Postdoc positions in the Heitman lab and through the Molecular Mycology Training Program at Duke University, NC State, and University of North Carolina are available as of December 1, 2014.
The Heitman lab at Duke University is seeking Postdoctoral Fellow applicants. The lab focuses on molecular determinants of development and virulence in the pathogenic basidiomycetes Cryptococcus neoformans and Cryptococcus gattii with complementary studies in both model and pathogenic fungi including Cryptococcus amylolentus, Filobasidiella depauperata, Cryptococcus heveanensis and other related basidiomycetes including Kwoniella and Malassezia species, species from the Candida pathogenic complex (C. albicans, C. lusitaniae), and the zygomycete Mucor circinelloides.
Areas of research interest include:
- modes and impact of unisexual and sexual reproduction
- structure, function, and evolution of the mating type locus
- calcineurin in fungal virulence and as a novel antifungal drug target
- comparative fungal genomics of a species cluster of human fungal pathogens
- molecular networks that orchestrate infection of the host and development
- RNAi based pathways operating during mitotic and sexual development and epimutational gene silencing
- mechanisms of action of natural products and antifungal drugs
Applications should send pdfs of curriculum vitae, reprints/preprints, a statement of research accomplishments and interests, and letters of recommendation to Joseph Heitman at firstname.lastname@example.org.