We are seeking a highly motivated, independent and dynamic postdoctoral research fellow to undertake research at the UNCHIV Cure center, specifically in a project seeking to understand HIV persistence and eradication strategies for cure of HIV. The UNCHIV Cure center is a multi-disciplinary research center with various current translational studies. Our laboratory is interested in understanding of HIV latency and persistent HIV infection-associated complications. We seek to discover new anti- HIV latency therapeutic targets that will ultimately lead to the eradication of HIV infection, including shock and kill and deep latency. Varieties of HIV latency models will be used in this study, including in vitro and ex vivo cellular models of latency, ART-suppressed rhesus macaque model of AIDS, and tissues isolated from HIV+ individuals receiving ART.
Education and Experience:
A background in epigenetic is a plus. Preference will be given to candidates with extensive experiences in tissue processing, primary cell culture, flow cytometry and molecular biology/biochemistry techniques such as coimmunoprecipitation, chromatin immunoprecipitation, qPCR/RT-qPCR, and western blot analysis. Opportunities will exist for gaining teaching experience with graduate and clinical research fellows. Candidates should also have strong laboratory and analytical skills as demonstrated by a strong track record of relevant 1st author publications in well-respected journals. Outstanding communication skills in English are essential for this position.
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