Postdoctoral Fellow - molecular virology: USA
Wonderful opportunity to be a part of a lab that contributes to fighting the worlds AIDS epidemic and finding the ultimate cure at Colorado State University in beautiful Fort Collins, Colorado. The post-doc will use cutting edge immunology and virology techniques and approaches utilizing new generation humanized mouse models as part of research on HIV / AIDS pathogenesis, prevention and therapies. This represents a unique opportunity in molecular / translational virology research using humanized mouse models, lentiviral vectors, RNAi, and stem cells. This position will provide valuable experience for a future in either academia or industry. Interested applicants must have experience with flow cytometry, qRT-PCR, and other molecular virology and immunology techniques. Additional experience with small animal handling is desired but not essential.
Research Description :
We are looking for an enthusiastic post-doc to lead immunology and virology related in vivo projects with emphasis on HIV / SIV. The post-doc will independently and collaboratively conduct experiments in viral pathogenesis and evolution, gene therapy and pre / post exposure prophylaxis studies.
Required Job Qualifications
- Applicants must have an earned PhD in immunology, molecular virology or a directly related field and show evidence of related experience in flow cytometry and qRT-PCR.
The successful candidate must be legally eligible to work in the United States at time of application; the Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology department will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.
Preferred Job Qualifications
- Prior experience in HIV research and animal handling / procedures is particularly desirable.
Duty / Responsibility
- Research involving HIV and other RNA viruses in vitro and in vivo in humanized mouse model. Conduct experiments in pathogenesis, gene therapy and pre / post exposure prophylaxis studies.
- Writing manuscripts on research results and assisting with grant reports.