Graduate Research Assistantship in antiviral RNA silencing
Louisiana State University
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Post Date: Jun 15, 2017
Job Type: Full time
Degree Requirement: Bachelors
Years Experience: Entry Level
Location: US - Louisiana - Baton Rouge
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Our lab at the Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University, is seeking a highly motivated and creative individual with strong interest in pursuing a Ph.D. degree in virus-host interaction mediated by RNA silencing. We are interested in better understanding how invading viruses are detected and destroyed by RNAi mediated antiviral mechanisms in nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. This is an NIH funded research project. We will use a combination of genetic, biochemical and bioinformatics strategies to address our questions.

•        Bachelor or Master of Science degree in microbiology, immunology, genetics, biochemistry, bioinformatics, or other closely related discipline.
•        Wet-lab experience in basic molecular biology techniques
•        Strong commitment to learning and developing scientific skills.
•        Excellent verbal and written communication, capable of working independently.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience with nematodes and viruses.
Experience in next generation sequencing data analysis

Interested candidates please submit your CV, cover letter and three names of reference to
Dr. Rui Lu (

The cover letter should explain why you want to pursue PhD degree and you think your career goals fit this position.
Your CV should contain details about your work and research experience in the past, your publications (if any) and breakdowns of your TOEFL and GRE scores

Review of applicants will continue until the position is filled.
The successful candidate will be required to submit a formal graduate school application to the admission committee of our department.

Contact Details
Name: Dr. Rui Lu
Department: The Department of Biological Sciences
Address: 202 Life Science Building
State/Province: Louisiana
Zipcode: 70803
Country: United States
Ph: 2255787962
FAX: 2255787962