The Laboratory of Professor William R. Jacobs seeks to understand the mechanisms of immune protection against Mycobacterium tuberculosis, M. leprae, and Herpes viruses. In collaboration with Dr. Betsy Herold, we have made a new single-cycle Herpes vaccine candidate that elicits sterilizing immunity against HSV-1 and HSV-2. The vaccine selectively induces antibodies that mediate antibody-dependent cell-mediated cytotoxic killing. This position will utilize this HSV mutant to generate new vaccines for foreign pathogens including M. tuberculosis and M. leprae.
Link to lab website: http://williamrjacobs.org/
Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Einstein), one of the nation's premier institutions for medical education, basic research and clinical investigation, and proud home to more than 3,000 faculty and staff, 750 medical students and 350 PhD students, including 125 students in the combined MD/PhD programs. As a longstanding national leader in biomedical research, Einstein has 300+ research laboratories and has been awarded more than $199 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health. Einstein offers challenging, exciting, and rewarding careers for highly talented individuals who are dedicated to advancing pioneering educational and research initiatives. We pride ourselves in our humanitarian mission of serving the community and promoting an academic and working culture that is both supportive and collaborative. At Einstein, science is truly at the heart of medicine.
We offer an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefits plans, including immediate participation into Einstein's retirement plan.
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The ideal applicant should be skilled in virology, molecular biology, immunology, and animal infections. Experience in BSL3 conditions is considered a plus. We are accepting applications for post-doctoral and senior scientist positions. Please note, the position offered will be dependent on experience.
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