Postdoctoral Position available in Novel Mechanisms of RNA Virus Translation

Anne Simon

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

This position is for USA citizens and permanent residents only

An NIH T32 postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Anne Simon at the University of Maryland to study novel mechanisms of translation control in plus strand RNA plant viruses.  Two years of funding is available.  The position on Novel regulation of cap-independent translation in plus-strand RNA plant viruses is available immediately and the second position on Novel systemic movement of a virus-like RNA is available starting February 1, 2019. Both positions are funded for at least two years. The project is to investigate how various cap-independent translation elements (CITEs) are inactivated during virus replication in several different viruses. This project is best suited for someone with a background in RNA structure/function and/or translation in plant or animal virus systems.  Postdoctoral associates participate in the multi-institutional Virology Program (with NIH and NCI), which features monthly group research meetings, retreats, and career workshops. Previous graduate students and postdoctoral associates in the Simon lab have obtained faculty positions at University of Missouri Kansas City,  Shandong Agricultural University (China), Wuhan Medical University (China), Case Western University (USA), Mt. Sinai Medical School (USA), Columbia University, University of Kentucky (USA),  Yonsei University (Korea) and other outstanding positions in industry and government.

Candidates should have excellent graduate research published in international journals, and proven ability to conduct independent research. Highly motivated candidates who desire an environment that will maximize their potential for a future academic or biotechnology career are encouraged to apply.   Check out the lab website at 

The University of Maryland is an outstanding, vibrant institution located in beautiful central Maryland about 10 miles from Washington DC. Nearby recreational activities include world class hiking, boating, fishing, biking, and swimming.

Please send cover letter, CV, summary of research accomplishments and professional goals, and names of three references to

The University of Maryland is an equal opportunity employer

Health care, retirement, family tuition benefits
Education Requirement:
Years of Experience:
Required Skills & Areas of Study:
  • virology
  • molecular virology
  • molecular biology
  • plant viruses
  • animal viruses
  • rna viruses
  • rna biology
Commensurate with experience (NIH levels)
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Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics
Microbiology Building
College Park , Maryland 20742
Anne Simon,