Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Portland, Oregon (US)
Salary based on NIH guidelines for Postdoctoral Researchers
October 13 2020
Life Sciences, Virology
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

An NIH-funded Postdoctoral Research position to investigate the mechanisms by which herpes simplex virus particles are assembled then sorted into neuron axons and transported by kinesin microtubule motors. The candidate will work with two senior scientists: an Assistant Professor and a senior Research Associate in Dr. David Johnson’s laboratory in the Dept. of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology at Oregon Health & Science University. Projects include: 1) mechanisms of virus assembly in neuron cell bodies, 2) sorting of virus particles into neuronal axons, and 3) efforts to identify viral proteins that tether HSV particles onto kinesin motors within axons.

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Applicants require a PhD and need to have a broad, solid understanding of virology and molecular biology as well as a strong publication record. Previous experience with culturing primary cells especially neurons, constructing recombinant viruses, and transfecting cells would be highly desirable, but not required.  Successful applicants will be supported by an NIH guideline-based salary and benefits. To apply, please electronically submit your current CV, a cover letter indicating your research interests, and contact information for three references to

O.H.S.U. values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud to be an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization. Individuals with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Applicants with disabilities can request accommodation by contacting the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148.