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

A postdoctoral position is available immediately in the University of Pittsburgh Center for Vaccine Research to study the interactions between mosquito-borne viruses and their hosts, focusing on differences in eastern and Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus cell tropism and their relationship to virus-elicited innate and adaptive immune responses in vitro and in animal models of disease. The candidate should have a Ph.D degree and be familiar with basic techniques in molecular biology, cell biology and immunology. Research experience in RNA virology, viral pathogenesis and/or flow cytometric analysis of immune cell subsets is highly desirable. Individuals with experience working in BSL-3 containment are particularly encouraged to apply. Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States and will be required to obtain Department of Justice security clearance for work with Select Agents and Toxins, as required by federal regulation. Interested individuals should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the name, address, e-mail and telephone number for three references to William B. Klimstra, Center for Vaccine Research, University of Pittsburgh, 8036 BST3, 3501 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15261. Tel: 412-648-5962; Email:; website: The University of Pittsburgh is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Health benefits
Education Requirement:
Required Skills & Areas of Study:
  • virology
  • immunology
  • molecular cell biology
NIH scale
Medical School
Center for Vaccine Research
3501 5th Avenue
3501 5th Avenue
Pittsburgh , PA 15261
William Klimstra, Ph.D.