Postdoc in virology, molecular biology, immunology, biochemistry USA

One position (Postdoctoral positions are available immediately to study interactions between RNA viruses and the mammalian host) involves basic and translational work on innate immunity to positive-strand RNAviruses. A novel transgenic mouse model we recently developed will be used along with cell culture systems to investigate mechanisms of viral nucleic acid sensing by pattern-recognition receptors such as MDA5, in translational efforts to achieve broad-spectrum protection against microbial pathogens, and to decipher roles of the innate immune system in autoimmunity.Another position involves our ongoing studies of HIV-1 interactions with host cell proteins, including dependency and restriction factors. Applications of site-specific gene targeting to HIV cure are also of interest. For each position, a strongly motivated individual with a Ph.D. in a relevant field is sought. Experience in virology, host-pathogen interactions, innate immunity, bioinformatics, or mouse modeling will be valued. Denver and Colorado’s Front Range provide spectacular year-round quality of life.

Send C.V. and key publications via email ( to Dr. Eric Poeschla, Tim Gill Endowed Research Chair and Chief of Infectious Diseases, Anschutz Medical Campus, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora CO 80045. Entitle your email “Postdoctoral Fellowship Application.”

Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at

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  • Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. in a relevant field such as virology, molecular biology, immunology, biochemistry.
    •The ability to work independently within the research lab

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