Postdoctoral Position in Molecular Virology: Mechanisms of Virus Exit
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
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Post Date: Oct 19, 2017
Job Type: Full time
Degree Requirement: Ph.D.
Years Experience: Entry Level
Start Date: available immediately
Salary: commensurate with experience
Location: US - New York - New York City
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An NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Margaret Kielian, Professor of Cell Biology and Samuel H. Golding Chair in Microbiology.

We use enveloped alphaviruses and flaviviruses as highly developed and medically important systems to study virus-membrane fusion and virus assembly and budding at the molecular level. The project builds on our recent work on the cell biology of alphavirus budding (PLoS Pathogens, 2016, DOI:10.1371/journal.ppat.1006061; J. Virol. 2014, DOI:10.1128/JVI.00592-14 ). We now seek to define the novel viral and cellular mechanisms that generate intercellular extensions and mediate cell-to-cell alphavirus transmission. These studies will use a multidisciplinary approach and take advantage of the collaborative and interactive atmosphere of our lab. Further information and links to publications are on the lab and faculty websites:

Highly motivated candidates with a strong background in cell biology, virology, protein biochemistry, and/or molecular biology are encouraged to apply. Candidates should have strong research skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a team. To apply, please email a CV with a list of your publications, a statement describing how your research background will enable you to contribute to our research program, a brief description of research experience and career goals, and the names and contact information for 3 references.

Our laboratory is in the Cell Biology Department at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City ( ). The college has an outstanding academic environment with vigorous NIH Centers of excellence and extensive core research facilities. The college is located in a pleasant residential Bronx community with easy access to the outstanding cultural and recreational opportunities of New York City and the surrounding area. Subsidized postdoctoral housing is available through the college.

The Albert Einstein College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.