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. DATE CREATED/MODIFIED/REVIEWED: 4/27/10 JB
Eligible candidates will have a Ph. D. degree in a discipline related to Molecular and Cellular Biology, e.g., Virology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Genetics etc. Research experience in virology, particularly, but not limited to, HIV or HBV, or deep sequencing and systems biology data analysis would be an advantage The successful candidate should have 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 lab works on a broad range of viruses, including HIV, HBV, HCV, and Zika. Potential projects include the use of cutting-edge methods to understand viral persistence and latency, explore chromosomal interactions, advance drug discovery and reveal drug mechanisms of action and viral resistance. Offered salary will be commensurate to NIH scale compensation rates.