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The Morrison lab in the Department of Microbiology and Plant Pathology at the University of California, Riverside, is now accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar position in the area of virus-host interactions.
Research in the Morrison lab focuses on understanding the impact of virus-host interactions on viral pathogenesis and virus-mediated disease progression. Specifically, the Morrison lab studies (1) roles of lung myeloid populations in respiratory virus infections, (2) mechanisms of interferon antagonism by emerging viruses, (3) unknown aspects of interferon signaling regulation, and (4) host responses to viral pathogens. The recruit has the potential to lead ongoing projects in the Morrison lab or propose their own independent idea relevant to ongoing projects in the lab.
Eligible candidates should have, or be close to completing, a Ph.D. or equivalent in immunology, virology, or related fields. Highly motivated individuals with experience in cellular immunology, molecular virology, protein biochemistry, and/or animal experimentation will be given high priority. Additional minimum qualifications include (1) at least one peer-reviewed first-author publication in a related field, (2) willingness to perform animal experiments, (3) effective written and oral communication skills, (4) the ability to work well independently and in a collaborative environment, and (5) a passion for host-virus interaction research. Previous experience with transcriptomics, metabolomics, proteomics, and/or bioinformatics is preferred.
UC Riverside is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.
How to apply: The position could commence as early as May 1, 2021 but no later than August 30, 2021. Screening will begin March 15 and will continue until the position is filled. Salary for first-year Postdoctoral Scholars begins at $54,540; additional Postdoctoral employment information is available at https://graduate.ucr.edu/postdoctoral-studies. All UC Riverside Postdoctoral Scholars are eligible to participate in the Postdoctoral Scholar Benefit Plans, which include medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance. Interested applicants should apply directly to Dr. Juliet Morrison via email at email@example.com by submitting a single PDF containing: a curriculum vitae (CV), a cover letter indicating your research interests and how you meet the minimum qualifications, and a list of three references and their contact information. The subject of the email should be “Postdoctoral Position in Viral Immunity”.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission explicitly states the goal of providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.The University of California, Riverside is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.