Postdoctoral Fellow Positions in Viral Immunology

Washington University in St. Louis

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

Two postdoctoral positions are available in the laboratory of Dr. Liang Shan in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Washington University School of Medicine. The Shan lab studies immunobiology of HIV-1 infection. These positions will provide an excellent opportunity for the successful candidates to pursue a career in the field of virology or immunology. 

Ongoing Projects:

Innate sensing of retroviruses.

HIV-1 reservoirs in tissue-resident CD4+ T cells and macrophages.

Control of HIV-1 infection by NK cells and macrophages.

Development of humanized mouse models for HIV infection and immune responses.

Additional information about the lab can be found at 

Required Qualifications

Ph.D. degree in microbiology, immunology or a related field. 

Strong written and oral communication skills, as evidenced by peer-reviewed journals.

Ability to work independently and communicate with laboratory staff and investigators.

Applicant Special Instructions

Interested candidates should send an application packet, including all of the following to Dr. Liang Shan at

Cover letter indicating current/future research interests and long-term plans.

Curriculum vitae.

Brief summary of previous research experience (one page).

Names and contact information for three references.

Education Requirement:
Ph.D. or PhD, MD/PhD
NIH guidelines, commensurate with experience

Information on being a postdoc at Washington University in St. Louis can be found at

Benefits Statement

Washington University in St. Louis is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to our employees. Benefits eligibility is subject to employment status, full-time equivalent (FTE) workload, and weekly standard hours. Please visit our website at to view a summary of benefits.

EEO/AA Statement

Washington University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability status, protected veteran status, national or ethnic origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation. Women, minorities, protected veterans and the disabled are strongly encouraged to apply.

Diversity Statement

Washington University is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment – fostering respect for all and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Individuals with a commitment to these values are encouraged to apply.

School of Medicine
Medicine/Infectious diseases
4523 Clayton Ave. Campus Box 8051
St. Louis , MO 63110
Liang Shan, PhD