Postdoctoral Fellow - Akkina Lab


Colorado State Univeristy - Akkina Lab
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Post Date: May 08, 2017
Job Type: Full time
Degree Requirement: Ph.D.
Years Experience: Entry Level
Salary: $40,000 - $55,000
Location: US - Colorado - Fort Collins
Job Reference: 201700281AP
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Description
Wonderful opportunity to be a part of a lab that contributes to fighting the worlds AIDS epidemic and finding the ultimate cure at Colorado State University in beautiful Fort Collins, Colorado. The post-doc will use cutting edge immunology and virology techniques and approaches utilizing new generation humanized mouse models as part of research on HIV/AIDS pathogenesis, prevention & therapies. This represents a unique opportunity in molecular/translational virology research using humanized mouse models, lentiviral vectors, RNAi, and stem cells. This position will provide valuable experience for a future in either academia or industry.

Research Description:
We are looking for an enthusiastic post-doc to lead immunology and virology related in vivo projects with emphasis on HIV/SIV. The post-doc will independently and collaboratively conduct experiments in viral pathogenesis and evolution, gene therapy and pre/post exposure prophylaxis studies. See representative work: Neff CP et al Science Translational Medicine 3:66ra6, 2011, Veselinovic M et al Virology 489:173, 2016, Akkina R et al AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses 32:109, 2016, Bennett M et al Viruses 12:3119, 2013

Skills
Applicants must have an earned PhD in immunology, molecular virology or a directly related field and show evidence of related experience in flow cytometry and qRT-PCR. Successful candidate must be legally eligible to work in the United States by time of application; the Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology department will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.

Prior experience in HIV research is particularly desirable.
Candidates with experience in immunology and/or molecular virology are preferred
Additional experience with small animal handling is desired but not essential.

Notes
Research involving HIV in vitro and in vivo in humanized mouse model.Conduct experiments in pathogenesis, gene therapy and pre/post exposure prophylaxis studies. See representative work: Berges BK et al, Virology 397:100-103, 2010, Neff CP et al Science Translational Medicine 3:66ra6, 2011, Veselinovic M et al Virology 489:173, 2016, Akkina R et al AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses 32:109, 2016, Bennett M et al Viruses 12:3119, 2013


Please submit a letter of intent outlining your specific area(s) of expertise, curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of three references.
Successful candidate must be legally eligible to work in the United States by time of application; the Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology department will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.
References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.