Postdoctoral research position in E. coli antibiotic resistance, Atlanta, USA


Applications are invited for a one-year Post-Doctoral Researcher position available immediately in the Department of Environmental Health at the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, under the supervision of Dr. Karen Levy, and in collaboration with Dr. Joseph Eisenberg at the University of Michigan.  This position is supported by an NSF Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases grant focused on the role of small-scale poultry farming on the development and spread of antibiotic resistance.  This position is located in Atlanta, GA and may begin immediately.

This position will entail carrying out analysis and writing manuscripts related to a large library of E. coli isolates from human, chicken, and environmental samples that were collected in a rural region of Ecuador.  The post-doc will carry out analysis of phenotypic and genotypic data on the dynamics of antibiotic resistance development in poultry, and explore evidence for zoonotic transmission and sharing of resistance between chickens and humans in rural Ecuador.  All isolates have already been collected and most have been genotyped or are in the process of being genotyped.  The post-doc will have the opportunity to carry out new analyses of existing data, and will assist with compiling literature reviews, drafting manuscripts, and creating figures for analyses currently in progress.

Applications should have strong writing and data analysis skills, and should have a background in microbiology, bacterial genetics, antibiotic resistance, and/or disease ecology.  Applicants should have successfully defended their dissertation and should have a PhD degree in Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Epidemiology, Environmental Health Sciences, or related field.

The postdoc will have the opportunity to take advantage of the resources available at the Rollins School of Public Health (RSPH), one of the nation’s leading schools of public health and a leader in the field of water and sanitation studies through the Center for Global Safe Water.  RSPH has the benefit of being located directly adjacent to the U.S. CDC.

To apply, please send CV, writing sample, and an email describing your interest and background to