The Kutluay Laboratory located at Washington University School of Medicine in Saint Louis, MO is hiring postdoctoral researcher(s). Lines of research in the Kutluay lab include but not limited to:
1- Deciphering the non-catalytic function of HIV-1 integrase enzyme in virion maturation and conservation of this function across retroviruses.
2- Roles of viral and cellular nucleic-acid binding proteins in HIV-1 replication including selective genome packaging, transport, metabolism of HIV-1 RNAs and sensing of viral nucleic acids.
3- Post-transcriptional regulation of innate immune defenses.
4- Alternative viral entry mechanisms utilized by coronaviruses.
To study these processes, we employ cutting-edge next-generation sequencing-based methodologies in addition to tools of conventional molecular biology, biochemistry and molecular virology. Representative publications and more information about our lab can be found at: https://kutluaylab.wustl.edu/
The ideal applicants will have a PhD or MD/PhD in biological sciences or related fields with less than 2 years of postdoctoral experience. Experience in molecular virology, molecular biology and biochemistry is required. Candidates with familiarity in programming skills are highly desired. In addition, applicant must have excellent spoken and written communication skills.
Applicants should email a single PDF file consisting of a cover letter summarizing your research interests, past research experience, and future career goals, curriculum vitae or NIH biosketch, and one key first author publication that is relevant to this job application. Candidates should also arrange three letters of reference to be sent to Dr. Sebla Kutluay at firstname.lastname@example.org.