The DiPersio and Gerber Labs are at Albany Medical College within the Division of Molecular and Cellular Physiology. The DiPersio lab is a well established cancer lab having made many contributions to the understanding of the role intergrins play in cancer. Dr Gerber is a member of the Department of Neurology with expertise in autoimmune diseases. His lab is just beginning to explore the early evolution of the immune system, using a trophoblast cell culture model. The goal is to explore the role enteroviruses play in the etiology of Type 1 diabetes. Medium term goal is the establishment of a bioinformatics core.
Key requirements for the position:
The skills required for this position are a strong working knowledge of
viruses, preferably enteroviruses. A strong interest and knowledge of endogenous retroviruses, and an evolutionary approach to discovery
are preferable. The ideal candidate will have proficiency in bioinformatics, virology, cancer and cell biology. Further, to have at least 1 or more published articles as a first author in a major journal.
Proficiency in such bioinformatic skills as: GSE, Blast, pathway and network analysis; and knowledge of R, FASTqc, DAVID, Python and Dragon. Skilled in using Linux, and having worked on the Illumina platform, is preferable.
As important as the above skills are, teamwork, the ability to innovate, teach, and a desire to explore the unknown are a requirement.
Please forward your CV along with 3 references and a cover letter to:
Allen Gerber, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Neurology