Designs and conducts research within a specified field under supervision from a designated Principal Investigator, with a goal of enhancing professional skills and research independence needed for pursuit of a career as an independent investigator. Designs, performs, and evaluates experiments. Oversees other personnel. Develops new ideas that promote current research. Prepares and publishes scientific manuscripts with the assistance of the Principal Investigator. May be responsible for operation of specific equipment. Teaches techniques to others, trains, and supervises research staff. Will be expected to write and submit applications for independent or collaborative funding. Will also be expected to contribute advice and expertise to grant applications and manuscripts submitted by other members of the lab. The initial appointment is for one year, renewal expected if progress is satisfactory and funds are available.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A doctoral degree or equivalent (Ph.D., M.D., ScD., D.V.M., DDS etc) in an appropriate field and five or more years of postdoctoral experience. Excellent scientific writing ability and strong oral communication skills. Strong publication record. The ability to work effectively and collegially with colleagues.
Eligible candidates will have a Ph. D. degree in a discipline related to Virology, Microbiology, or Molecular Biology. Additional expertise in Immunology is a plus. The position requires strong research experience in viruses such as HIV, HBV or other viruses. The successful candidate will have significant experience in designing projects, troubleshooting problems in experimental techniques, and in training junior lab members. Strong written and oral communication and critical thinking skills are required. Duties include generation of original data, timely preparation of manuscripts, training lab personnel, and involvement in preparation of grant applications. The ability to coordinate work on multiple projects would be a major advantage, as would the ability to liaise with collaborators at Yerkes National Primate Research Center. Potential projects include studies on the discovery of potential therapeutics and their mechanism of action and resistance, potential role of host factors in supporting and controlling infection of cells by diverse viruses including HIV, HBV, HCV, and Zika.