Postdoctoral Scholar

Davis, California
dependent on qualifications and experience
April 15 2021
Life Sciences, Virology
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Description: A post-doctoral fellowship is available to study the molecular evolution of coronaviruses. The fellow will join the Anthony Lab in the Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology, and will contribute to the core mission of the group to understand how ecological and evolutionary processes shape the zoonotic potential and emergence of wildlife viruses. Using experimental approaches, the fellow will study the mechanisms by which key zoonotic traits are altered. Experiments will be carried out in biosafety level (BSL) 2 and BSL-3 laboratories.

Responsibilities: The fellow will conduct studies that address evolutionary questions using molecular-, cellular-, and immunologically-based techniques. The fellow will write papers and contribute to grant development, and will present at seminars and journal clubs. They will also help students and other fellows in their own studies to advance the mission of the entire group.

Required Qualifications: A PhD or equivalent in virology, molecular biology, biochemistry, or some related field. Significant experience with virological and molecular techniques, including cell and virus culture, growth assays, virus purification, reverse genetics systems, cloning, immunoblotting, and luciferase assays. Strong writing skills. Self-driven but with a team spirit. Excellent communication skills. Commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive environment.


Preferred Qualifications: Good understanding of ecological and evolutionary principles. Experience working under containment (BSL3). Competence with prism, R, and sequence analysis software.

Note: If you feel that you do not meet all of the criteria listed above, but can still make strong experimental contributions to the study of virus evolution, please apply!

Contact: Simon J Anthony

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