We are seeking self-driven postdoctoral researchers to join the López Lab at the fabulous Molecular Microbiology Department at Washington University in St. Louis, MO.
Our laboratory studies the relationship between a virus and the organism it infects. We specialize in the study of defective viral genomes and their impact during infection. Our goal is to understand how the different components of a virus population affect the infected cell and organism at large, and how this interaction influences the virus evolution and its maintenance in nature. Our multidisciplinary approach to gather an inclusive mechanistic understanding of the processes that result from the interaction of viruses and the infected organism will expose you to a diverse array of techniques and tools, as well as to rich intellectual diversity. The López Lab fosters an environment of peer mentoring and all lab members get involved in writing and revising publications and grant application, practice and optimize spoken delivery of scientific materials, mentor junior scientists and practice lab management tasks, skills that will prepare you for a career of your choice. We are funded by the NIH, and the laboratory is generously supported by BJC Healthcare with Dr. López’s naming as a BJC Investigator (https://medicine.wustl.edu/news/lopez-named-bjc-investigator/).
A number of research projects are available. Please go to www.lopezlab.org to learn more.
The ideal candidate has: (1) a PhD degree in virology, immunology, microbiology, population dynamics, or fields related to the project of choice, (2) excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, (3) a collaborative attitude and the motivation to drive the project, establish collaborations, and mentor junior trainees.
Applicants should send a cover letter describing your research interests, curriculum vitae, the names and contact information for three references, and representative publications to firstname.lastname@example.org.