Job Openings

Angel Padilla

Note: For staff vacancies, application must be made through the Human Resources website. To search for openings in CTEGD, search by department name (VPR – Center Trop Emerg Glob Dis) or the posting number. If you are interested in a post-doctoral fellow position, please contact the principal investigator directly.


The Tarleton Research Group has an opening for a Research Professional IV. The successful candidate will be involved in running research projects, developing technical and computation methods, conducting research, and collaborating with PIs across campus and other universities. The individual will also write and submit research grants to federal agencies, and if funded will design the research program and independently oversee its execution. The Research Professional IV will write and present the results of their work and their team’s work to collaborators and funding agencies. The individual will also have excellent communication skills since they will be writing manuscripts. They will need experience in bioinformatics, imaging and immunoparasitolgy.

Sr. Research Tech (Posting # S08014P)

The Rozario Research Group has an opening for a Research Technician. The successful candidate will directly train and supervise junior technicians in daily maintenance tasks such as lab waste management, labware cleaning and sterilization, preparations of lab stocks, managing DNA sequencing, ordering, managing deliveries to the lab, and more. The Senior Research Technician will also train and supervise other lab members in animal handling (rats), in vitro culture of the tapeworm Hymenolepis diminuta, and microinjection techniques. While laboratory maintenance is a critical responsibility for this position, the Senior Research Technician will also perform primary research under the supervision of the Principle Investigator, which would include wet-lab bench work, data analysis, literature review, and communicating research findings at meetings/conferences.

Postdoctoral Associate (Posting # G/R16852P)

The Rozario Research Group has an opening for a Postdoctoral Associate. Tapeworm stem cells as drivers of regeneration and reproduction. The projects will focus on characterization of the plasticity and potency of adult somatic stem cells in a regenerative tapeworm and will greatly benefit from the experience of a trained scientist with relevant experience in single cell transcriptomics, protein biochemistry, and/or developmental pathways.


  • PhD (obtained or expected) in developmental biology, cell and molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry or a related field.
  • At least 3 years of experience in biological research.
  • Experience in some, but not necessarily all, of the following: transcriptomics; gene expression analysis; microscopy; molecular biology techniques; recombinant protein expression and purification; antibody/nanobody preparations; microinjections or microdissections; bioinformatics.
  • Excellent wet-lab experience using molecular biology; experience with eukaryotic model or non-model organisms preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Familiarity with reading scientific literature.
  • Strong analytical and basic computer skills; experience with bioinformatics or big data sets preferred.
  • Excellent organizational skills.


Postdoctoral Associate (Posting # G/R15123P)

The Huet laboratory is seeking a talented and enthusiastic postdoctoral candidate to join our growing team at the University of Georgia, in Athens, GA, a city known for its eclectic mix of Southern heritage, modern attractions, and vibrant arts scene.

Dr. Huet’s laboratory uses the model apicomplexan Toxoplasma gondii to understand the divergent organellar biology of these pathogens. A multidisciplinary approach is used which spans biochemical, genetic and proteomic approaches to characterize the apicomplexan ATP synthase as well as the interactions between the mitochondrion and the apicoplast. The group is part of the Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases (CTEGD), one of the largest international centers focused on parasitology and tropical medicine. Successful candidates will be joining a new and dynamic laboratory within an outstanding research environment.


Complete work on a UGA-CDC partnership research program. Further development of a jointly developed vaccine as well as other virology and immunology experiments to attract future long-term funding.