Washington University


Saint Louis


The Doering group at Washington University School of Medicine is seeking a highly

motivated postdoctoral researcher to study glycan synthesis in the pathogenic yeast

Cryptococcus neoformans.

Work in the Doering lab ( focuses on exciting aspects of basic biology

and host interactions of Cryptococcus neoformans. Our goal is to elucidate unique

aspects of cryptococcal biology that are of fundamental interest and may also suggest

targets for badly needed antifungal chemotherapy. Our most recent review of

cryptococcal glycobiology is Wang et al., Glycobiology 2018.

The ideal candidate will have significant experience in protein expression and

biochemical characterization, with productive Ph.D. studies in a relevant field. This

individual should have excellent bench and critical thinking skills, be an effective

communicator (orally and in writing), and be committed to doing rigorous science in a

collaborative atmosphere. Experience in the area of glycobiology or glycoactive

enzymes is a plus, but qualified applicants with other research backgrounds will be


The laboratory is located in a highly interactive and well-regarded department of

Molecular Microbiology, on a medical school campus that is equipped with state of the

art facilities. The trainee will receive mentoring in the skills required for a successful

career in science, including training in preparation of manuscripts, presentations, and

grants. Washington University offers an outstanding academic environment and St.

Louis is a great place to live. To apply, please send a single pdf file including CV,

contact information for at least two references, and a statement of research interests

and career goals to Tamara Doering at [email protected]

Closing date: 

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 09:15

Contact name: 

Tamara Doering

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