JOB DESCRIPTION: Helps design and conduct research within a specified field while receiving advanced training from a designated Principal Investigator to enhance professional skills and research independence needed for pursuit of a career. The specific area of research in which the trainee is mentored is determined by the department and laboratory of the Postdoc. Designs and evaluates experiments. Develops new ideas that promote current research. Prepares and publishes scientific manuscripts under the direction of the Principal Investigator. May be responsible for operation of specific equipment. May teach techniques to others, train, and supervise research staff. Positions are temporary appointments as a research trainee. The initial appointment is for one year, renewal expected if progress is satisfactory and funds are available. Appointments cannot exceed five years.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A doctoral degree or equivalent (Ph.D., M.D., ScD., D.V.M., DDS etc) in an appropriate field. Excellent scientific writing ability and strong oral communication skills. The ability to work effectively and collegially with colleagues. Additional qualifications as specified by the Principal Investigator.
The laboratory of Dr. Ioanna Skountzou and Dr. Richard W. Compans in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology seeks a postdoctoral candidate to lead a project on the development of a universal influenza vaccine using virus-like particles funded through Emory-UGA CEIRS. Experience in Virus-Like Particles is preferred. The candidate will work closely with the PI and collaborators on study design, data interpretation, manuscript writing and present research at regional and national conferences.-
Preferred Qualifications (optional): Influenza virus propagation, purification and titration. Mammalian and insect cell cultures. Molecular cloning and protein expression (including PCR, Real-Time PCR, SDS-PAGE, Western blotting, transfection, Bac-to-Bac insect cell expression system, and soluble expression based on E.coli system and mammalian cell expression system). Immunological assays (ELISA, HAI, neutralization assays, FACS, ELISPOT, pull-down assay, confocal microscopy, CTL immune response test. Rodent experience is required (immunization, tissue sampling, infection).-74661BR