Postdoctoral Associate in Trypanosome Biology and Drug Discovery

Job Description

Postdoctoral Associate in Trypanosome Biology and Drug Discovery

A position in molecular cell biology (endocytosis or kinetoplast biogenesis), molecular pharmacology, and drug discovery in Trypanosoma brucei is available in the laboratory of Kojo Mensa-Wilmot at Kennesaw State University (

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and research interests (less than 4 pages) by clicking on the apply now button. Two confidential letters of recommendation are required, and applicants must request that their referees send them directly to

This position is grant funded. Continued employment is contingent upon the availability of grant funds.


  • Plans and executes experiments, data analyses, submission of reports or of manuscripts to peer-reviewed publications, and/or attendance and presentation of research findings at appropriate venues of dissemination.
  • Develops and contributes to new ideas for research and directions within the research group.
  • Develops an Individual Development Plan (IDP) in collaboration with mentor
  • Maintains official records and documents, and ensures compliance with institutional policies, and federal, state, and local regulations
  • May teaching courses that may involve lecture and/or laboratory components, as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements: Ph.D. in molecular or cell biology or biochemistry from an accredited institution of higher education

Preferred Qualifications: Performs research duties, literature review, data analysis, manuscript and report preparation, and supervision of students.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Abilities: Able to handle multiple tasks or projects simultaneously to meet assigned deadlines


  • Demonstrated ability to carry out independent research the ability to meet deliverables and milestones.
  • A record of creative and proactive approaches towards problem solving
  • Knowledge of and experience in general analytical methods development and good critical thinking practices
  • Maintains a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field.
  • Knowledge of and experience in cell biology, molecular biology, or related fields


  • Outstanding manuscript writing skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, initiative, teamwork, problem-solving, organization, communication (verbal and written), time management, project management, and presentation skills.
  • Proficient with software applications and programs associated with the position (i.e . Microsoft Office suite)
  • Strong attention to detail and follow-up skills
  • Experience with tissue culture, fluorescence microscopy, trypanosomatid biology, Leishmania biology, protein purification and characterization, RNA interference

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