Postdoctoral Scientist - Mohan Lab
- Texas Biomedical Research Institute
- Location: San Antonio, TX
- Job Number: 7063476 (Ref #: Req. 50)
- Posting Date: Feb 12, 2020
- Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
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Job Summary – Req 50
POSTDOCTORAL SCIENTIST – MOHAN LAB
A Post-doctoral position is available for highly motivated candidates with a background in microbiology/virology/immunology/biochemistry to join the Mohan laboratory at the SNPRC (Texas Biomedical Research Institute), San Antonio, Texas. We are a Molecular pathology/Immunology laboratory that utilizes non-human primate models (Rhesus macaques) to study Human immunodeficiency/Similan immunodeficiency virus (HIV/SIV) pathogenesis. Currently NIH funded (R01) projects involve investigating a). molecular and epigenetic/non-coding RNA mechanisms underlying B-cell dysfunction in HIV/SIV infection. b). understanding molecular mechanisms associated with the anti-inflammatory actions of cannabinoids in the context of HIV/SIV infection.
Requirements for this position are: Applicants should hold a PhD/MD/DVM degree and have strong laboratory and analytical skills and oral and written communication skills. Significant experience in one or more of the following areas is required: cell culture, basic molecular biology techniques (DNA/RNA isolation, RT-qPCR, cloning etc.), luciferase reporter assays and immunoprecipitation /western blotting. Expertise in performing multi-color flow cytometry including data analysis is required. The position offers competitive salary based on NIH guidelines and great potential for career advancement.
Applicants interested in this position should include the following in their application packet: 1) brief summary of past, current and future research interests, accomplishments and career goals, 2) curriculum vitae including bibliography, 3) names and contact information of three references and expected availability dates.
This is a full time salaried (exempt) position. Texas Biomed business hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Texas Biomed is committed to a drug-free workplace. Pre-employment drug screen is required.
Benefits include health, dental, vision, life, AD&D, and long-term disability insurances. Educational assistance program, paid holidays, vacation, sick/emergency leave, retirement plan.
Apply online at https://txbiomed.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home?c=txbiomed. A completed application packet is a requirement for all positions. Equal Employment Opportunity/M/F/Disability/Protected Veteran Status
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