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Postdoctoral Position in Retrovirology
Penn State College of Medicine
The Departments of Medicine and Microbiology & Immunology seek an exceptional candidate to pursue postdoctoral studies in the area of retrovirology.
This NIH-funded project focuses on understanding the molecular and biophysical underpinnings of retrovirus genomic RNA packaging and virus particle assembly.
The successful candidate will demonstrate scientific curiosity and creativity, a strong work ethic, and show strong potential for independent investigation.
Applicants should possess a recent Ph.D. or M.D. / Ph.D. in biology, virology, molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, or related fields.
The ideal candidate will have strong laboratory experience in areas including virology, advanced imaging approaches, intracellular trafficking, cell and molecular biology, and data analytics analysis.
Successful candidates will have a strong track record of publication and will be expected to develop an innovative research project, perform high quality experiments with data analysis, contribute to the writing of manuscripts and grant applications, and demonstrate proficiency in English speaking and writing.
The candidate will be joining a strong team led by Dr. Leslie Parent, Professor of Medicine and Microbiology & Immunology and Vice Dean for Research and Graduate Studies.
The Penn State College of Medicine, located in Hershey, PA provide an exceptional training environment for young scientists, including an active postdoctoral society.
Salary will be based on the NIH postdoctoral stipend scale. Interested applicants should upload the following materials, preferably as a single PDF file (provide website for applications)
Cover letter describing current and future research interests and anticipated start date Curriculum vitae Brief summary (2 pages) of previous research experience Names and contact information for 3 references familiar with your previous research experience
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