Post Doctoral Position in host-pathogen/commensals interactions

University of Chicago

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

A post-doctoral position is available in the Golovkina lab in the Department of Microbiology, University of Chicago. Golovkina’s laboratory is interested microbe-host interactions. We discovered genetic (involved in both innate and adaptive immune responses) and environmental (decoration of virions with bacterial products) mechanisms of retroviral evasion of host protective responses. We have also co-pioneered the new field of viral-bacterial interactions benefiting viral transmission and pathogenesis. The position offers an opportunity for highly motivated candidates with a strong background in microbiology to advance their training under the direction of Tatyana Golovkina, PhD. Qualified individuals should hold a Ph.D or M.D./Ph.D with exemplary laboratory, analytical, and communication skills. Candidates with interest in mechanisms of interactions between eukaryotic host and viral/ bacterial pathogens and commensal microbes are strongly encouraged to apply.

Key responsibilities include:

• Expansion of current research projects focused on investigating the role of commensal bacteria in retroviral pathogenesis or genetic mechanisms of resistance to retroviral and bacterial infections.

• Communication through participation in and presentation at lab meetings and paper discussions, plus departmental and institute seminars.

• Daily bench activities underpinning project objectives.

• Preparation, collection, and maintenance of research project documentation and data.

• The preparation of external presentations, reports, and the publication of manuscripts.

Ideal candidates will be:

• A Ph.D or M.D./Ph.D in microbiology, or immunology or genetics.

• A critical thinker who is able to work independently and in teams.

• Good communicator in oral and written formats.

• Candidates must provide:

• An up-to-date CV.

• A brief description of past research experience and accomplishments.

• Selected publication reprints.

• The names and contact information of three referees.

Send the above materials to Tatyana Golovkina - email:

University of Chicago is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Full benefits
Education Requirement:
Ph.D or MD/Ph.D
Years of Experience:
at least 2 years
Required Skills & Areas of Study:
  • microbiology
  • immunology
  • virology
  • genetics
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Tatyana Golovkina, PhD