Postdoc position available to study sRNA-mediated iron regulation and pathogenesis

The University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences (PSC), invites applications for a postdoctoral position to work with Amanda Oglesby-Sherrouse, Ph.D, on a project funded by the National Institutes of Health. The successful candidate will conduct studies on a) the mechanisms of iron and heme regulation by the PrrF and PrrH small regulatory RNAs (sRNAs) of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and b) the impact of these sRNAs on iron homeostasis and acute lung infection. These studies will involve the application of bacterial genetics, transcriptomics, biochemical/biophysical analysis of sRNA regulation, and mass spectrometry-based metabolite analysis. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in vibrant collaborations with investigators at Johns Hopkins University, West Virginia University, and the School of Pharmacy’s Mass Spectrometry Center. Candidates will benefit from the highly collaborative and interdisciplinary research community of the PSC Department and broader UM Baltimore research community.

Applicants should apply directly to Dr. Oglesby-Sherrouse ( and send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references.


The qualified applicant will have a Ph.D. in microbiology, molecular biology, or related field. Applicants should be highly motivated and possess excellent oral and written communication skills. Applicants should also have the ability to work both independently as well as part of a collaborative research group. Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated experience in microbial pathogenesis, gene expression studies, sRNA biology or biochemistry, and bacterial genetics.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.