The Center of Neurovirology and Vaccine Development of Ophthalmology Research Laboratories within CSMC, departments of Surgery and Biological Sciences, is offering postdoctoral opportunities for highly motivated individuals. The candidates should have strong molecular virology background and familiar with techniques such as multi-color flow cytometry, cell isolation, tissue culture, ELISA, RT-PCR and animal handling and breeding. The successful candidate will participate in studies to define immune-regulatory pathways that control the innate and adaptive immune responses involved in HSV-1 latency-reactivation. Also, we expect applicants to have at least one or two first author virology-immunology related published articles. The lab is equipped with state-of-the-art research facilities and equipment. Must be eligible to work in the U.S. Interested individuals should submit their resume and 3 references.
Working independently but in close cooperation and in consultation with the Principal Investigators and will perform routine and complex laboratory procedures throughout training period. May develop, adapt, and implement new research techniques and protocols. Analyzes and interprets data and participates in writing manuscripts and presentations as author or co-author. The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills and a high level of comfort working closely with cell and molecular biologists, molecular pathologists, biochemists, experts in animal models of disease, and molecular endocrinologists, including PhD scientists, students, research technicians and clinicians.
The postdoctoral scientist position is in the area of viral immunology and vaccine development. The postdoctoral scientist's main objective will be to plan, complete, and publish original translational/basic science research under the guidance of the Principal Investigator, thus developing skills necessary to succeed as an independent researcher and learn how to effectively participate in a research team. Postdoctoral scientist will be expected to assist in team grant writing and seek individual fellowships as opportunities present.
Requires a PhD in molecular biology or similar area. Must deal diplomatically and professionally with administration, faculty and staff; who can work closely with the PI and other postdoctoral fellows in the laboratory. Candidate must have good social skills and work well within the entire research team. Incumbent should possess and continue to attain professional knowledge of principles, theories, and methods of applicable sciences sufficient to develop their own as well as the PI's research agenda
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