Boston University POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE, School of Medicine, NEIDL in Boston, Massachusetts

Job Description

Our laboratory at Boston University School of Medicine and the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL) is seeking a postdoctoral fellow. We study how viruses interact with their cellular host using high throughput pharmacological and molecular biology, cell biology, transcriptomic, and basic virology approaches. We also are interested in advancing new infectious disease diagnostics. More information on the work of the laboratory can be found at: www.connorlab.com

We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral candidate to assist with ongoing projects focused on developing viral diagnostics.

The candidate will work closely with other postdoctoral fellows, and with graduate students and technicians to perform varied biochemical, cell biological, and virological experiments. The techniques used will include cell culture, microscopy, virus growth assays and the testing of new and existing diagnostic platforms. The primary purpose of this position is to map and define the role of growth adaptive mutations within the Ebola virus glycoprotein. The research scientist hired into this position will define how spontaneous mutations within the glycoprotein alter the ability of the virus to infect cells in culture and understanding how they speed the entry process.

Required Skills

We seek an enthusiastic and organized candidate with a PhD. A strong interest in basic research is essential as is experience with cell culture. Basic virology skills and molecular biology experience are strongly desired. Excellent communication and analytical abilities are highly valued.

EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

Ph.D. (completed) in a relevant (virology, biochemistry, molecular biology) field. Existing or pending publication in peer reviewed journals is expected.

Please send resume/CV to Dr. John Connor at jhconnor@bu.edu.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Tracking Code: 2104

Job Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Position Type: Full-Time/Regular

Salary: Competitive