IMCI currently employs postdocs, staff and partially supports some faculty.

Current Opportunities:

RESEARCH SCIENTIST I OR II, PHAGE THERAPY

Phage therapy— the use of bacterial viruses called phages to treat and prevent infections—is a promising solution to the antibiotic resistance crisis. The person in this postdoctoral-level position will join the Phage Therapy Working Group with its goal of advancing the principles of phage therapy using evolution. This position will play a central role in driving the team’s research by combining lab work (microbiology and DNA sequencing) with bioinformatics and quantitative analysis (genome assembly, mutation analysis, statistical inference).

Research Scientist I serves as independent researcher or as a collaborator on a multi-scholar research initiative. They have lead responsibility for discrete components of a larger project under the general direction of a senior or principal researcher.

Research Scientist II designs and manages all aspects of a research portfolio complimentary to that of other research scientists or research faculty. They often maintain active research collaborations external to the university.

This position will be housed within the Institute for Modeling Collaboration and Innovation (IMCI) at the University of Idaho. IMCI brings modeling expertise to many research projects by hiring and supporting modelers (postdocs, faculty, and research scientists) and connecting them with empiricists. The vision of IMCI is that modeling can both improve research at every stage and serve as a common denominator for exchanging scientific ideas. The research teams that emerge often cross traditional discipline boundaries and integrate across experience levels from undergraduates to professors.For further information or to apply, see https://uidaho.peopleadmin.com/postings/35593.

RESEARCH SCIENTIST I OR II, BIOINFORMATICS

Research Scientist I Supports the Drug Discovery Working Group in the Institute for Modeling Collaboration and Innovation with their goal of developing novel antifungals to mitigate fungal diseases of Idaho crops. This researcher will undergo a thorough bioinformatics analysis of genome sequence data from specific fungal pathogens to identify biological processes and proteins as novel targets for the development of antifungals. Serves as an independent researcher, or a collaborator on a multi-scholar research initiative. May have lead responsibility for discrete components of a larger project under the general direction of a senior or principal researcher.

Research Scientist II Supports the Drug Discovery Working Group in the Institute for Modeling Collaboration and Innovation with their goal of developing novel antifungals to mitigate fungal diseases of Idaho crops. This researcher will undergo a thorough bioinformatics analysis of specific fungal pathogens to identify biological processes and proteins as novel targets for the development of antifungals. Designs and manages all aspects of a research portfolio complimentary to that of other research scientists or research faculty. Often maintains active research collaborations external to the university.

For further information or to apply, see https://uidaho.peopleadmin.com/postings/35541.

If you are a GRADUATE STUDENT interested in becoming involved with IMCI, please email imci@uidaho.edu.

You are invited to search for other employment opportunities at the University of Idaho.