Postdoctoral Fellow - Torbett Lab

Seattle, Washington State
DOE + Benefits
April 23 2021
Position Type
Full Time
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We have open positions for Postdoctoral Fellows interested in HIV cytoplasmic transport, HIV cellular assembly, as well as improving Lentiviral Vector entry into human hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells.

The Torbett Group studies HIV entry, evolution, and assembly at the genomic, biochemical and structural levels, as well as human hematopoietic stem cell resistance of HIV lentiviral vector entry (please see: HIV Interactions in Viral Evolution (HIVE) Center and Torbett Lab and PMIDs: 33807824, 33539875, 31778955, 31416800, 30603655, 30301809, 29102562, 26670276, 26086053, and 26049750 for more information). We have recently relocated to Seattle Childrens Research Institute and U. Washington and the group works as a highly dynamic and interactive team, with many ongoing collaborations with members of the HIV In Viral Evolution (HIVE) Center an NIH funded research Center, and collaborators in the Seattle area. The post-doctoral fellows that join our group will participate in studies of: 1) viral entry and host factors that have roles in cytoplasmic transport in hematopoietic cells as related to lentiviral vector gene delivery; or 2) identification of small molecules interact with HIV capsid in the cellular cytoplasm and disrupt function; or 3) host factors that contribute to HIV Gag/Gag-Pol cellular assembly.  A background in cell biology and/or biochemistry and viral biology or cell biology and/or hematopoietic stem cell biology and viral biology will be preferred. Fellows that join our group will develop additional scientific skills as appropriate for the research project and carry out research/development activities of assigned research projects.  Responsibilities include all protocol development and review, data collection and analysis, manuscript and fellowship application preparation, relevant to the research project.

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