Postdoctoral research associate
Chris Brooke - UIUC
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Post Date: Apr 01, 2017
Job Type: Full time
Degree Requirement: Ph.D.
Years Experience: 1+
Salary: NIH scale
Location: US - Illinois - Urbana
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Description
The Brooke Lab (https://mcb.illinois.edu/faculty/profile/cbrooke/) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is looking to hire a postdoctoral research associate to work on a fully-funded project to study how collective interactions within influenza virus populations influence viral replication, transmission, and evolution.
Studies in our lab will include the molecular dissection of viral replication at the cellular level, using cutting-edge population sequencing and analysis approaches to examine influenza virus evolution in high resolution, and in vivo studies of viral transmission. Candidates will be part of a multidisciplinary team that includes mathematicians/theoreticians, computational biologists, physicists, and materials scientists, all working together to develop ground-breaking approaches to explore influenza virus biology and population dynamics.

These positions will be fully funded for 1-4 years, and come with full benefits. Highly motivated, creative individuals with experience in molecular virology, experimental evolution, population sequencing, and/or animal models of viral infection are encouraged to apply. Ideal candidates will be highly motivated and creative, with strong interpersonal skills and command of written and spoken English. Applicants must have published in high quality peer-reviewed journals, and must have a PhD or have successfully defended their thesis prior to starting the position. Experience with bioinformatics/programming is highly desirable but not essential.

Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. The desired start date for this positions is summer 2017, though accommodations can be made for the right candidate. Interested candidates should contact Chris Brooke (cbrooke@illinois.edu) with a cover letter and CV.

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a world class public research institution located in idyllic Urbana, Illinois. We have all of the amenities of a thriving university town, paired with a low cost of living and relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere. Urbana is a 2 hour drive from Chicago, and a 3 hour drive from St. Louis.