Do you want to fight the viruses that cause measles or COVID-19? Do you want to understand virulence and pathogenesis at the molecular level? The Cattaneo lab might be a good fit. Two post-doctoral positions are available to characterize the interactions of measles virus or SARS-CoV-2 with its host. Candidates are expected to have a recent PhD and a strong background in molecular virology, cell biology or immunology. The scientists recruited will work in an interactive, collaborative and collegial research environment. The projects focus on the adaptation of RNA viruses to different tissues (PLoS Pathogens, PMID 30768648), on the mechanisms of virulence and pathogenesis (J. Biol. Chem., PMID 31949044), and on the tropism determinants (Nature, PMID 22048310). Concepts and methodologies developed for the study of measles virus are now applied also to SARS-CoV-2, another respiratory, very contagious, enveloped RNA virus that can cause systemic disease.
For more information visit http://mayoresearch.mayo.edu/mayo/research/staff/cattaneo_r.cfm. Visit https://jobs.mayoclinic.org/ to apply, and reference posting #133069BR. Include in the application your current curriculum vitae and bibliography, as well as three letters of recommendation, signed, on letterhead. For additional information contact: Woltman.Toni@mayo.edu. Review of applications begins June 29, 2020.
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