Postdoctoral fellow to study the epidemiology and ecology of emerging infectious diseases at the human-animal interface.


-Postdoctoral Associate conducts research in zoonotic viral respiratory infections
-The candidate would work with a team of faculty, clinicians, postdoctoral professionals, graduate and undergraduate students in conducting research and training regarding zoonotic viral respiratory infections. Much of the work is applied in nature.
-Plans, directs and coordinates complex lab-based or field research following general technical procedures.
-Gain training in and conducts laboratory work in BSL2E and BSL3E laboratory spaces
-Oversees the records of all tests performed, data collected and reviews preliminary analysis of junior staff.
-Contributes to scientific analysis and interpretation of projects.
-Establishes and maintains quality control measures for assigned project operations.
-Works with Principal Investigator to formulate research plans, coordinates project activities and establishes appropriate reporting procedures.
-Makes modifications to research procedures in collaboration with the Principal Investigator.
-Confers with Principal Investigator regarding results obtained and receives suggestions for modification to procedures and/or interpretation of final data.
-Assist Principal Investigator with drafting research proposals, scientific reports and teaching scientific methods to more junior trainees.
-Ensures the accurate assembly, calibration, operation and modification of a variety of laboratory equipment as defined by appropriate guidelines.
-Makes minor modifications and repairs to equipment as necessary.
-Adheres to internal controls established for department.
-May supervise junior staff and in doing so oversees the daily activities and work assignments of more junior research staff.
-Performs related duties as required.


-Doctoral degree in the life sciences with 5 years of related experience is required.


-Doctoral degree in life sciences
-US Citizen
-5 years of experience in infectious disease research and experience in scientific publication.
-Experience in preparing proposal for human subjects and animal use ethics board reviews (IRB and IACUC).

University of Texas Medical Branch
Galveston, TX
Closing date
June 30th, 2022
Posted on
May 31st, 2022 21:40
Last updated
May 31st, 2022 21:40