Postdoctoral Position in ‘Fungal Genomics and Antifungal Resistance’

Department of Laboratory Medicine, NIH Clinical Center, Bethesda, MD, USA

Position Description: 

A post-doctoral scientist position is available in Dr. Amir Seyedmousavi’s laboratory within the Microbiology Service, Department of Laboratory Medicine, NIH Clinical Center on the main Bethesda NIH campus. This position will offer a unique opportunity to study ‘Genomic Diversity, Pathogenesis, and Antifungal Susceptibility/Resistance of Emerging and Cryptic Aspergillus species Isolated from Hospitalized Patients Underlying Immunodeficiencies. These fungal isolates are mainly obtained from patients enrolled in clinical trials, who come from various locations throughout the world, some with very rare disorders, and many of the patients are very immunocompromised.

The Microbiology Service of Department of Laboratory Medicine at NIH Clinical Center is a CAP-accredited 7,000 square foot laboratory, offering tests that cover all areas of microbiology, including bacteriology, mycology, parasitology, mycobacteriology, and molecular diagnostics. The Microbiology Service provide testing for many NIH institute research programs and we therefore have state-of-the-art instrumentation, including MALDI-TOF technology for organism identification, an extensive molecular diagnostics section and a BSL3 level facility.


We are looking for a highly motivated scientist with a Ph.D. degree and strong background in molecular biology, microbiology and/or mycology, biochemistry, functional genomics, or related discipline. Experience with animal models of microbial diseases, bacterial/fungal phylogenetics, proficient understanding of next generation sequencing, and bioinformatics is a plus.  Candidates should have a publication record in peer-reviewed journals, strong oral and written communication skills and be able to conduct research independently, and work collaboratively with other scientists.

The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.

How To Apply: 

Interested candidates should send (1) a cover letter including a short statement (no more than two pages) about your skill set, clinical research interests and career goals, (2) curriculum vitae (CV) with bibliography, and (3) the names and contact information of three references who may be contacted for letters by e-mail to Dr. Amir Seyedmousavi, PhD, FECMM, Director of Medical Mycology Section, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health, Building 10, Room 2C-3385A, 10 Center Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892; E-mail:, Phone: (301) 827-7314; Fax: (301) 402-1886.

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