Postdoctoral Associate positions are available in the Herschhorn laboratory at the Division of Infectious Diseases and International Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Minnesota. Research projects are funded by a new Avenir / NIH Director's New Innovator Award and University of Minnesota Medical School center grants.
We are an energetic and multinational research group that works on exciting directions to understand and target virus-host interactions at the molecular and cellular levels, with a focus on HIV-1 and SARS-CoV-2. We use interdisciplinary approaches at the interface of synthetic and molecular virology, immunology, cell biology and bioinformatics to gain new insights into complex biological processes, with the aim of translating these insights into novel therapies and vaccines to treat and prevent viral infections.
Research directions include the study of HIV-1/SARS-CoV-2 evolution and adaptation, biology of HIV-1/SARS-CoV-2 entry, HIV-1/SARS-CoV-2 interactions with neutralizing antibodies, design of novel immunogens, vaccine development, the fate of HIV-1 infection, and molecular mechanisms underlying the interactions of HIV-1/SARS-CoV-2 with cellular factors (Ratnapriya et. al. Cell Reports 31, 107749 (2020); Herschhorn et al. Nat. Commun. 8, 1049 (2017); Herschhorn et al. Nat. Chem. Biol. 10, 845-852 (2014)). Some of the work is done in BSL2+ facility.
The positions are available immediately for highly motivated candidates. Successful postdoctoral candidates will have a Ph.D. (or an equivalent degree) in microbiology, virology, cell biology, immunology, computer science or a related field; and knowledge in molecular and cellular biology techniques.
Interested candidates should email the following documents as a single PDF file to Alon Herschhorn, Ph.D. (email@example.com):
1. Cover letter
2. Curriculum vitae including a list of publications
Review of applications will start immediately and continue until the positions are filled. Minorities are always encouraged to apply, and all job offers are contingent to Department of Medicine Human Resources approval and a background check.