Open postdoctoral research position to examine retrovirus pathogenesis using in vivo and in vitro models. In our group we are trying to delineate the role of various cellular host genes and how they impact retrovirus pathogenesis by integrating both tissue culture techniques and animal models. We are also interested in examining the function and role of the HIV accessory proteins (Vpu, Vpr, Vif, Vpx and Nef) on retrovirus pathogenesis in vivo. We have developed a system to study the accessory proteins in vivo, which can provide much needed insight on the role of these proteins on retroviral pathogenesis. Our lab is a member of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the Jacobs School of Medicine of SUNY, University at Buffalo, and is located at the Downtown campus in the heart of the city of Buffalo, NY.
Successful candidate will perform/design and analyze in vivo and in vitro experiments using retroviruses. He/She will mentor others in the lab and work in a collaborative manner. The candidate should be able to present their data clearly in various platforms.
Applicants with virology and especially retrovirology backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Experience handling mice and performing in vivo experiments is highly desirable.
Minimum requirements are a Ph.D. in a relevant field and knowledge in molecular and cellular biology techniques.
Competitive salary and excellent fringe benefits (including medical, dental, retirement etc) are provided to the successful candidate.
Interested applicants should apply via UB Jobs at https://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu/postings/13836
CV, cover letter summarizing scientific interests and experience and contact information for three references (one of which should be the thesis advisor) are required.