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Opportunity at U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC)

Genetic Barcodes for Environmental Tracking of an Anthrax Simulant Strain

Location

Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, Life Sciences, Medical Sciences, & Behavioral Sciences

RO# Location
11.01.04.B7736 Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 210105423

Advisers

Name E-mail Phone
Gibbons, Henry S henry.s.gibbons.civ@mail.mil 410.436.5999

Description

A Research Opportunity in bacterial genetics and genomics is available at the US Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC) for a highly motivated individual with a recent Ph.D. in microbiology, genetics, or related field to participate in an ongoing research project to develop new, genetically barcoded simulants for biological threat agents. The Associate will participate in a highly interdisciplinary, multi-institutional collaboration to introduce short genetic tags that enable discrimination of strain lineage and monitoring of strain fate in the environment using custom-designed, strain-specific real-time PCR assays. In addition, the Associate will design and construct strains with amino acid tags localized on the spore surface.

 

Keywords:
Biodefense; Simulant; Real-time PCR; Anthrax; Spore; Bacillus anthracis; Bioterrorism; Biological warfare; Simulation; Modeling; Genetic; Genetic engineering;

Eligibility

Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral and Senior applicants
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