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Post Doctoral Position in HIV-1 host-virus interactions

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
New York City, New York (US)
$65,000 +
Closing date
Jul 11, 2024

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Post Doctoral Position in HIV-1 host-virus interactions


Summary: The Department of Genetics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine is seeking to fill one post-doctoral position immediately. Highly motivated PhDs are needed to take part in exciting HIV/AIDS projects.


HIV-1 host-virus interaction: Kalpana laboratory in the Department of Genetics focuses on the host virus protein-protein interactions centered around HIV-1 integrase (IN) and INI1/SMARCB1. Recent studies from Kalpana laboratory has revealed the RNA mimicry of IN binding domain of INI1/SMARCB1 (  We are interested in conducting structural, mechanistic studies and development of a novel class of inhibitors to disrupt IN-INI1/SMARCB1 interactions based on these studies. Additional studies are focused on the understanding of mechanisms of HIV-1 persistence using state-of-the-art single molecule RNA-FISH strategy to facilitate cure strategies. Check out This week in Virology (TWIV) podcast episode 314: Einstein goes Viral ( and Einstein Research Brief For this position, please email Dr. Ganjam V. Kalpana at

The person/s to be appointed will have the opportunity to spearhead exciting projects designed to unravel the molecular mechanisms of HIV replication using structural, molecular biological, virological and cell biological methods. He/she will be able to interact with expert scientists and physicians at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine as well as other collaborating institutions.



The candidates should have a PhD in Biochemistry, structural biology, Cell Biology, Molecular Virology or a closely related field. Applicants with experience in structural analysis are preferred. Applicants with additional qualifications in biochemical and genetic techniques, CRISPR/Cas9 technology are also encouraged to apply.



The Einstein base minimum salary for postdoctoral positions is $65,000. For a complete list of the postdoctoral salary ranges, please visit our website:


The salary for this position exceeds the guidelines set by the NIH, ensuring competitive compensation.


The Albert Einstein College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Einstein seeks candidates whose skills, and personal and professional experience, have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence, and the communities we serve.

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