biosciences is seeking highly motivated applicants to join our research and development team as a full-time Scientist. This position is well suited for innovative scientists that have a desire to lead their scientific efforts from the bench and a passion to develop and pursue multiple avenues to complete research objectives.

Phage Biotech Molecular BiologyMicrobiologyBioinformatics Expired
Added 4 months ago
Locus Biosciences, Research Triangle Park, NC

Locus Biosciences is seeking a highly motivated and entrepreneurial applicant to join our research and development team as a full-time Research Associate. This position is well suited for those that can accomplish defined work, as well as assist in approaching and solving complex scientific problems.

PhD Lung pathogens Expired
Added 19 days ago
Dr. Mike Barer and Dr. Martha Clokie

Mike Barer and Martha Clokie of the University of Leicester are hiring a PhD student researcher to study the detection of pathogen-specific bacteriophages in face-mask samples to distinguish colonisation from infection in exacerbations of chronic lung disease.

Research Assistant Structural Biology Expired
Added 19 days ago
University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Dr. N. M. Taylor

The Taylor group is studying the structure and mechanism of biological molecular machines using cryo-electron microscopy. We are especially interested in resolving structural and functional pathways of bacteriophages and human membrane proteins. We are seeking a research assistant to work within the areas of cloning, cell culture, recombinant expression, and protein purification of soluble and membrane proteins and complexes.

PhD Soil MicrobiomeProphage Expired
Added 2 months ago
University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
Dr. E. Harrison, Dr. A. Krzywoszynska

In this project we will investigate novel ways of improving the effectiveness of next generation bio-fertilizers – including using naturally occurring mutualistic viruses (temperate phages) which associate with rhizobia to enhance the competitiveness of inoculant strains. Along side these experimental approaches we will explore the societal attractiveness and usefulness of inoculant technologies and practices. Finally, we will design and conduct experiments with growers to understand how they may be able to observe, intervene in, and improve their soil microbiomes through do-it-yourself approaches. Open to students worldwide.

PhD MicrobiomeGutPhage Expired
Added 2 months ago
University of Warwick, Quadram Institute, Warwick, UK
Dr. Eleanor Jameson, Prof. Orkun Soyer, Prof. Arjan Narbad

The gut microbiome consists of viruses, bacteria, archaea and eukaryotes. To date research efforts have focused on bacteria, however the gut virome remains underexplored, even though the viral (bacteriophages) interactions are intrinsically linked to the dynamics of the gut microbiome. The project will seek to understand overall changes to the gut microbiome with increased phage loads.

Post Doc Computational biologyBacterial Genomics Expired
Added 3 months ago
Dr. Ross Fitzgerald

A post-doctoral fellowship is available in the University of Edinburgh with Professor J. Ross Fitzgerald and colleagues. The 3 year-funded project involves a grouping of microbiologists, bioinformaticians and veterinary and human medical clinicians in the Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh. We have demonstrated the capacity for Nanopore-based whole genome sequencing of clinical samples without the need for culture, to allow rapid diagnosis of bacterial infections and prediction of antibiotic sensitivity. The successful candidate will further develop the sequence-based technique which will be formally tested on veterinary patients with infections in a clinical setting.

*Note from Twitter: this position will involve working alongside a group doing phage therapy research

Post Doc Phage displayNeurodegeneration Expired
Added 3 months ago
Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
Dr. Adam Martin

The Dementia Research Centre within the Department of Biomedical Sciences is seeking a suitably qualified Postdoctoral Research Fellow with a proven track record in peptide phage display technology to provide research support for the NHMRC funded project “Self-assembled hydrogels for neurodegeneration”.

Post Doc AMRPhage Therapy Expired
Added 4 months ago

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Postdoctoral Scientist to provide high level scientific and technical support to a new project on phages as a One Health approach for the replacement of antibiotics, and reduction of drug resistant nontyphoidal Salmonella, in poultry farms in Kenya.

Research Assistant AMRPhage Therapy Expired
Added 4 months ago

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Research Assistant to provide technical assistance to a team working on the use of phages as a One Health approach for the replacement of antibiotics, and reduction of drug resistant nontyphoidal Salmonella in poultry farms in Kenya.

Post Doc PoultryBiocontrolPhage Expired
Added 4 months ago

A Research Fellow is required within the School of Life Sciences to support a new project in collaboration with partners in China entitled ‘Novel biocontrol to combat Clostridium perfringens in poultry flocks’. Ideally you will have a strong background in microbiology/molecular biology and some knowledge of bacteriophage technology.

Post Doc Viral Communication Expired
Added 5 months ago
Dr. Edze Westra

Dr. Edze Westra of the University of Exeter has a postdoctoral position that will focus on virus communication systems. The project will involve collaboration with Rotem Sorek, Angus Buckling, Kai Papenfort and Sylvain Gandon.

Post Doc GutBioinformatics Expired
Added 5 months ago
Quadram Institute, Norwich, UK
Dr. Evelien Adriaenssens

Dr. Evelien Adriaenssens is looking for a phage enthusiast to join her group at the Quadram Institute Bioscience in Norwich (UK). The work will be focused on developing a protocol for isolation of novel gut bacteriophages, in combination with bioinformatic studies of gut viral communities.

Post Doc Transduction Expired
Added 5 months ago
Dr. José R. Penadés

José R. Penadés of the University of Glasgow is hiring a postdoctoral researcher to investigate whether phage-mediated lateral transduction, a recently-described phenomenon, is widespread in nature.

Post Doc BioinformaticsGenomics Expired
Added 5 months ago

We are looking to recruit a Postdoc Bioinformatics / (Pro-)phage genomics.

The successful candidate will work in an ERC funded project (ERC starting grant “Pro_Phage”) and will be part a Helmholtz research group located at the Institute of Bio- and Geosciences – Biotechnology (IBG-1) of the Forschungszentrum Jülich. Current projects of the group focus on phage-host regulatory interaction and the integration of prophage elements in host networks.

Post Doc Mobile genetic elements Expired
Added 5 months ago
Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden
Dr. Ignacio Mir-Sanchis

The lab of Ignacio Mir-Sanchis at Umeå University in Sweden has two funded postdoctoral positions open. Both positions will focus on gene expression and replication of Staphylococcal mobile genetic elements (including phages!).

Pre Doc AMR Expired
Added 6 months ago
Dr. Chris Kenyon

Chris Kenyon’s group at the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerpen, Belgium is seeking a pre-doctoral researcher to study antimicrobial resistance in Neisseria gonorrhoeae. This will involve developing phage cocktails against N. gonorrhoeae. Must speak Dutch and English.

Research Technician Expired
Added 6 months ago
Dr. Martha Clokie

To determine the risk posed to UK consumers by Salmonella which may enter the food chain via contaminated poultry and swine products from both the UK and Thailand, we will collect up to 300 Salmonella isolates from each country from swine and poultry. We will ensure that the Salmonella isolates are representative of the top 5 serovars from each country, from poultry and pigs, and if possible, have been isolated at different times. Whole genome sequencing (WGS) will be performed on all isolates, and phylogenetic reconstruction performed to examine Thai and UK lineages.

PhD MicrobiomeGut Expired
Added 6 months ago

The project will seek to understand overall changes to the gut microbiome with increased phage loads. This will involve analysis of the bacteria, archaea, eukaryotes and viruses and their metabolites in response to phage treatments in gut microbiome microcosms.

Post Doc VirologyFood Expired
Added 7 months ago
Dr. Julie Jean

The research team within the Department of Food Science and the Institute of Nutrition and Functional Foods (INAF) at Laval University in Quebec City, Canada is looking for a postdoctoral fellow. The project will focus on the development of concentration and detection methods of foodborne viruses (norovirus and hepatitis A virus) from food samples.

Research Assistant Expired
Added 7 months ago
Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Dr. Darren Smith

We are now seeking applications from highly committed, motivated and talented postdoctoral researchers to join the phage research team at Northumbria University for a fixed term, 24 months project in collaboration with clinicians at the Great Northern Children’s hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne. This Action Medical Research funded project will characterise the intestinal virome of preterm, low-birthweight infants to determine bacteriophage groups that are present in the early gut flora in neonates.