Postdoctoral Opening: Rotavirus Plug-and-Play Expression Vectors

Indiana University

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

Postdoctoral Opening at Indiana University -Bloomington

Rotavirus Plug-and-Play Expression Vectors

Position Description:

A Postdoctoral Position is available in the laboratory of Dr. John Patton for a highly motivated individual to study the molecular biology of rotavirus, a segmented dsRNA virus that causes acute gastroenteritis in young children. Research will use recently described reverse genetics technologies to explore the genetic flexibility of the rotavirus genome, including the virus's ability to accommodate large amounts of foreign sequence. A focus of the work is to understand how the introduction of foreign sequences impacts the genetic stability of the virus, in some cases leading to the emergence of viral variants with sequence deletions. Information gained from the project will be applied to the development of rotavirus as a plug-and-play expression vector, as part of an effort to develop rotavirus combination vaccines able to induce immunological protection against a second enteric pathogen.


Preferred candidates will have a Ph.D. in virology or related field and have a publication record in quality peer-reviewed journals. The candidate is expected to have excellent written and verbal communications skills and an ability to work efficiently and independently. Salary and benefits will be competitive and commensurate with education and experience. The position is available at Indiana University, a prominent Big Ten school located in Bloomington, a vibrant small city with an outstanding quality of life in the forested hills of southern Indiana (

To Apply:

The best consideration date is February 1, 2021, and the expected start date is June 1, 2021, but the position will remain open until filled.  Applicants should submit by email a cover letter describing research experience and interests, a curriculum vitae, and the contact information for three professional references to the following.

Dr. John T. Patton

Department of Biology

Indiana University

Bloomington, MD 47405


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Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

Education Requirement:
Ph.D. in virology or related field
Main Campus
Simon Hall MSBI, Room SI 220D
212 S. Hawthorne Drive
Bloomington , IN 47405-7003
John T. Patton, BS, PhD