Post Doctoral Research Fellow


Andrew D. Yurochko
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Post Date: Sep 25, 2017
Job Type: Full time
Degree Requirement: Doctoral Level
Years Experience: Entry Level
Start Date: 10/1/2017
Salary: NIH Scale
Location: US - Louisiana - Shreveport
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Description
A multi year post-doctoral position is available for exciting new work on the role human monocytes play in the dissemination of human cytomegalovirus. This NIH-funded project is centered on a mix of molecular and cellular biology, immunology and virology. The applicant will be provided generous opportunities to develop grant writing, manuscript writing and oral presentation skills. Furthermore, as part of the training, the trainee will be provided opportunities to attend national and international meetings. The proposed work will expand on several recent exciting publications (Nogalski et al. 2013. The HCMV gH/gL/UL128-131 complex triggers the specific cellular activation required for efficient viral internalization into target monocytes. PLoS Pathogen. 9:e1003463; Collins-McMillen et al. 2016. The role of cellular Bcl-2 in the long-term survival of HCMV-infected monocytes/macrophages. J. Virol. 90:2356-2371; and, Kim et al. 2016. Viral binding induced signaling drives a unique and extended intracellular trafficking pattern during infection of primary monocytes. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. Collins-McMillen et al. 2017. HCMV utilizes a non-traditional STAT1 activation cascade via signaling through EGFR and integrins to efficiently promote the motility, differentiation, and polarization of infected monocytes J. Virol. In Press).

Please contact Dr. Andrew D. Yurochko if you are interested in the position (ayuroc@lsuhsc.edu).

Skills
A general background in molecular and cellular biology, immunology and/or virology is suggested.

Notes
An NIH pay scale is used and salary will be appropriate to experience. Vacation and sick leave is include as per university policy. As discussed in the description the fellow will be provided generous opportunities to develop grant writing, manuscript writing and oral presentation skills. In addition, the trainee will be provided opportunities to attend national and international meetings.


Contact Details
Name: LSU Health Sciences Center
Division: Medicine
Department: Microbiology and Immunology
Address: 1501 Kings Highway
City: Shreveport,
State/Province: Louisiana
Zipcode: 71130-3932
Country: United States