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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Microbiology and Immunology - Post Doctoral Fellow in Atlanta, Georgia


JOB DESCRIPTION: Helps design and conduct research within a specified field while receiving advanced training from a designated Principal Investigator to enhance professional skills and research independence needed for pursuit of a career. The specific area of research in which the trainee is mentored is determined by the department and laboratory of the Postdoc. Designs and evaluates experiments. Develops new ideas that promote current research. Prepares and publishes scientific manuscripts under the direction of the Principal Investigator. May be responsible for operation of specific equipment. May teach techniques to others, train, and supervise research staff. Positions are temporary appointments as a research trainee. The initial appointment is for one year, renewal expected if progress is satisfactory and funds are available. Appointments cannot exceed five years.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A doctoral degree or equivalent (Ph.D., M.D., ScD., D.V.M., DDS etc) in an appropriate field. Excellent scientific writing ability and strong oral communication skills. The ability to work effectively and collegially with colleagues. Additional qualifications as specified by the Principal Investigator. DATE CREATED/MODIFIED/REVIEWED: 4/27/10 JB

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A joint post-doctoral position is available in the laboratories of Drs. Anice Lowen and Graeme Conn at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Lowen is in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, and Dr. Conn is in the Department of Biochemistry.

The successful candidate will work on a funded project aimed at elucidating the mechanisms of OAS1 activation by dsRNA and the implications of OAS sensing of dsRNA for influenza A virus replication and evasion. This collaborative project offers an excellent opportunity for training in both biochemical and virological techniques.

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Successful candidates will be highly self-motivated, have a strong work ethic, and have excellent organization and communication skills. A PhD degree in the biological sciences and expertise in virology, biochemistry, or a related field is required.

Salary is commensurate with experience and at NIH postdoctoral stipend levels.The review process will start immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please submit a cover letter, CV, and contact information of two to three professional references.

Emory University is located in Atlanta, GA, a vibrant city of approximately 5 million people that hosts a strong biomedical research community at multiple universities and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The city has a relatively low cost of living, is culturally diverse, is well connected nationally and globally, and offers a multitude of recreational opportunities within the city and in the nearbyAppalachianMountains. The website of the Emory Universityprovides more information on the University, the city and resources for post-doctoral fellows.

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Job Number 35940

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division School Of Medicine

Department SOM: Micro/Immun: Admin

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Potential exposure to hazardous chemicals., Working with animals., Working with human blood, body fluids, tissues, or other potentially infectious materials.

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