Postdoctoral Fellow in Akkina Lab
Wonderful opportunity to be a part of a lab that contributes to fighting the worlds AIDS epidemic and finding the ultimate cure at Colorado State University in beautiful Fort Collins, Colorado. The post-doc will use cutting edge immunology and virology techniques and approaches utilizing new generation humanized mouse models as part of research on HIV/AIDS pathogenesis, prevention & therapies. This represents a unique opportunity in molecular/translational virology research using humanized mouse models, lentiviral vectors, RNAi, and stem cells. This position will provide valuable experience for a future in either academia or industry.
We are looking for an enthusiastic post-doc to lead immunology and virology related in vivo projects with emphasis on HIV/SIV. The post-doc will independently and collaboratively conduct experiments in viral pathogenesis and evolution, gene therapy and pre/post exposure prophylaxis studies. See representative work: Neff CP et al Science Translational Medicine 3:66ra6, 2011, Veselinovic M et al Virology 489:173, 2016, Akkina R et al AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses 32:109, 2016, Bennett M et al Viruses 12:3119, 2013
Required Job Qualifications
Applicants must have an earned PhD in immunology, molecular virology or a directly related field and show evidence of related experience in flow cytometry and qRT-PCR. Successful candidate must be legally eligible to work in the United States by time of application; the Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology department will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.
Preferred Job Qualifications
Prior experience in HIV research is particularly desirable.
Candidates with experience in immunology and/or molecular virology are preferred
Additional experience with small animal handling is desired but not essential.
Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Job Duty Category
Research involving HIV in vitro and in vivo in humanized mouse model.Conduct experiments in pathogenesis, gene therapy and pre/post exposure prophylaxis studies. See representative work: Berges BK et al, Virology 397:100-103, 2010, Neff CP et al Science Translational Medicine 3:66ra6, 2011, Veselinovic M et al Virology 489:173, 2016, Akkina R et al AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses 32:109, 2016, Bennett M et al Viruses 12:3119, 2013
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Job Duty Category
Grant and Manuscript writing
Writing manuscripts on research results and assisting with grant reports.
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Special Instructions to Applicants
Please submit a letter of intent outlining your specific area(s) of expertise, curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of three references.
Successful candidate must be legally eligible to work in the United States by time of application; the Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology department will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.
References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.
Conditions of Employment
Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires), Use, Handling, or Exposure to hazardous materials
Leila Mulder, Leila.Mulder@colostate.edu
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