Postdoctoral Fellow in Mycobacterium tuberculosis Survival Mechanisms

Saranac Lake, NY
May 10, 2022
Required Education
Position Type
Full time

Trudeau Institute, an internationally acclaimed, path-breaking research institute focused on alleviating the continuing burden of infectious disease, has an immediate opening for a Postdoctoral Fellow. The institute hosts multi-disciplinary research devoted to translating the advances of basic science into new strategies to meet today’s urgent infectious disease challenges, collaborating with partners from academic and governmental biomedical laboratories, the biotech and pharmaceutical industries, and major global health focused foundations.

As a part of our tuberculosis research program, we are recruiting an innovative bacteriologist to take on projects involved in characterizing the host niche of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and identifying novel therapeutic strategies to clear mycobacterial infections. The fellow will employ bacterial genetics, in vitro and in vivo preclinical models, and genomic, transcriptomic, and metabolomic approaches to achieve project goals. The Institute is ideally suited for this program with capacious animal facilities, including ABSL-3, maintained by experienced staff, and well-equipped with advanced microscopy, flow cytometry, next-generation sequencing, and mass spectrometry instrumentation.

The fellow will be energized by the institute’s translational focus, and enthused to be working in a highly collaborative manner with academic, clinical and industry colleagues. Duties will include experimental research, training and directing junior scientists, and presentation of results at meetings and in publications. The work will span microbiology, molecular genetics, biochemistry, systems biology, infection biology, and pharmacology.


  • PhD or MD/PhD with evidence of independence and productivity. 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and command of the scientific literature
  • Experience in bacterial and mammalian cell culture, evaluation of novel therapeutics, and pre-clinical animal models is desirable

Trudeau Institute is located in an affordable, small-town environment in amidst of the beautiful Adirondack Mountains in Northern New York State with abundant recreational opportunities. On-campus housing situated on a recreational lake is available. We offer competitive salaries along with a robust benefits package (including health, dental, life and long term disability insurance and a generous employer retirement contribution). The Institute is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer encouraging women, individuals with disabilities, minorities and veterans to apply.

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For additional details, contact Dr. Brian Weinrick, Tuberculosis R&D Center Lead Investigator,, Dr. Michaelle Chojnacki, Principal Investigator, or Kelsey Stanton, Human Resource Manager, Trudeau Institute, Inc. 154 Algonquin Avenue Saranac Lake, NY 12983 Fax (518) 891-5126