Research Associate-Fixed Term

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Position Summary

The Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics is seeking a Research Associate (Post-Doc) to work in the laboratory of Dr. Kefei Yu.  We are seeking highly motivated researchers to carry out NIH-funded projects that study the mechanisms governing immunoglobulin gene diversification processes, maturation of broad neutralization antibodies against viral infection, and DNA repair mechanisms associated genetic rearrangements in lymphocytes. A combination of approaches, including biochemistry, cell biology and animal models will be utilized.                                                                                                                                                

This is a full-time, 12-month fixed-term position that will begin in October of 2018, with reappointment contingent on satisfactory performance and available funding.

Required Degree

Doctorate -microbiology; biochemistry; molecular bi

Minimum Requirements

The applicant must have a Ph.D. in the area of microbiology; biochemistry; molecular biology or a related field.

Desired Qualifications

Expertise in protein chemistry, molecular biology and mouse models are preferred, but not required.

Required Application Materials

Please submit an application and the following to

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Contact information for three professional references who will be contacted only if the department requests
Special Instructions

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. 

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Summary of Health Risks

Some projects require working with mice and unfixed mouse tissues.


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Posted: 9/20/2018
Application Due: 12/28/2018
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