Postdoctoral Fellow or Research Faculty at Emory University

Emory University, Atlanta
Salary and benefits will be commensurate to NIH scale compensation rates and based on experience
November 26 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Multiple Postdoctoral or Research Faculty positions are available in the laboratory of Stefan Sarafianos who recently joined Emory University School of Medicine. Research focuses on biomedically-relevant viruses, how they are inhibited, how they develop drug resistance, and on developing drugs that will treat human diseases by novel mechanisms of action. The lab uses virology, structural biology (X-ray crystallography and recently cryo-EM), imaging/microscopy, biochemistry, and high-throughput technologies. Examples of recent work are in Science 349, 99; Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 113, 9274; Nature Comm 8, in press; Hepatology 62, 1024; J Biol Chem 289, 24533; Retrovirology 10, 65; J Virol 87, 8017; Nat Struct Mol Biol 17, 1202; Antimicrob Agents Chemother 57, 4554 and 59, 3482 and 61, e00245; PLoS Pathogens 9: e1003125. Funded projects study steps of the HIV and HBV life cycles that include cell entry, uncoating, reverse transcription, nuclear entry, assembly, and host factors, using biophysical, structural, and virological characterization of complexes between viral and host proteins.

Some positions require expertise in Virology, Molecular Biology or related field. Biochemical and biophysical characterization methods would be considered a strength.

Other positions require structural expertise (macromolecular X-ray crystallography or cryo-EM, single particle or tomography), and/or other biophysical, biochemical approaches to study proteins/complexes relevant to HIV, HBV or other virus research.
Qualified applicants must have a PhD or MD/PhD degree; strong written, oral communication, and critical thinking skills are required. Preference will be given to applicants with a recognized record of accomplishment as evidenced by scholarly publications in the fields of virology, HIV, HBV, or other viruses, and X-ray crystallography or cryo-EM.  
Interested and qualified applicants should apply by sending his/her CV and the names of 3 references to Ms. Ann Viale at


Emory University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all applicable Federal and Georgia State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action in its programs and activities. Emory University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Inquiries should be directed to the Office of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Bldg, Atlanta, GA 30322. Telephone: 404-727-9867 (V) | 404-712-2049

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