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University of Rochester Research Asst Professor - 205876 in Rochester, New York

Research Asst Professor Job ID 205876


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A Research Track position in influenza virology and immunology is immediately available in the laboratory of Dr. David Topham in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Center for Vaccine Biology and Immunology, at University of Rochester, New York.

Our laboratory is a member of the New York Influenza Center of Excellence, which is part of the NIAID Centers of Excellence in Influenza Research and Surveillance network. We have a project that collects circulating seasonal viruses from acutely infected subjects and analyzes antigenic, functional and seasonal variation in the viruses, as well as characterize the immune response at time of illness presentation and in convalescence. The research track fellow will work with a collaborative and international group of virologist and immunologist.

Ideal candidates should have training and experience in influenza/RNA virus molecular biology and virology with the ability to analyze sequence data and identify mutations, use reverse genetics to clone and generate recombinant viruses, and to perform assays that measure differences in the functionality of the virus variant genes. In addition, experience performing serological assays on influenza viruses would be highly desirable. The qualified candidate will have a well-developed ability to analyze and present data, and to prepare manuscripts for submission to peer review journals.

The position requires a PhD in a relevant field, with 3 or more years of postdoctoral training. The position is a Research Track Faculty position with the potential to switch to a Tenure-track Faculty Position based on research success, productivity, and experience. We encourage intellectual development through mentoring, and would support the preparation and submission of independent grant proposals. The position is available for 12 months initially with the possibility of renewal for one or more years, depending on the performance.

Interested applicants must apply online and send your CV, a statement of research interest and contact information of three references to David Topham indicating Research Assistant Professor position in the subject line of the email.

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