NIH-funded postdoctoral position in the Wu lab at the University of Iowa

The University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine

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

NIH-funded postdoctoral researcher position is available to study HIV interactions with host factors in Dr. Li Wu’s lab in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology in the Carver College of Medicine at the University of Iowa. Two projects are: (1) Mechanisms of SAMHD1-mediated regulation of HIV-1 innate immunity and viral gene expression; and (2) Mechanisms of HIV-1 RNA modification of N6-methyladenosine in regulating viral replication.

The Wu laboratory is located in an interdisciplinary and interactive department offering state-of-the-art equipment and core facilities. Please refer to our recent publications at

Wu Lab website : 

Selected recent publications are:

• Espada et al. J. Virol. 2020, PMID: 33177202

• Qin et al. J. Biol. Chem. 2020, PMID: 31914403

• Tirumuru and Wu. J Biol Chem. 2019;PMID: 30617182

• Chen et al. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 2018; PMID: 29610295

• Lu et al. J Biol Chem. 2018; PMID:PMID: 29976753

• Antonucci et al. Nat Med. 2016; PMID: 27711056

• Tirumuru et al.eLife. 2016; PMID: 27371828

Highly motivated candidates with a Ph.D. degree (0~3-year experience preferred) in virology, immunology, cell biology, molecular biology, or genetics are encouraged to apply. Experience in virology research (particularly HIV) is desired.

The successful candidate will join an existing team of postdoctoral researchers and graduate students and will have the opportunity to develop independent research projects. Individuals who intend to follow a career in academic science are especially encouraged to apply. Previous postdocs trained in the lab have become independent faculty members at research universities or senior scientists in the biotech industry.

Salary is commensurate with experience. Candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, and 3 references to (

Postdoctoral Researcher benefits
Education Requirement:
Years of Experience:
Required Skills & Areas of Study:
  • virology
  • innate immunity
  • molecular cell biology
  • biochemistry
NIH standard starting at $52,704
Main Campus of the University of Iowa
Microbiology and Immunology
3-403B Bowen Science Building
51 Newton Road
Iowa City , Iowa 52242
Li Wu, PhD