Postdoctoral Scientist - Martinez-Sobrido Lab

San Antonio, Texas
September 04 2020
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Full Time
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As a national leader among independent research institutes working exclusively on infectious diseases, Texas Biomedical Research Institute is discovering and sharing critical breakthroughs needed by scientists to help protect you, your families and the global community from the threats of infectious diseases. Since its founding in 1941 by Thomas B. Slick Jr., the Texas Biomedical Research Institute (Texas Biomed) has gained worldwide recognition in scientific and academic communities for the quality of its basic research.

Texas Biomed partners with hundreds of researchers and institutions around the world, targeting advances in the fight against infectious diseases impacting our communities around the world, including AIDS, TB, hepatitis, malaria, hemorrhagic fever viruses, parasitic infections and many other infectious diseases. We also study co-morbidities of infection and vulnerable populations, such as the very young and the elderly and those suffering from cardiovascular diseases and metabolic disorders.

Its staff of more than 350 employees includes a multidisciplinary team of approximately 75+ doctoral-level scientists who lead more than 200 major research projects in the Institute’s three program areas of Disease Intervention & Prevention, Host Pathogen Interaction and Population Health, as well as the Southwest National Primate Research Center. Our scientists work each and every day to improve human health by being a world leader in lifestyle and infectious disease research. Each year, our scientists are engaged in more than 200 research projects and publish well over 100 articles in the international scientific literature

Texas Biomed is located on a 200-acre campus on the northwest side of San Antonio, Texas, a diverse and growing city in central Texas, with excellent quality of life and affordable housing.

Job Summary

Postdoctoral Scientist – Martinez-Sobrido Lab

A Postdoctoral Scientist position in Molecular Biology, Virology and Immunology is available in the laboratory of Dr. Luis Martinez-Sobrido at Texas Biomedical Research Institute.  Dr. Luis Martinez-Sobrido's research interest focuses on the molecular biology and in the evasion of the innate immune response by viruses, mainly influenza, arenavirus, coronavirus and Zika.  The laboratory is also interested in the identification and characterization of new prophylactic and therapeutic countermeasures to combat viral infections. As a result, Dr. Martinez-Sobrido’s laboratory is part of the New York Influenza Center of Excellence (NYICE), one of the NIAID Centers of Excellence in Influenza Research and Surveillance (CEIRS) network.

The postdoctoral fellows will work with a vibrant and international collaborative group of virologists and immunologists in direct interaction/collaboration with other virologists and immunologists at Texas Biomed and other research institutes.

Requirements for this position are: PhD degree in molecular biology, virology or immunology. Ideal candidates should have training and experience in molecular biology, immunology and virology.  The qualified candidate should also have strong written and oral communication skills.  Please include a statement of research interest with your application.

This is a full time salaried (exempt) position.  Texas Biomed business hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Texas Biomed is committed to a drug-free workplace.  Pre-employment drug screen is required.

Benefits include health, dental, vision, life, AD&D, and long-term disability insurances. Educational assistance program, paid holidays, vacation, sick/emergency leave, retirement plan.

Apply online at A completed application packet is a requirement for all positions. Equal Employment Opportunity/M/F/Disability/Protected Veteran Status

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