Postdoctoral Research Associate - Infectious Diseases
Washington University in St. Louis
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Internal Number: JR67233
Two postdoctoral positions are available in the laboratory of Dr. Liang Shan in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Washington University School of Medicine. The Shan lab studies immunobiology of HIV-1 infection. These positions will provide an excellent opportunity for the successful candidates to pursue a career in the field of virology or immunology.Â
Innate sensing of retroviruses.
HIV-1 reservoirs in tissue-resident CD4+ T cells and macrophages.
Control of HIV-1 infection by NK cells and macrophages.
Development of antibody-based immunological approaches to control HIV-1 infection and eliminate latent HIV-1.
Ph.D. degree in microbiology, immunology or a related field.
Strong written and oral communication skills, as evidenced by peer-reviewed journals.
Ability to work independently and communicate with laboratory staff and investigators.
This position works in a laboratory environment with potential exposure to biological and chemical hazards.Â The individual must be physically able to wear protective equipment and to provide standard care to research animals.
Base pay is commensurate with experience.
Applicant Special Instructions
Interested candidates should send an application packet, including all of the following to Dr. Liang Shan at email@example.com.
Cover letter indicating current/future research interests and long-term plans.
Expected starting date.
Brief summary of previous research experience (one page).
Names and contact information for three references.
If you are unable to use our online application system and would like an accommodation, please emailÂ CandidateQuestions@wustl.eduÂ or call the dedicated accommodation inquiry number at 314-935-1149 and leave a voicemail with the nature of your request.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
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