Postdoctoral Research Associate - Pulmonary Immunology

Tyler, Texas; Close to Dallas, TX
Negotiable, depending on experience
September 04 2019
Science Ad for Dr. Guohua Yi Sept 2019
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Postdoctoral Position in Cellular and Molecular Biology, as well as Molecular Virology

A Post-doctoral fellowship is available in the Department of Pulmonary Immunology at The University of Texas health Science Center at Tyler (UTHSCT). The position is immediately available to develop a method for in vivo targeted delivery of CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing components to primary T cells for HIV gene therapy.  Applicants must have a strong background in cellular and molecular biology, as well as molecular virology.  The expertise/experiences required for this position include: Extensive CRISPR-Cas9 or other gene editing expertise, Lentivirus generation expertise, extensive use of flow cytometer, experiences in working on HIV or other viruses, as well as experience in small animal model (e.g., tail-vein injection and retro-orbital bleeding techniques). Experience in nanoparticle formulation is highly appreciated. Experience working on generating humanized mouse models is preferred, but not required.

Candidates should have experience in the handling of small animals, documentation of experimental data in timely fashion, and inventory and ordering of laboratory supplies are required.  Candidates should have completed a doctoral degree within the past 5 years, but senior researchers are also encouraged to apply for this position.

Applicants should submit their CV to Dr. Guohua Yi to Department of Pulmonary Immunology, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler, 11937 US Highway 271, Tyler, TX 75708

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the University will, in accordance with State and Federal law and regulations, provide equal opportunity in all employment related activities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, sexual preference, or status as a disabled veteran or a veteran of the Vietnam Era.  The University requires pre-employment drug and tobacco screening and criminal background check on all hires.  Specific job requirements or physical location of some positions allocated to this classification, may render this position security sensitive, and thereby subject to the provisions of Section 51.215, Texas Education Code.


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