Postdoctoral Research Associate (AC) - 21000164

Georgia State University
Atlanta, Georgia
January 26 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Biomedical science research can lead to discoveries that result in better patient outcomes.  This research field can advance diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive measures for major human diseases. To significantly and rapidly accelerate Georgia State University as a recognized leader in this area, the Institute for Biomedical Sciences (IBMS) has been established to expand its contribution and efforts to research and education in these areas.  IBMS is a leading multidisciplinary research and degree-granting education institute dedicated to advancing fundamental and innovative biomedical research that improves human health as well as educating and training future generations of leading biomedical scientists and health (non-M.D.) professionals related to biomedical sciences.

Despite tremendous advances in biological and medical research, significant gaps still exist between basic laboratory research and its clinical applications.  Now more than ever there is an urgent need for bridging basic research to clinical management strategies.  To meet this significant challenge and promote translational research from bench to bedside, the interface among the biomedical science disciplines has emerged as one of the most exciting interdisciplinary research fields in science.  IBMS will not only build a strong research presence in biomedical sciences but will also foster a unique environment to promote collaboration and develop world-class research and education programs.

We are seeking highly motivated postdoctoral applicants with strong expertise in virology, immunology, molecular biology, or cell biology to study emerging viruses, including coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 which causes the COVID-19.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Successful candidates will design and conduct independent research to understand viral infection and pathogenic mechanisms, as well as develop vaccines, therapeutic antibodies, and antiviral drugs.
  • Work independently with high motivation and a strong publication record
  • Design and plan experiments, and conduct experiments, prepare protocols and slides, summarize experimental data, and assist with progress reports and manuscript preparation 

Disclaimer: This job requisition provides a high-level job definition. It is not intended to provide a comprehensive or exclusive list of job duties. As such, job duties and/or responsibilities within the context of this job requisition may change at the discretion the employee’s direct supervisor. 


  • Ph.D. or an equivalent degree in virology, immunology, molecular biology, cell biology, or a related field
  • Expertise in basic molecular/cell biology/immunology techniques (molecular cloning, cell culture, Western blot, flow cytometry, ELISA, protein expression and purification, etc.) and animal (mouse)-related experiments is a must
  • Excellent oral communication and written skills in English, with good organizational and analytical abilities

Preferred Hiring Qualifications: 

  • Experience in virus culture, neutralization detection, and viral challenge studies is highly desirable
  • Previous experience working in BSL-3 laboratories is a plus

Special Instructions: 

To be fully considered for this position all candidates at the time of submission must provide the following documents:

  • A complete and accurate GSU application
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Three professional references

Please note, Georgia State University’s career board updates daily and requisitions are subject to be   removed without prior notice or before the posting expires. 

Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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