Postdoctoral Scholar

19 Aug 2023


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JOB DESCRIPTION AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS:The Pennsylvania State University ( (Penn State) seeks a Postdoctoral Scholar to participate in a project focused on studying the role of environmental microbiota in biofilm formation and antimicrobial tolerance of Listeria monocytogenes. The Postdoctoral Scholar will work in the laboratory of Dr. Jasna Kovac ( candidate will be expected to conduct microbiological analyses, including quantitative assessment of L. monocytogenes tolerance in biofilms. The candidate will be expected to prepare project reports, manuscripts, and research presentations in collaboration with team members. The candidate will also be expected to mentor graduate and undergraduate students working as part of the larger research group. Finally, it is expected that the candidate will work with their mentor to prepare and submit applications for external funding through appropriate fellowship and grant mechanisms. This is a term position funded for one year from date of hire with the possibility of re-funding.Education and Experience:The candidate will have a PhD in Food Science, Microbiology or a related field and will be able to provide evidence that all requirements have been met for completion of the PhD before the effective date of hire. The candidate will have practical experience working with foodborne pathogens. The candidate must possess excellent communication and organizational skills and demonstrate evidence of effective writing through peer-reviewed publications.Application Information:A complete application will include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references.For further information, please contact Jasna Kovac ( Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce.The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in   all of   its forms.   We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusive excellence that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusive excellence as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.   CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review here ( .Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. EEO IS THE LAWPenn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact 814-865-1473.Federal Contractors Labor Law Poster ( PA State Labor Law PosterAffirmative Action ( Penn State PoliciesCopyright Information ( HotlinesUniversity Park, PA

  • ID: #50242456
  • State: Pennsylvania Universitypark 16802 Universitypark USA
  • City: Universitypark
  • Salary: USD TBD TBD
  • Showed: 2023-08-19
  • Deadline: 2023-10-18
  • Category: Et cetera