Postdoctoral Scientist

Location
San Antonio, Texas
Salary
TBD
Posted
May 03 2021
Ref
Req. 202
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Non-Profit
Job Type
Postdoc

Eradicating infectious diseases has remained constant throughout our history and the values on which Texas Biomed was built:  Teamwork, Integrity, Diversity, Excellence and Safety.

As a national leader among independent research institutes working exclusively on infectious diseases, Texas Biomedical Research Institute, located in San Antonio, TX, 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.

The Institute’s combination of unique resources, including its more than 75 PhD scientists, is powering a new approach to research that is accelerating the development of diagnostics, therapies and vaccines for the world’s deadliest infections.

Texas Biomedical Research Institute is dedicated to the advancement of human health through basic and translational research into the nature, causes, prevention and eradication of diseases.  Our scientific programs and research resources are focused in the following areas: 

Scientific Programs: Host-Pathogen Interactions; Disease Intervention & Prevention; Population Health

Research Resources: Scientific Cores; High Containment; Southwest National Primate Research Center

Job Summary

Postdoctoral Scientist

A postdoctoral scientist position is immediately available in the laboratory of Dr. Binhua (Julie) Ling. The candidate will work on Cure Research of HIV infection in the simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) infected nonhuman primate model. Dr. Ling’s laboratory is interested in anatomical viral reservoirs, characterization of cells that harbor replication-competent viruses, and identification of source of viral rebound after discontinuation of antiretroviral therapy. We use novel strategies to target identified infected cells for a cure of infection. The laboratory is also interested in immune correlation and protection, HIV and aging, and HIV comorbidities.

The postdoctoral scientist will work closely with the Principal Investigator Dr. Ling and her group, and also with national and international collaborators, and will develop new independent skills. The postdoc will have great opportunities to use state-of-the-art virologic and immunologic technologies at the exceptional environment at the Texas Biomed.   

Requirements for this position are: Required: 1). Ph.D. and/or M.D. or D.V.M. degree in virology, immunology or molecular biology. The position requires training and first-hand experience and skills in virology, molecular biology and/or immunology.  Experience in nonhuman primate work is a plus.
2). Experience in molecular virology such as RNA and DNA isolation, primer design, real-time RT-PCR, droplet digital PCR, sequence phylogenetic analysis, preparation of single-cell RNA-seq (scRNA-seq) experiments and data analysis.
3). Experience in basic immunology such as cell culture, cell isolation from blood and tissues, flow cytometry panel design, flow cytometry staining, and data analysis.
4). Strong English written and oral communication skills. Writes scientific papers for publication and abstracts for presentation at national and international meetings related to research projects.
5). Computer skills: (Software: Proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, GraphPad Prism, Flowjo, and/or others).
6). Must be able to work independently and also a team player.

This is a full time salaried (exempt) position with some work outside of standard office hours. Texas Biomed business hours are Mondays through Fridays 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, PTO, retirement plan.

Apply online at https://txbiomed.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home?c=txbiomed. A completed application packet is a requirement for all positions. Equal Employment Opportunity/M/F/Disability/Protected Veteran Status

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