Summary Description: Joint Centers for Systems Biology to decipher the genetic and molecular circuitry at the interface of host-pathogen interactions. The position is in the newly formed laboratory of Sagi Shapira. Our focus is to understand how this circuitry controls cellular responses to infection, imparts selective pressure on viruses and affects disease progression. Using animal models of infectious disease, molecular biology, and genomic and computational methods, we seek generate mechanistic models of the dynamic interactions between host and pathogen. The efforts are aimed at developing general strategies for the study of host-pathogen dynamics. A mechanistic understanding of these relationships provides important insights into cellular machinery that control basic cell biology and have broad implications in human translational immunology and infectious disease research.
Minimum Qualifications: ? Ph.D. degree in Life Sciences/Immunology/Molecular Biology/computational biology or related fields.? Strong background in Immunology, Molecular Biology, and/or computational biology? Highly motivated and able to work independently ? Highly motivated and able to work independently ? Experience in some or all of the following techniques: tissue processing, imaging (e.g. confocal microscopy), flow cytometry, biochemical techniques (e.g. western blot, IP's, etc.), primary cell culture, animal models, molecular biology techniques (real-time gene expression, etc.) ? Excellent written and oral communication skills Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.
Preferred Qualifications: As part of his/her training, the fellow will be encouraged to apply for grants and seek additional sources of funding. The successful candidate will be joining a young and dynamic laboratory within a productive research environment.
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