Postdoctoral fellowship in virology and behavior

Dartmouth College

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

Postdoctoral research associate is sought to study the ability of herpes simplex virus (HSV) to induce neurodegenerative and cognitive pathologies in a neonatal mouse model in the laboratory of Dr.  David Leib. Our highly collaborative group is interested in the pathogenesis, latency, and reactivation of HSV.  We are especially interested in the mechanisms by which HSV causes permanent behavioral changes in neonatal mice, as described in 2 recent papers from our laboratory:

We are also investigating therapeutic antibodies which may be effective in preventing the sequelae of this devastating neonatal infection.

For more information on the lab, please visit 

Send curriculum vitae, a brief description of research experience, and the names of three references to David Leib (

The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth is located in the neighboring towns of Hanover and Lebanon in the picturesque Upper Connecticut River Valley on the NH and VT border. Dartmouth is surrounded by a vibrant, academic and professional community offering excellent schools, lively arts, and an unmatched quality of life in a beautiful, rural setting. Amenities associated with urban areas in Boston MA, Burlington VT, and Montreal, QC are all within a few hours’ drive.

Dartmouth is highly committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive population of students, faculty, and staff. We are especially interested in applicants who are able to work effectively with students, faculty, and staff from all backgrounds, including but not limited to: racial and ethnic minorities, women, individuals who identify with LGBTQ+ communities, veterans, individuals with disabilities, individuals from lower income backgrounds, and/or first-generation college graduates. Applicants should state in their cover letter how their teaching, research, service, and/or life experiences prepare them to advance Dartmouth’s commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Your offer is contingent upon your consent to a pre-employment background check with results acceptable under Dartmouth policy.

Education Requirement:
Years of Experience:
Required Skills & Areas of Study:
  • virology
  • areas of research: virology or immunology
  • skills : molecular biology
  • serology
  • experience with animal models
  • flow cytometry
NIH payscales
Hanover, NH
Microbiology and Immunology
Micro-Immunology HB 7556 1 Medical Center Drive
LEBANON , NH 03756
David Leib, PhD