The Lee Lab at Brown University (RI, USA) of The Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at Brown University seeks to recruit outstanding applicants for a postdoctoral associate position. Our research focuses on understanding the mechanism of controlling host-virus interactions in cells and animals, such as how the host controls viral infection and how viruses counteract to the host immune system. The goal is to identify novel cellular genes/molecules to cure and to prevent infectious diseases caused by viruses.
Brown University is an Ivy League university and an internationally recognized biomedical research institute. The Lee lab is in the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at Brown University. We utilize mouse models with a variety of knock-out and knock-in mouse lines to investigate viral pathogenesis, and also employ unbiased screening using CRISPR knock-out (CRISPRko) and CRISPR activation (CRISPRa) techniques to discover novel anti-viral or pro-viral cellular genes. The institute has an excellent support system for mouse work (e.g., animal facilities, stem cell core, and transgenics cores) and for molecular cell biology (e.g., flow cytometry core, Next-Gen-Sequencing core, and Imaging core).
Potential projects in the Lee Lab will build on exciting recent findings including
Norovirus: Pathogenesis and cell tropism of murine norovirus in a mouse model
SARS-CoV-2: Entry regulation and immune evasion of SARS-CoV-2
Study of innate & adaptive immune controls of viral infection and immune evasion by viruses
Discovery of novel cellular genes and pathways modulating virus infection
Highly motivated applicants with good organizational and analytical skills are encouraged to apply. Applicants who are ABD (nearing their doctoral defense), or who have recently completed a Ph.D. or M.D. will be considered. Applicants must have completed all requirements for a doctoral degree before the start of the position. Preferred qualifications include experience and skills in immunology, molecular cellular biology, and/or bioinformatics. Experience and comfort with animal models for immunology and infectious diseases are likewise preferable but not essential. We are particularly seeking a postdoc who will share our passion and commitment to this work.
Applicants should submit a CV, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, up to three representative publications, and names of three references.
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