The person(s) to fill these positions will be part of a team whose ultimate goal is to identify and develop new strategies to treat and prevent current and future emerging coronavirus infections. We are seeking candidates with extensive immunological, virological and/or molecular biology experience who can drive their own experiments in the lab. The Department of Epidemiology lab uses emerging coronaviruses as models to study the genetics of RNA virus transcription, replication, persistence, pathogenesis, genetics, and cross-species transmission as well as translational countermeasures.
Required Qualifications: PhD with completed degree in Virology, Immunology and/or Microbiology; Expertise in use of mouse models; Moderate to extensive flow cytometry expertise; Cell culture expertise; Excellent molecular biology skills (i.e. experience with E. coli culture and DNA extraction, restriction digestions, PCR, DNA fragment purification, ligations, and eukaryotic cell transfections, DNA and RNA quantitation, RNA extractions); Successful candidate will have a basic understanding of rules and regulations required for working at biosafety levels 2 and 3; Expertise in protein purification techniques.
Preferred Qualifications: Post-doctoral experience with applicable models; Willingness to work at BSL3 and with animals; BSL3 experience is a plus but not required
This lab works with highly pathogenic respiratory viruses under strict BSL3 conditions once proper training has been completed. Ability to work in a BSL3 facility is preferred