An NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available to study HIV pathogenesis and vaccine.
Project 1. Understanding the interplay between viral and cellular host factors and how they may be affected by certain mutations in HIV-1 accessory proteins. This project requires experience with host-cell interaction and related research techniques such as RNA-seq.
Project 2. Developing, validating and testing of novel envelope based vaccine candidates to elicit protective antibodies against HIV-1. The candidate will be responsible to design and execute prime-boost immunization, perform endpoint analyses including antigen-specific B cell sorting and serum antibody binding and neutralization assays to gain a high-resolution understanding of the immune response to immunization.
PhD in immunology, microbiology, cell biology, or a related field
Experience with conducting in vivo studies in murine models, preferably immune analysis
Strong molecular biology background
Must be independent, show initiative, willingness to take up new skills and responsibilities, and be a team player
Must be self-motivated, able to multitask and to work within a very collaborative environment
Applicants should submit: 1) Curriculum Vitae; and 2) Names and contact information of three referees to firstname.lastname@example.org