NIH-funded postdoctoral position in host-virus interactions

University of California, Davis

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

The Rothenburg laboratory in the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology at the University of California, Davis is recruiting a Postdoctoral Scholar (PI: Greg Brennan). The lab uses an interdisciplinary approach to examine host-virus interactions and mechanisms of viral evolution that may promote cross-species transmission. The main responsibilities of the postdoc will include working on an exciting study currently underway examining the impact of adaptive mutations in the viral polymerase on viral transcription and translation, and defining novel adaptive mutations that permit viral replication in otherwise resistant cells (Brennan, et al., PLoS Pathogens, 2014; Brennan, et al., J Virol, 2015). Experience with genomic, proteomic, and/or bioinformatic methodologies is desirable but not necessary. This position is guaranteed for 1 year, and there is the possibility for renewal dependent on performance. The successful candidate will also have career development opportunities including mentoring graduate students, reviewing journal articles, presenting at seminars and meetings, and applying for postdoctoral fellowships.

- PhD in Virology, Evolutionary Biology, or a related field
- A strong publication record demonstrating prior experience with molecular biology, cutting-edge sequencing technologies, or proteomics
- Excellent writing and communication skills
- Ability to work independently and to work as part of a team
- Excellent organizational skills

How to apply:
Please submit a cover letter summarizing your past experience and research interests and a CV including the names and contact information of 3 references via email to

Education Requirement:
Ph.D. in Virology, Evolutionary Biology, or a related field
Required Skills & Areas of Study:
  • molecular biology
  • virology
  • viral evolution
  • transcriptomics
  • proteomics
Commensurate with experience
Tupper Hall
Medical Microbiology and Immunology
3146 One Shields Avenue, Tupper Hall
Davis , CA 95616
Greg Brennan, D.V.M., Ph