Two postdoctoral positions are available in the lab of Dr. Zhilong Yang, Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University (https://vtpb.tamu.edu/person/13134/). The successful candidates will expand our ongoing research program on virus-host interactions, mainly using poxviruses as model systems and can expand to other viruses. The projects include: (1) elucidating mechanisms regulating protein synthesis during viral infection, and (2) dissecting metabolic reprogramming during viral infection.
The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to design experiments, carry out research, analyze data, present in local, national and international meetings, prepare manuscripts, and mentor junior researchers. The successful applicant will work independently and as a member in a collaborative team. The candidates must have a Ph.D. in molecular and cellular biology, virology, microbiology, biochemistry, immunology, or other related biomedical science. The preferred candidate will have strong molecular and cellular biology related techniques, strong data analytic skills, strong organizational, verbal and written communication skills, the ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others, and a track record of publications. Experience with mouse model and handling is preferred for one of the positions.
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. The positions are eligible for a generous benefits package, including health insurance and participation in a retirement program. Application review will begin immediately. Application materials consist of a cover letter with a brief introduction of your qualifications and research interest, CV, and the names of three references. Materials should be emailed as a single PDF to Zhilong Yang: email@example.com.
The Department of Veterinary Pathobiology includes over 50 faculty members with diverse backgrounds and research interests. The Department strongly encourages collaborative research activity. State-of-the-art core facilities, including live animal imaging, flow cytometry, genomics, BSL-2 and -3 labs and excellent AAALAC-accredited ABSL-2 and -3 facilities are available at the University. A brand-new AgBSL-3 facility is operational recently.
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