Posting Summary: The Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, in Charlottesville, VA, seeks a Postdoctoral Research Associate to examine Kaposi's sarcoma herpesvirus (KSHV) infection of human tonsilar B cells in the laboratory of Dean H. Kedes, Ph.D., M.D. The position is for one year and, thereafter, is negotiable. The successful candidate will possess a recently obtained doctoral degree (Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D.) in a biomedical discipline and will join an interactive group of motivated scientists to investigate infection of human tonsilar B cells by KSHV (http://www.jci.org/articles/view/44185). The position requires candidates to be knowledgeable in the isolation and culture of primary human B-lymphocytes, B cell biology and differentiation, and have strong skills (at least 3 years of experience during their graduate work) in biochemistry, molecular biology and flow cytometry. Candidates must have effective oral and written communication skills and at least one and preferably two or more first-author publications. Experience with virology and co-culture techniques as well as three-dimensional culture systems would be helpful but are not required.
Qualified individual should submit an application at https://jobs.virginia.edu/ and search for posting #0615110 in the professional research staff listings. In addition to completing a candidate profile, please attach a cover letter stating your qualifications for this position (education and research experience) and how it fits into your future professional plans, as well as a current CV and the names and contact information for three references. Applicant review will begin 10/06/2014, and the posting will remain open until filled. For questions about the position, please contact Dr. Kedes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, Minorities, Veterans and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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