Research Associate-Fixed Term
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Job no: 653342
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College:
College Of Osteopathic Medicine
Microbiology And Molecular Genetics Com 10034586
Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Fixed Term Academic Staff, Research/Scientific, Non-Union
The Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics seeks a Research Associate to work in the laboratory of Dr. Yong-Hui Zheng. This position will research host restrictions of HIV-1 replication and the mechanism of HIV-1 Env biogenesis. Dr. Zheng and his lab have uncovered the anti-HIV-1 activities of human APOBEC3F, APOBEC3DE, APOBEC3H, and MOV10. Recently, the lab has illustrated the degradation of HIV-1 Env proteins through the ER-associated degradation (ERAD) pathway triggered by ERManI. The lab currently has projects to study the novel functions of the HIV-1 accessory proteins Nef and Vpr in counteracting host restrictions, as well as translational research projects of developing novel anti-HIV compounds.
The position requires a strong background in virology with cell biology and molecular biology expertise including:
• Cell culture
• Molecular cloning
• Protein-protein interactions
• Mass spectrometry
• Flow cytometry
• Fluorescence microscopy
Candidates should have a Ph.D., M.D., D.V.M. or equivalent advanced degree in a relevant biological field, and a demonstrated track record of productive research with first author publications.
This is a full-time, 12-month fixed-term position with reappointment contingent on satisfactory performance and available funding.
Doctorate -Virology, cell biology, molecular biology
Candidates must have a Ph.D., M.D., D.V.M., or equivalent advanced degree.
The successful candidate should have a demonstrated track record of productive research with first author publications.
Required Application Materials
Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the contact information for three professional references.
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Summary of Health Risks
Exposure to human blood, serum, tissue and other body fluids; and materials covered under Universal Precautions.
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