A postdoctoral position in virology is available immediately to join a newly established and highly dynamic research group of Dr. Jared Evans in the Department of Pathology and Microbiology, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Medicine. The research will focus on virus emergence through elucidating host interactions, pathogenesis, and evolution mechanisms. Our laboratory employs novel microfluidic droplet technologies to characterize individual infection events in single cells. Further, our laboratory has state-of-the-art BSL-2 and -3 facilities, which are fully equipped to carry out cutting-edge infectious disease studies. In addition, we have access to a wide variety of research core facilities. Lab website: https://www.unmc.edu/pathology/faculty/bios/evans.html
The ideal candidate will have substantial knowledge of molecular biology and virology, demonstrated success as a recent PhD graduate with no more than three years post-graduate experience, creative out-of-the box thinking, and willingness to join and work with a new and growing research team. The selected virology postdoctoral researcher will have extensive and complementary interactions within the highly collaborative environment of the Department, which will allow a new postdoctoral fellow to integrate in a wider community of microbiologists and clinicians. The successful candidate will assist with project planning, data management, workflow design, and other tasks as needed, including data analysis and generation of status reports. Good communication skills are a must, with demonstrated independent-thinking and problem-solving ability. Experience using databases is recommended. The research projects are expected to generate high impact publications and provide a postdoctoral fellow with an excellent opportunity for further career development in academia as an independent principal investigator or pharmaceutical companies. Candidates should submit their cover letter, curriculum vitae, and names of three references as “other documents” to Dr. Evans through this posting https://unmc.peopleadmin.com/postings/75761.