Research Associate

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Working Title: Research Associate

Position Type: Professional Research Staff

Department: Department of Microbiology

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 12-06-2017

Posting Summary:
The Cliffe lab in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology at the University of Virginia seeks a Postdoctoral Research Associate. Our lab investigates the chromatin control of Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) latency (https://mic.med.virginia.edu/cliffe/). HSV establishes a latent infection in terminally differentiated neurons. During latency, the viral genome assembles into silent heterochromatin. How heterochromatin is targeted to the viral genome, what viral and cellular factors maintain silencing and how silencing is overcome to permit reactivation is not understood. The project will utilize a variety of techniques (e.g. CRISPR, chromatin immunoprecipitation, microscopy and proteomics) in both primary neuronal and animal models of HSV latency to investigate how viral and cellular factors impact latency.

We are looking for exceptional candidates with a recent PhD (or have a PhD in hand by the start date), with demonstrated expertise in virology or molecular biology and a record of productive research (at least one first-author publication).
To apply, go to https://jobs.virginia.edu and search for posting # 0622283 under the Professional Research Staff category. Please complete a candidate profile and upload a cover letter detailing your research experience, an updated curriculum vitae and contact information for 3 references. The position will remain open until filled.
Questions about the posting (please do not send application material) may be addressed to Liz Hupp at [email protected]

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


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