Postdoctoral Position Studying Coronavirus Biology

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

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

The Denison Laboratory at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN studies coronaviruses (CoVs), a family of plus-strand RNA viruses that comprise a variety of human and animal pathogens. Human disease ranges from mild common colds caused by widely circulating endemic CoV strains to severe and frequently fatal respiratory disease from zoonotic CoVs such as those responsible for severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle-East respiratory syndrome (MERS). We use integrated virologic, biochemical, and genetic approaches for studies of MERS-CoV, SARS-CoV, and the model coronavirus, mouse hepatitis virus (MHV), to understand the replication, cell biology, and protein functions of CoVs. We further apply this knowledge to development of preventive and therapeutic countermeasures against emerging CoV infections. 


We are looking for an enthusiastic postdoctoral fellow to drive forward a research project focused on defining the role of viral replication fidelity in the regulation of CoV biology, fitness, evolution, and pathogenesis.

Education Requirement:
PhD, MD, or MD/PhD in microbiology, molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, or related field required. Virology experience preferred.
Salary:
Commensurate with NIH pay scale
Notes:

See https://www.vumc.org/denison-lab/ for more information about the lab. 

Interested? Email Andrea (ardina.pruijssers@vumc.org) with your CV and cover letter.

Location:
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Pediatric Infectious Disease
1161 21st Avenue S.
D-7235 Medical Center North
Nashville , TN 37232-2581
US
Contact:
Dr Andrea Pruijssers, PhD