Postdoctoral Fellow - Biological Sciences
Job posting number: #7075494
Posted: February 25, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionJob Description Summary
Two-year fully funded (source: NIH/NIAID) postdoctoral position is available starting May of 2021 in Solinska Laboratory at the Department of Biological Sciences, Auburn University. The research will involve investigation of the N6-methyladenosine (m6A) modification in the context of Kaposi’s sarcoma- and primary effusion lymphoma-associated human herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8). The project will involve the application of variety of molecular biology, cell biology, and bioinformatic approaches to characterize the influence of m6A on viral long-noncoding RNA biology, i.e., stability, structure, intermolecular, as well as HHV-8 infectivity cycle, i.e., replication, progeny virion production, infectivity. Understanding these interactions could enable the development of novel therapeutic and antiviral interventions.
Dates of contract: 05.2021 – 04.2023
• Successful candidate will design and conduct independent research to understand viral infection and host-pathogen interaction mechanisms
• Work independently with high motivation and a strong publication record
• Design and plan experiments, and conduct experiments, prepare protocols and slides, summarize experimental data, and assist with progress reports and manuscript preparation.
Applications are invited from highly motivated individuals with experience in molecular biology, tissue culture, and bioinformatics; applications should include a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three professional references. For any questions or interest in the position, please contact Dr. Joanna Solinska (firstname.lastname@example.org).
• Ph.D. or an equivalent degree in virology, molecular biology, cell biology, bioinformatics, or a related field at the time appointment begins.
• Expertise in molecular/cell biology/bioinformatics techniques (molecular cloning, cell culture, Western blot, protein expression and purification, NGS data analysis, bash/Python scripting) is a must
• Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills in English, with good organizational and analytical abilities.
Candidate must be eligible to legally work in the United States at the time employment begins and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment.