Post-Doctoral Fellow

Job description

University of Colorado - School of Medicine

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Four postdoctoral scientist positions are newly available to study interactions between RNA viruses and the mammalian host, in particular RLRs (MDA5, RIG-I) and other nucleic acid sensing mechanisms. A main project concerns a mouse model of constitutive MDA5/MAVS activation with unique features (see Painter et al., PLOS Pathogens PMID 26633895), and is now strongly NIH-funded for the next five years (Avant-Garde). Viruses studied in the lab are positive strand viruses and HIV-1. Projects involve innate antiviral defense systems, including restriction factors, interferon-stimulated genes (ISGs), and prevention of systemic autoimmunity. Experience sets in molecular biology, innate immunity, virology, cell culture, mouse model experimentation, autoimmune models valued. Expertise in RNAseq and associated bioinformatics also valued. TREX1 and DNA sensing is also being studied and additional positions in molecular features of HIV replication and latency are available. Send C.V. and statement of interest to Dr. Eric Poeschla ([email protected]), Gill Research Chair and Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD in a related scientific field

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.

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The University of Colorado strongly supports the principle of diversity. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

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Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References

Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 11852

When applying, applicants must include:
  1. A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications
  2. A current Resume/CV
  3. The names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for three professional references, either attached to your resume/CV or uploaded as a separate document
Please be advised that the University does check references as part of the employment process.

Please do not submit any of your application material (via email) to the job posting contact.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Department: H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus - 20204 - SOM-MED-Infectious Disease

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Nov 21, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Brandi Dolan

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00660933





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Posted: 8/27/2018
Application Due: 10/26/2018
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