Applications are invited for a full-time Post-Doctoral position available in the Romerio Lab at the Department of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD. The position is open to a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to join our efforts to investigate the mechanisms of HIV-1 persistence with the aim of developing a functional cure.
The selected candidate will join a team investigating the HIV-1 antisense gene ASP, and will contribute to elucidate its role in viral replication, spread and persistence. These studies will utilize cellular and molecular approaches in the context of in vitro and in vivo models. Moreover, the candidate will contribute to develop a gene therapy-based approach to achieve a functional cure for HIV-1.
Writing manuscripts, delivering oral presentations, and attending national and international scientific conferences related to the lab's research efforts will be strongly encouraged.
Preferred technical skills include: Flow cytometry; Transfection; Cell culture (primary cells and cell lines); ELISA; Western Blot; RT-qPCR; DNA, RNA, Protein extraction; Viral infection, replication, production; Mouse studies.