Postdoctoral Fellow (612106) : Frederick, MD, United States

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Postdoctoral Fellow (612106) : Frederick, MD, United States

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
The Laboratory of Human Retrovirology (LHR) has investigated HIV pathogenesis and drug resistance as bench- to bed-side translational research.
JOB DESCRIPTION
Goals of the studies are to develop novel immune therapies and to define salvage therapy for HIV infected individuals who have failed anti-viral therapy in NIAID clinical trials. Recently, LHR identified Interleukin-27 (IL-27) as a novel anti-HIV cytokine and reported that IL-27 induces HIV resistant macrophages. We are searching for a highly motivated Postdoctoral Fellow to work on a project related with the HIV resistant macrophages, especially focusing on the regulatory mechanism of novel host restriction factor(s) in HIV infection. The candidate will handle HIV-1 and related viruses in BL2 star laboratory, and may be involved in the isolation of recombinant proteins, FPLC/HPLC, siRNA, shRNA, Luciferase assay, alpha screening technology, cloning of genes and construction of expression plasmids (using CMV, adenovirus, or lentiviral vectors), 2D DIG, FACS, cytokine biology and confocal microscopy.
Qualifications
: BASIC QUALIFICATIONS
- Doctorate degree from an accredited college/university in a biological science, immunology, molecular biology or a related field.
- Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency.
- None required beyond the educational requirement.
- Candidates must have some experience in tissue culture (primary cells), protein assays (ELISA, western blot, enzyme assays) and qRT-PCR.
- This position is subject to obtaining a Public Trust Clearance.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
- Candidate should have some experience in tissue culture (primary cells), protein assays (ELISA, western blot, enzyme assays) and qRT-PCR.
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