The Wan lab at the Bond Life Sciences Center is seeking a Postdoc Research Associate in the area of Virology at the Influenza Systems Biology Laboratory, which is affiliated across Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, School of Medicine, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, College of Engineering, Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, and MU Institute for Data Science and Informatics at University of Missouri (MU).
The lab is physically located at MU Bond Life Sciences Center for emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, especially influenza viruses, by developing and applying integrated, multi-scale, and evidence-based approaches that combining laboratory, clinical and computational methods. The lab has accesses to the regional BSL3 and ABSL-3 biocontainment laboratory at the Laboratory of Infectious Diseases Laboratory.
Function: Perform Influenza Virology and Systems Biology Research
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: The responsibilities of the position include are 1) to develop and apply novel methods for influenza vaccine strain selection, 2) to develop novel vaccines and antiviral therapy for influenza and emerging pathogens (e.g. SARS-CoV-2), 3) to study the impacts of repeated vaccination on vaccine effectiveness, and/or 4) to study molecular mechanisms of virus transmission, pathogenesis, and immunological responses for influenza viruses and emerging pathogens (e.g., SARS-CoV-2). S/he will be responsible for recording all methods, results, and other relevant information in an organized manner as instructed by the Principal Investigator. S/he will be expected to perform experiments, data analysis and manuscript preparation. The successful candidate should be highly motivated and integrate well be within a diverse team.
This position requires a Ph.D. degree in Virology, Molecular Biology, or related degree. Previous experience in influenza virus or Virology is a plus.
Application, Curriculum Vitae, List of References
This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits
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