Postdoctoral fellow
Sebla Kutluay
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Post Date: Nov 07, 2017
Job Type: Full time
Degree Requirement: Ph.D.
Years Experience: 1+
Location: US - Missouri - Saint Louis
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Our lab has a long-standing interest in how HIV-1 replication is regulated by several host and viral RNA-binding proteins. To study these processes, we employ cutting-edge next-generation sequencing-based methodologies in addition to tools of conventional molecular biology, biochemistry and molecular virology. For example, our lab was recently involved in the discovery of an unexpected role for the HIV-1 Integrase protein in particle maturation, which involves its binding to the viral RNA genome (Kessl et al., Cell, 2016). Some of our ongoing studies extend from this work and aim to determine the molecular basis of integrase-RNA interactions and how well these processes are conserved amongst other retroviruses. The postdoctoral candidate will be expected to be involved in some of these studies as well as other ongoing projects that aim to understand how cellular RNA-binding proteins sense and respond to HIV-1 replication.

The ideal applicants will have a PhD or MD/PhD in biological sciences or related fields with less than 2 years of postdoctoral experience. Experience in molecular virology, molecular biology and biochemistry is required. Candidates with familiarity in programming skills are highly desired. In addition, applicant must have excellent spoken and written communication skills.

Applicants should email a single PDF file consisting of a cover letter, CV and one key first author publication that is relevant to this job application. Candidates should also arrange three letters of reference to be sent to Dr. Sebla Kutluay at

Contact Details
Name: Washington University School o
Department: Molecular Microbiology
Address: 4940 Parkview Place
City: Saint Louis
State/Province: Missouri
Zipcode: 63110
Country: United States
Ph: 3147478908
FAX: 3147478908