Post doc opportunity at Davis lab at Johns Hopkins

The Davis laboratory, at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland,

is actively recruiting a post-doctoral fellow to join our research program. We seek highly motivated

individuals who have very recently completed their graduate training in fields of microbiology,

molecular biology, host-pathogen interactions or immunology.

The Davis laboratory studies phenotypic heterogeneity in the context of two different bacterial

pathogens: Yersinia pseudotuberculosis and Staphylococcus aureus, which both cause tissue lesions or

abscesses during infection. We are focused on the mechanisms underlying how host cell interactions

impact bacterial gene expression, and how the outcome of these interactions can drive either infection

progression or clearance. We are currently seeking a post-doctoral fellow to understand the genetic

bottlenecks that occur as Y. pseudotuberculosis disseminates from intestinal tissues to seed deep tissue

sites (specifically the spleen), the pathways and immune cell interactions that promote bacterial

replication in the spleen following seeding, and the contraction of the bacterial population during

antibiotic treatment. The role of specific immune cell subsets in restricting and eliminating bacteria

during each of these phases of infection will be explored. Successful candidates for this post-doctoral

position will also have the ability to develop their own independent research niche within our lab.

Individuals will be compensated at NIH standard rates, commensurate with experience:

Interested candidates should please contact Dr. Davis by email:

Dr. Kim Davis

Assistant Professor, W. Harry Feinstone Department of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, BSPH E2628

Davis Lab website: