Postdoctoral Postion in Viral Immunology

University of Iowa

  • Post Doctoral Position - Academic
Job Type/Arrangement:
  • Full Time

Two postdoctoral positions are available in the laboratory of Dr. Balaji Manicassamy in the area of influenza virus-host interactions. The first postdoctoral position is on a project focused on understanding the differences in host responses to seasonal influenza virus and highly pathogenic influenza viruses, using recombinant influenza GFP reporter viruses and multicolor flow cytometry to follow infection and host responses. The goal of this project is to understand the contributions of viral cell tropism to the pathogenesis of highly virulent influenza viruses such as the 1918 H1N1 and the H5N1 avian strains. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in immunology with expertise in cellular immunology. Experience in working with viruses in BSL3 is not required but is preferred. The second postdoctoral position is on a project focused on unraveling the role of a newly identified DNA-binding transcriptional repressor Capicua in the regulation of cell intrinsic immunity. Candidates with a strong background in molecular biology and/or Next Generation Sequencing and data analysis are preferred. Recent recipients of a PhD are encouraged to apply. Please send your application including CV, summary of past accomplishments, research interests and contact information for three references to Balaji Manicassamy, Ph.D, Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, The University of Iowa, 51 Newton Road, BSB 3-430, Iowa City, IA-52242 or email to 

Education Requirement:
Required Skills & Areas of Study:
  • areas of research: virology or immunology
  • skills : molecular biology
  • serology
  • experience with animal models
  • flow cytometry
University of Iowa
Microbiology & Immunology
51 Newton Road
Bowen Sciences Building 3-430
Iowa City , IA 52242
Balaji Manicassamy, PhD