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An NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Christiane Wobus, Ph.D. at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. We are looking for a highly motivated individual with a strong publication record interested in host-virus interactions of enteric viruses. We are a highly collaborative lab working with colleagues from across the world. One focus will be on murine norovirus, which serves as a powerful animal model for human norovirus infection, to determine how flexibility in the viral capsid impacts norovirus infection at the cellular level and viral pathogenesis. Additional projects in the lab include investigating the interaction of human astrovirus with the intestinal epithelium, the role of the indigenous intestinal bacteria in virus-gut interactions, and modulation of host cell metabolism by enteric virus infections.
The position provides an opportunity for you to develop an independent research project. You will develop or acquire skills in molecular virology, pathogenesis of viral infections using a mouse model and human intestinal organoid cultures, intestinal epithelial cell immunity, microscopy-based imaging, among others. In addition you will have the opportunity to supervise undergraduates and graduate students in research projects, receive training in critical thinking, and develop scientific communication skills in an excellent scientific environment in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Michigan Medical School. U-M has a strong virology group with faculty investigators studying all aspects of virus biology and pathogenesis. The position is initially funded through an NIH R21 grant, although renewal is required each year and is contingent on performance. A successful candidate will be highly self-motivated, exhibit a strong work ethic, and have excellent communication and time management skills.
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Ph.D. in biological sciences with expertise in virology, microbiology, immunology or related fields is required. Bioinformatics expertise is desired.
The position is available immediately. Preferred start date by March 1, 2022. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.
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