Postdoctoral Fellow
Jian Zhu's Lab
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Post Date: Feb 04, 2018
Job Type: Full time
Degree Requirement: Ph.D.
Years Experience: Entry Level
Start Date: 04/01/2018
Salary: NIH Payline
Location: US - New York - Rochester
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One newly-opened postdoctoral fellow position is immediately available in the laboratory of Jian Zhu at the Department of Microbiology & Immunology of University of Rochester Medical Center. The general interests in the lab are to study the host-virus interactions, particularly for HIV and herpesviruses, by using recently developed, "state-of-the-art", multidisciplinary systematic approaches. We work at the interface of virology, immunology, cellular and molecular biology, proteomics, and functional genomics. Currently, one of the specific directions is to identify key host machineries that regulate viral latency and reactivation for HIV and herpesviruses, by combining the genome-wide RNAi and CRISPR/Cas9 screening together with various modern proteomic approaches including our recently developed PLATO (ParalleL Analysis of Translated ORFs) synthetic display method. The molecular functions of candidate genes identified from screening will be further explored using virological, biochemical, molecular and cellular approaches. Small-molecule compounds targeting these host factors are also being investigated as novel antivirals for elimination of persistent viral infections. For more details of current research interests, please visit our lab webpage:

The qualifications required for this position include: Ph.D. in Virology, Microbiology, Immunology, Genetics, Molecule Biology, Cell Biology, or a related field; independent and self-motivated to manage the project; possessing necessary experimental skills and being productive; able to work with colleagues closely as a teammate.

Contact Details
Name: University of Rochester
Division: School of Medicine and Dentistry
Department: Microbiology and Immunology
City: Rochester
State/Province: New York
Zipcode: 14642
Country: United States
Ph: 585-275-6916