Postdoctoral Scientist


Felicia Goodrum
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Post Date: Mar 14, 2017
Job Type: Full time
Degree Requirement: Ph.D.
Years Experience: 3+
Start Date: rolling
Salary: NIH std
Location: US - Arizona - Tucson
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Description
Highly motivated candidates are sought for the full-time position of Postdoctoral Research Associate I in the Laboratory of Dr. Felicia Goodrum studying complex virus-host interactions important to human cytomegalovirus persistence. The successful postdoctoral candidate will work in a group and interact closely with collaborators in a highly diversified interdisciplinary setting. The Goodrum Lab is seeking a skilled molecular biologist/biochemist/virologist with interests and experience in one or more of the fields of virology, molecular biology, cell signaling, and protein biochemistry. The current focus of our research program is to elucidate the molecular virus-host interactions that contribute to persistence and the context-dependent outcomes of infection using human cytomegalovirus (CMV) as a model. CMV is one of eight human herpesviruses that persists in 60-99% of the human population through a latent infection that is asymptomatic in most individuals. The laboratory’s approach to understanding the molecular mechanisms of viral persistence combines sophisticated primary hematopoietic, fibroblast and endothelial cell models, molecular virology and recombinogenic engineering to identify viral genes and host targets that contribute to viral persistence. Latent viral coexistence is one of the least understood phenomena in virology, but one critically important to understanding the impact of latent viruses on our biology and viral pathogenesis.
BIO5 and the Department of Immunobiology transcend traditional research models by promoting intensive interdisciplinary collaboration with individuals from many departments and colleges within the University of Arizona. BIO5 and the Department of Immunobiology are dedicated to stimulating leading-edge interdisciplinary research in order to translate research into real-world applications in the fields of medicine and agriculture. BIO5 and the Department of Immunobiology are committed to training the next generation of scientists as well as increasing scientific knowledge throughout society.

The University of Arizona is among the top 15 public research and education universities boasting excellent departments and centers that foster a remarkably open, collegial, and interactive academic environment. The University is located in Tucson, a city with a vibrant multicultural population of approximately 950,000 and abundant diverse cultural, metropolitan, and outdoor opportunities. Tucson is surrounded by majestic desert and mountains rising to more than 9,000 feet.

Applications will be accepted on a continuing basis throughout 2017.

Please send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names/contact of three references to Dr. Felicia Goodrum (fgoodrum@email.arizona.edu).

Notes
Minimum Qualifications:
• PhD or MD in molecular or cellular biology, genetics, immunology, biotechnology, biomedical engineering, or related field
•    Published history of impactful work
•    Demonstrated ability to define, investigate and solve complex problems in biomedical research using established techniques and approaches, and to devise and extend new technologies to obtain answers to complex and difficult scientific questions.
•   Molecular biology experience preferred: DNA, RNA, protein, cell and tissue isolation and purification’s, cell culture, microarray, western and northern blotting, quantitative PCR and RT-PCR, and fluorescent microscopy
•    Excellent organizational/record-keeping skills
•    Excellent interpersonal skills
•    Self-motivated and enthusiastic for science



Contact Details
Name: Felicia Goodrum
Department: Immunobiology
Address: 4610 N Camino Real
City: Tucson
State/Province: Arizona
Zipcode: 85721
Country: United States
Ph: 5208188887
FAX: 5208188887
Email: fgoodrum@email.arizona.edu