A PhD position is available at Texas A&M University in Corpus Christi, Texas, USA (http://www.tamucc.edu) in the Laboratory for Microbial and Environmental Genomics (http://turnerlab.tamucc.edu). Known locally as The Island University, TAMU-CC is a premier research institution ideally located on the Gulf of Mexico. The candidate will pursue a PhD in the Marine Biology Program (http://marinebiology.tamucc.edu), which is part of a unique Interdisciplinary Degree Program (IDP) between three Texas A&M University campuses: Corpus Christi, Galveston, and College Station. The program is interdisciplinary in nature and offers a vibrant and culturally diverse research experience.
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. The project is a collaborative NIH-funded project between Dr. Jeffrey Turner (TAMU-CC) and Dr. Daniele Provenzano (University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, UTRGV).
The minimum requirement is a BS degree (MS preferred) with emphasis in Microbiology, Bacterial Genetics, Molecular Biology, or a closely related discipline. Priority will be given to candidates with experience in animal model colonization and gene knock-out/complementation assays. The position is available beginning Summer 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful applicant is guaranteed a Graduate Research Assistantship that includes tuition and stipend. Please email Dr. Jeffrey Turner (email@example.com) and Dr. Daniele Provenzano (firstname.lastname@example.org) to be considered for the position. Include a statement of interest, CV, unofficial transcripts, and GRE scores. Screening of applications will begin immediately and the position will be filled as soon as a qualified applicant is identified.