A postdoctoral research position is available in the laboratory ofEric Nelson, M.D., Ph.D. at the Emerging Pathogens Institute,University of Florida. The overall goal of our laboratory is todevelop better methods to improve the care, diagnosis andmanagement of patients during large-scale diarrheal diseaseoutbreaks. Our model system is cholera and our primarycollaborative field sites are in Bangladesh and Haiti. In thefield, our research focuses on identifying and characterizing keyselective pressures that drive disease severity and transmission.At the University of Florida, we test hypotheses derived from thefield studies in animal models of infection and transmission.The current available project lies at the physiologic interfacebetween host and pathogen. Specifically, the first phase ofresearch involves characterizing the microbiota of human diarrhealdisease samples and identifying antimicrobial factors important topathogenesis and transmission (e.g. antibiotics by LC/MS andbacteriophage). Samples will be characterized for markers of smallbowel overgrowth, environmental enteropathy, and innate/ acquiredimmunity dysfunction. Descriptive findings will then be evaluatedfor causation in animal models using genetic manipulations ofpathogens of interest (e.g. Vibrio cholerae). The secondphase will involve two clinical studies. The first is to study theimpact of single-dose antibiotics on the microbiota inside andoutside the gastrointestinal tract during cholera infection. Thesecond study involves assessing a novel point of care diagnosticfor V. cholerae. The clinical studies will requireintermittent field research.The position is available as soon as possible. The position is atleast one year and extension is contingent on satisfactoryperformance. Although this is a funded position, the candidate isencouraged to apply for additional funding.Laboratory information is available at: https://nelson.research.pediatrics.med.ufl.edu/resources/ Ph.D. and at least 3 first-author publications in an indexedjournal are required. A molecular microbiology skill-set AND aninterest in global health are required. Experience with nextgeneration sequencing, bioinformatics (R), immunology, genedeletion/ complementation in bacteria, animal models of infection,project management and field research are desired.Email inquiries using the subject “Post Doc” to Dr. Eric Nelson ([email protected] ) arewelcome; however, applications must be submitted online.Review of applications will begin on November 22, 2019 and willcontinue until a sufficient applicant pool has beenestablished.Applications should include a cover letter/letter of interestincluding a statement of your research accomplishments andinterests, curriculum vitae, and list of three references.Selected candidate will be required to provide three letters ofrecommendation and an official transcript to the hiring departmentupon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if adesignation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned froman education institution outside of the United States are requiredto be evaluated by a professional credentialing service providerapproval by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services(NACES), which can be found at http://naces.org/ .If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for thisposition, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at800-955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to workin the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida’sSunshine Law.#category=35The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination withrespect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex,sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status,national origin, political opinions or affiliations, geneticinformation and veteran status in all aspects of employmentincluding recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline,terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, andtraining.
CANU high-speed chase…turns self in at CIDA police constable, who was driving the motorcar that smashed through the gate at the Demerara Harbour Bridge, after being pursued by ranks of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) is now under close arrest at the Tactical Services Unit (TSU), Eve Leary.Less than 24 hours after the high-speed chase took place along the East Bank Demerara (EBD) roadway with the police officer and his accomplices making good their escape, the cop turned himself in at the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) on Sunday afternoon.Guyana Times was told that the constable is attached to a police station in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam).According to a senior police source, when the damaged car was unearthed at the residence of a “bodywork repairman”, the man was at church but a relative informed the police that it was a cop would took the car there for repairs.“Investigators had no choice but to go to the church to find him…he came out and give the police an explanation. He didn’t know where the car came from, how it damaged, all he doing is working,” the police source stated. According to the rank close to the investigation, the policeman did not pay for the repairs but had notified the mechanic that he was travelling to Region Two and would return for the vehicle soon. He promised to pay for the repairs then.This newspaper was told that “certain” persons who were aware of the situation contacted police ranks to raise their concerns about the car repair transaction. The source stated that a photograph of the cop was sent to ranks at Parika, East Bank Essequibo (EBE), and they were advised to be on the lookout for the constable, who was heading to the Essequibo Coast.However, before the investigators could locate the constable and arrest him, the rank allegedly received a “tip-off” and turned himself in to the CID headquarters, the source said.Meanwhile, when contacted, Commander of D Division (West Bank Demerara-East Bank Essequibo), Senior Superintendent Linden Lord confirmed that ranks from the Division were instructed to take the car, the mechanic, and others who gave statements into Police custody.“The ranks did the groundwork and worked tirelessly to carry out the investigation and ensure that the police constable was found and detained. This would not have been possible without the hard work of the ranks in my Division so they deserve credit for their dedication to this case,” Commander Lord noted.However, at the time of the chase with CANU, the car in question had five occupants. The rank is being questioned about the whereabouts of the occupants of the car.When contacted, CANU Head, Major General (ret’d) Michael Atherly told this publication on Monday that one suspect involved in the high-speed chase on Sunday was in the custody of law enforcement officials.He stated that it is unclear at this point when “the suspect” would appear before the court and what charges he would be facing, however, he will have to face charges related to the destruction of the gate at the Demerara Harbour Bridge.