Postdoctoral Fellow

(Ref#: 36777)

University of Missouri-Columbia

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

Postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Bumsuk Hahm ( at the Departments of Surgery and Molecular Microbiology and Immunology in the University of Missouri School of Medicine.

Research Area: We are seeking a highly motivated post-doctoral fellow to work on research projects investigating RNA viral interaction with host defense and sphingolipid network. The study involves models for influenza and lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus infections to uncover mechanisms by which viruses evade host innate and adaptive immunity as well as reveal the mode for regulation of sphingolipid system during infection. The research is expected to increase our understanding of virus-host defense interplay and help to design new therapeutics for curing viral diseases.

Qualification: Minimum qualifications include a PhD or equivalent in the field of Immunology or Virology. Preferred technical expertise includes virus and rodent handling, flow cytometry, virus titration, tissue culture, and basic genetic manipulation. Candidates are expected to have an adequate record of trainings, high level of bio-ethics, and the ability to perform independent and collaborative studies. Candidates from diverse backgrounds and nationalities are encouraged to apply.

Education Requirement:
Required Skills & Areas of Study:
  • viral immunology


This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

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Bumsuk Hahm, PhD