The Shah Lab at the Department of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics and the Department of Chemical Engineering, University of California Davis, seeks a Postdoctoral Scholar to study the role of virus-host protein interactions in Zika virus replication and pathogenesis. The Shah Lab (shahlab.ucdavis.edu) uses integrative approaches (including proteomics/biochemistry, cell-based replication assays, and animal models) to identify flavivirus-host interactions and characterize them functionally.
The Postdoctoral Scholar will perform NIH-funded research on the following fronts:
1) Assessing the impact of mutations in host and viral proteins on Zika virus replication and pathogenesis in vivo
2) Establishing a 96-well screening platform for host factors impact on Zika virus replication using RNAi or CRISPRi
Candidates must hold a PhD in virology, microbiology, or closely related fields by the start date and lead-author publication(s) in virology. Candidates must also have strong communication skills and the ability to work both independently and as part of a collaborative team. Prior experience in mouse infection models is required.
Experience with flavivirus biology, biochemistry, neurodevelopment, RNAi or CRISPR screening is a plus.
To apply, please email a single PDF containing a cover letter and CV with the contact information for three referees to firstname.lastname@example.org