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The Reinherz lab at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School is recruiting a postdoctoral fellow to study HIV-1 vaccine immunology with emphasis on the genetic and molecular mechanisms of broadly neutralizing antibodies specific to MPER segment of the gp41 subunit. The laboratory provides a rich training environment and access to cutting-edge techniques.
The postdoctoral fellow will work on gp160/nanodisc vaccine development and immunogenicity studies. In addition, cloning, expression and purification of novel recombinant antibodies, antigenicity profiling including structural analysis and characterization of binding relative to gp160 trimers and viral membrane linked to broad HIV-1 neutralization are key tasks.
Highly-motivated candidates with a recent PhD or MD/PhD in biomedical sciences and significant experience in molecular biology and biochemistry are encouraged to apply. Skills in molecular biology and biochemistry are essential while additional immunology and/or structural biology experience is useful. Candidates should have a publication record in peer-reviewed journals. We are seeking a candidate with excellent writing and communication skills, able to work independently but also effectively with other lab members. Applicants include a short statement of research goals, CV and three references with their application.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.
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