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Post-doctoral Fellow - HIV replication, retroviral RNA packaging

Job Description:

Position is with:

A postdoctoral position is available in the Viral Recombination Section (VRS), HIV Dynamics and Replication Program (HIV DRP), Center for Cancer Research (CCR), National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Frederick, MD.

The VRS studies retroviral replication using human immunodeficiency viruses and other retroviruses, with a particular emphasis on the mechanisms of viral RNA biology, specific RNA packaging, virus assembly, and HIV replication.  Molecular tools and advanced imaging approaches are used to dissect various aspects of viral replication mechanisms.  A more complete description of the projects can be found at https://ccr.cancer.gov/hiv-dynamics-and-replication-program/wei-shau-hu-0.

Interested candidates must have a Ph.D. and/or an M.D. and have less than 5 years of postdoctoral experience.  Stipends range from $57,600 - $74,000, commensurate with experience.  This is a time-limited, renewable appointment.

Qualifications and Job Details:

  • Degree Required:
    • Ph.D. or equivalent
    • M.D. or equivalent
  • Location: Frederick, Maryland
  • Appointment Type: Training Position
  • Work Schedule: Full-time position
  • Citizenship: US Citizenship not required - (ie, permanent resident, visa)
  • Stipend: Commensurate with experience

REQUIRED SKILLS:

Applicants must have a strong background in molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology, and/or virology.

About the NCI Center for Cancer Research:

The Center for Cancer Research (CCR) is home to nearly 250 basic and clinical research groups located on two campuses just outside of Washington, D.C. CCR is part of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and makes up the largest component of the research effort at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Centrally supported by long-term funding and a culture of complete intellectual freedom, CCR scientists are able to pursue the most important and challenging problems in cancer research. We collaborate with academic and commercial partners and advocacy groups across the world in efforts to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer and HIV/AIDS. The CCR research portfolio covers the full spectrum of biological and biomedical research. Our work ranges from basic to translational and clinical, and our clinical trials are conducted in the NIH Clinical Center, the world’s largest hospital dedicated to clinical research that offers a robust infrastructure to support CCR’s patients on an estimated 250 open studies. The success of CCR is grounded in an exceptionally strong discovery research program that provides the foundation for the seamless translation of insights from bench to bedside. Read more about CCR, the benefits of working at CCR and hear from our staff on their CCR experiences.

Frederick is the second largest city in Maryland but retains a “small town” feel, surrounded by mountain views with a vibrant Main Street community. The city offers outstanding schools, a balanced and thriving economy and a highly educated workforce.

How to Apply:

Submit:
  • CV/Resume
  • Three References
  • Cover Letter

Additional Application Information:

To apply, send a cover letter, CV including bibliography, and contact information for three references to the following address:

Dr. Wei-Shau Hu
Viral Recombination Section
HIV Dynamics and Replication Program
National Cancer Institute
P.O. Box B, Building 535, Room 336
Frederick, MD 21702-1201
Email:
wei-shau.hu@nih.gov

Contact Name: Wei-Shau Hu, Ph.D.

Contact Email: wei-shau.hu@nih.gov

For questions contact: Wei-Shau Hu, Ph.D., wei-shau.hu@nih.gov

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