Postdoctoral Scholar -Influenza and SARS-CoV-2 -Pennsylvania State University

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Pennyslvania State University

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

Dr. Troy Sutton's Laboratory at The Pennsylvania State University is seeking a motivated Postdoctoral Scholar to pursue cutting-edge research on airborne transmission of influenza and SARS-CoV-2 viruses. In parallel, the candidate will also develop and evaluate vaccines against these pathogens in animal models. The candidate will be responsible for writing proposals and publications, and training students and technical staff. The candidate is required to have a Ph.D. and must have experience in some of the following techniques: molecular virology, molecular biology, virus and cell culture, DNA/RNA/protein techniques and work with BSL2 pathogens.

Experience working with animal models of infectious disease is valued but is not required. The successful candidate must possess excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication (both oral and written) skills. The candidate will perform research under both biosafety level 2 and 3 enhanced conditions and will be required to pass an FBI background check.  This position is located at the Penn State campus in University Park, PA, and is a fixed-term position for one year from the date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding.

The candidate must be able to provide evidence that all requirements have been met for completion of a Ph.D. prior to the effective date of hire. To apply, please submit a letter of application describing research interests and professional goals, as well as a CV and contact information for three references. Please apply at

Education Requirement:
Years of Experience:
Required Skills & Areas of Study:
  • virology
Main Campus
Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
W207 Millennium Science Complex
University Park , PA 16802
Troy Sutton, PhD