The Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics is seeking a Research Associate (Post-Doc) to work in the laboratory of Dr. Kefei Yu. We are seeking a highly motivated scientist to carry out NIH-funded projects that study the mechanisms of antigen receptor gene diversification processes, maturation of broad neutralization antibodies against viral infection, and DNA repair mechanisms associated genetic rearrangements in lymphocytes. A combination of approaches, including biochemistry, cell biology and animal models will be utilized.
This is a full-time, 12-month fixed-term position that will begin after a suitable candidate is identified with reappointment contingent on satisfactory performance and available funding.
Doctorate -molecular biology or related field
A Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate degree in molecular biology or related field is required.
Desired qualifications include expertise in protein biochemistry and molecular and cell biology.
Previous experience in Bioinformatics are preferred, but not required.
Required Application Materials
Please submit an application and the following materials:
Cover letter explaining scientific interests, qualifications, career goals and prior research achievements
Contact information of three referees
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Summary of Health Risks
Some projects will involve working with human cell lines and with mice and unfixed mouse tissues.
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