Postdoctoral Fellow

Fort Collins, Colorado
May 25 2018
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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/AIDSpathogenesis, 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. See representative work: Schmitt and Akkina Front Immunol, 2018, Akkina R et al AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses 32:109, 2016, Bennett M et al Viruses 12:3119, 2013, Schmitt K et al Virology, 2017, Schmitt K et al Virology, 2018

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