Postdoctoral Fellow - HIV replication, antiviral strategies

Staff Name: 
Vinay K. Pathak, Ph.D.
Retroviral Replication Laboratory
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HIV replication, antiviral strategies and therapeutics

Position Description: 

A postdoctoral position is available in the Viral Mutation Section (VMS), HIV Dynamics and Replication Program (HIV DRP), to perform basic research on HIV replication and develop novel antiviral strategies and therapeutics. Our overall goal is to understand how retroviruses replicate in the presence of potent host defense mechanisms and use this knowledge to develop novel strategies to control HIV-1 replication and development of AIDS. Further details and a list of relevant publications can be found at

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Interested candidates must have a Ph.D. and/or an M.D. and have less than 3 years of postdoctoral experience.  Applicants must have a strong background in molecular virology and/or molecular biology and biochemistry.

Additional Information: 

This position is located at CCR’s campus in Frederick, Maryland.  Frederick is the second largest city in Maryland but retains a “small town” feel, surrounded by mountain views, wineries, orchards, and a vibrant Main Street community.  It is less than an hour’s drive from the NIH main campus as well as the Appalachian Trail, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and Gettysburg. The city offers many outstanding schools, a balanced and thriving economy, and a highly educated workforce.

How To Apply: 

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

Dr. Vinay K. Pathak
Viral Mutation Section
HIV Dynamics and Replication Program
National Cancer Institute
P.O. Box B
Building 535, Room 334
Frederick, MD 21702-1201


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