- Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
- Location: New York City, NY
- Job Number: 7134611
- Posting Date: Mar 16, 2023
- Salary / Pay Rate: NIH postdoctoral salary range
- Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
The Volsky lab in the Department of Medicine/Infectious Diseases at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, seeks a Virologist/HIV Specialist to study the interactions between HIV and drugs of abuse in promoting HIV neuropathogenesis and virus- and drug-related behaviors. The studies will be conducted in mice using a model of HIV neurocognitive disease by EcoHIV infection and include participation in the NIDA/NIH National Scorch consortium and related projects. The research will focus in part on the role of microglia in HIV neuropathogenesis/drug abuse and include isolation of live microglia from mouse brain for virological, gene expression, and potentially epigenetic characterization. Projects will involve exposure to state-of-the-art approaches such as the addictive substance self-administration in mice, sn/sc RNaseq, epigenetics, as well as mouse behavioral tests and molecular biology/virology techniques including HIV (EcoHIV) genome reconstruction to identify viral functions required for neuropathogenesis in vivo.
Educational requirements: A PhD, MD, or MD/PhD degree in HIV/Virology, molecular biology, or a similar field.
Additional preferred skills/experience:
-Experience in viral neuropathogenesis
-Interest in substance use disorder (SUD) research
-2-3 years of experience working with rodents, including brain dissection and analysis
-Track record of independence in research projects
-Track record in working within a team and in multi-team environments
-Good communication and interpersonal skills
-Experience with NGS data generation/analysis is a plus.
This is a 3-year position with the possibility of extension or promotion.
Applicants who meet the requirements listed above are invited to send their curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of three references to:
David J. Volsky, Ph.D.
Department of Medicine/Infectious Diseases
Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai
Annenberg Building 21-42
1 Gustave L. Levy Place
New York, NY 10029
212-241-1015 (office coordinator Ilene)