UCLA, Los Angeles
The postdoctoral stipend will be based on the NIH scale
January 19 2018
Position Type
Full Time
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Five postdoctoral positions in virology, immunology and cancer immunotherapy are available immediately to join the dynamic and interdisciplinary research groups of Drs. Ren Sun, Ting-Ting Wu, Vaithi Arugugaswami at Department of Pharmacology and Molecular Biology, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA).

Research: We take systems approaches to investigate virus-host interactions of important human viruses (tumor-associated herpesviruses, influenza A virus, HCV, HIV, and ZIKV).  With the well-established platform which defines the role of every nucleotide/amino acid of a viral genome, we are able to make precise engineering of the viral genome to specifically reduce potential pathogenesis and increase the immunogenicity. These modified viruses can stimulate immune responses as immune therapy against cancer or vaccine against virus infections.  Please go to the web pages to know more about the research and publications

Environment: Our laboratories are highly collaborative and interdisciplinary. We integrate methods including viral genetics, molecular and cellular biology, genomics, structural biology, immunology, microfluidics, informatics and mathematic modeling.  Trainees form diverse collaborations among themselves and with other laboratories. This diversified training will allow a new postdoctoral fellow to integrate in a wider community of virology and cancer immunotherapy at UCLA.  We are fully equipped to carry out cutting-edge studies in virology and cancer immunotherapy, and we have access to a wide variety of research core facilities located within UCLA. We are active members of the Cancer Center, AIDS Institute, California Nano-Systems Institute and Biology Institute.  Our labs are located on the 10th floor of Factor Building and have spectacular views over the campus and West Los Angeles mountains. It is a highly desirable place for postdoctoral experience with ample activities all year around.  There are abundant options for outdoor activities and sports. 

Postdoc Qualification: We are looking for postdocs who have interest to learn, apply and explore novel technologies and analysis methods. The candidate is expected to have training in one of the fields, including immunology, virology, molecular biology, cancer biology, immunotherapy, bioinformatics or mathematical modeling. The candidate is expected to establish independent research projects and to generate high impact publications, which should provide the postdoctoral fellows with an excellent opportunity for further career development in academia or pharmaceutical companies.

To be considered, please submit a C.V. and names of 3 references to Ren Sun, Ting-Ting Wu or Vaithi Arugugaswami at  Applications will be continually reviewed until the positions are filled.

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