RNA Virus-Host Interactions in Innate Immunity
Posted by: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Posted date: 2018-Jan-05
A post-doctoral position is available at the Rocky Mountain Laboratories (RML) campus of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Hamilton, Montana, in the Laboratory of Virology (LV), Innate Immunity and Pathogenesis Section (IIPS) headed by Sonja M Best, Ph.D.
The IIPS seeks to identify and characterize virus-host interactions involved in innate immune response that impact the replication and pathogenesis of RNA viruses. The two major virus groups of focus are the flaviviruses (Zika virus, dengue virus, West Nile virus, tick-borne encephalitis virus) and filoviruses (Ebola virus). The IIPS uses techniques in molecular, cellular and systems biology as well as immunology and animal models to understand the significance of virus interactions with host innate immune responses to host resistance and virus virulence.
Ideal candidates will have a strong interest in one or more areas including virology, intrinsic cellular immunity or signal transduction, CRISPR/cas screens and bioinformatics, protein biochemistry and cryo-electron tomography, or pathogenesis studies and animal models. The virus models require research to be conducted at biosafety level 3 (BLS3) and BSL4, and therefore the candidate must be committed to work in high containment laboratories as part of this work.
Applicants must have (or soon to complete) a Ph.D. or M.D., or equivalent, and less than three years of postdoctoral experience. This position is subject to a background investigation.
Candidates should submit a CV, a one-page research experience summary describing research accomplishments and interests, and contact information for three letters of reference. Please write "Postdoctoral Application" in the subject header and email to Sonja Best (sbestniaid.nih.gov).
Note that we will not respond to generic applications that appear to have been sent to multiple recipients (mass mail applications). The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.