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Emory University Postdoctoral Fellow - HIV/SIV persistence and cure 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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Postdoctoral Fellow - HIV/SIV persistence and cure

Atlanta, GA

Follows NIH postdoc salary scale

Emory University School of Medicine / Yerkes National Primate Research Center

The Chahroudi laboratory in the Department of Pediatrics at the Emory University School of Medicine is seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Research Fellow to lead an NIH-funded project investigating simian/human immunodeficiency virus persistence in rhesus macaques. The goal of this work is to monitor viral kinetics of chimeric S(H)IV and evaluate novel molecular interventions for reservoir clearance and cure in the nonhuman primate model.

Interested candidates must have a Ph.D. and/or an M.D. and have less than three years of postdoctoral experience. Applications should have a strong background in the immunology or virology of HIV/SIV infection. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required as is the ability to work as part of a team and with collaborators. Experience working with nonhuman primates is preferred. Salary will be commensurate with experience and will follow the NIH guidelines.

Please apply via this link, and in addition to applying via the link please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to:

Dr. Ann Chahroudi

Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics

Emory University School of Medicine

HSRB, E472

1760 Haygood Dr

Atlanta, GA 30322

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Job Number 23817

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division School Of Medicine

Department SOM: Peds: Infectious Disease

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Working with human blood, body fluids, tissues, or other potentially infectious materials., Working with nonhuman primates (nhp), nhp tissue, body fluids or equipment contaminated by nhp.

Required Documents Cover letter, List of References

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