Post Doctoral Scientist

Washington, D.C.
May 20, 2017
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Job Description Summary:

A postdoctoral research position is available immediately to study molecular mechanisms that enhance transcription and latency, and promote aging in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infected patients. You may also be required to conduct research with drugs of abuse and HIV/HCV co-infected human biological specimens. The responsibilities include: planning, conducting, analyzing experiments, preparing manuscripts, and presenting data through seminars and posters at scientific talks and meetings.

The desired candidate must be willing to work with human peripheral blood, infected cell lines and human biological samples with viruses. The candidate should be experienced with molecular biology methods, mammalian tissue culture and transfections. Experience working with viruses and/or other human pathogens, prior experience with flow cytometry, ChIP assays and data analysis is desirable. Willingness to be trained to work with human biological samples (e.g. blood, tissue samples) is required. The applicant should have good command of English (speaking and writing).

Additionally, if needed, should be ready to supervise undergraduate or graduate students and research assistants in conducting sample preparation and data analysis.

Minimum Qualifications:

Require’s a PhD in the field or in a related area.

Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications:

A PhD in Biochemistry, Virology, Microbiology, Immunology, Genetics or related field is required. 1-2 years of research experience as postdoctoral level will be a plus. Publication history is desirable.


Campus Location: Foggy Bottom College/School/Department: School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) Family Research and Labs Sub-Family Laboratory Research Stream Individual Contributor Level Level 3 Full-Time/Part-Time: Hours Per Week: 40 Work Schedule: Monday - Friday Position Designation: Essential: Employees who perform functions that have been deemed essential to maintaining business or academic operations. Employees are generally expected to work from home during an event and may be asked to physically report to work. Telework: Required Background Check Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search Special Instructions to Applicants: Internal Applicants Only? No Posting Number: Job Open Date: 07/20/2016 Job Close Date: If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until: Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire. EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Posting Specific Questions
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    Applicant Documents
    Required Documents
    1. Cover Letter
    2. Curriculum Vitae
    3. Names and Contact Information for References
    Optional Documents
    1. Resume
    2. Statement of Research Interest
    3. Letter of Recommendation 1
    4. Letter of Recommendation 2
    5. Letter of Recommendation 3
    6. List of Publications


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