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Post Doctoral Associate
Job Number: 2021-38497
Category: Post Doc
Location: Worcester, MA
Shift: Day
Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt
Business Unit: UMass Med School
Department: School - Molecular Medicine - W400900
Job Type: Full-Time
Salary Grade: 86
Union Code: Non Union Position-W63-Residents/Post Docs
Num. Openings: 2
Post Date: Oct. 9, 2021

Postdoctoral Associate, Lab of Viral Replication, Pathogenesis, and Immunity, UMass Medical School

Candidates are invited to apply for a post-doctoral position to study pathogenic viruses, including SARS-CoV-2, Ebola virus, and HIV-1. Research topics include basic mechanisms of virus replication, interaction between the virus and host factors, virus evolution, innate immune detection, gene function and chromatin profiling in primary human immune cells. Please see recent publications at: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=luban+j&sort=date

Qualifications: Education, experience and skills required for consideration:

  • Ph.D. in biochemistry, molecular biology, immunology, virology, or bioinformatics, or M.D. with equivalent experience
  • Evidence of creativity and excitement about applying skills towards solving biological problems
  • Highly collegial, works well as a team member, and embraces diversity as an essential strength of research
  • Excellent analytical skills and independent judgement
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Meticulous record keeping, proficiency with databases, and computational skills

To Apply:

Applicants should submit the following materials by email to Dr. Jeremy Luban at jeremy.luban@umassmed.edu: a letter describing current research activities and your interest in this position, a CV (including a complete list of publications), and contact information for three references, one of which should be your Ph.D. advisor. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply. Diversity is a core value of our campus, the only public medical school in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

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