Postdoctoral fellowship at Temple University Lewis Katz School of Medicine
Qualified candidates will join the research laboratory of Associate Professor and Associate Chair of Education in the Department of Neuroscience, Dr. Tricia Burdo. Dr. Burdo studies monocyte biology and immune activation during human immunodeficiency virus infection. Her research interests include examining the role of monocyte traffic and activation in peripheral and central nervous system in the rhesus macaque model of AIDS; identification of biomarkers of HIV infection and HIV comorbidities (HIV-associated neurological disorders and cardiovascular disease), examining mechanisms of HIV-associated cardiovascular diseases and use of CRISPR/Cas9 viral gene editing in non-human primates. All experiments will be performed in consultation and collaboration with Dr. Burdo. This research covers a number of different disciplines, so candidates should have experience in immunology, virology, molecular biology or neuroscience, and a strong desire to learn about the areas in which they are not experienced. Candidates should also have expertise in immunological, cell and molecular biological techniques, and the ability to collect, analyze, and communicate data.
Functions will include, but will not be limited to:
§ Running experiments and developing, adapting, and implementing novel research techniques.
§ Attend and present data at seminars, journal clubs, and domestic/international meetings.
§ Assist in preparation of grant proposals.
§ Prepare publications, abstracts, and oral/poster presentations.
§ Help maintain equipment, assist other lab members, help to maintain a positive, friendly, and welcoming atmosphere.
Minimum requirements for the position include:
§ Completion of Ph.D. with specialty in immunology, virology, neuroscience or cardiology.
§ Willingness and ability to work with human and rhesus blood and tissues products under BSL2 or BSL2+ conditions.
§ Ability to perform basic cell and molecular biology techniques such as cell culture, ELISAs, western blotting, immunohistochemistry, fluorescence microscopy, flow cytometry, cloning and qRT-PCR.
§ Strong desire to learn about/study immunology and HIV pathogenesis.
§ Strong, proactive work ethic and friendly, cooperative demeanor.
§ Outstanding problem solving skills.
The position offers salary consistent with NIH guidelines and a competitive benefits package.
For more information, contact Dr. Tricia Burdo; email@example.com