The Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics seeks a Research Associate to work in the laboratory of Dr. Yong-Hui Zheng. This position will research host restrictions of HIV-1 replication and the mechanism of HIV-1 Env biogenesis.
Dr. Zheng and his lab have uncovered the anti-HIV-1 activities of human APOBEC3F, APOBEC3DE, APOBEC3H, and MOV10. Recently, the lab has illustrated the degradation of HIV-1 Env proteins through the ER-associated degradation (ERAD) pathway triggered by ERManI. The lab currently has projects to study the novel functions of the HIV-1 accessory proteins Nef and Vpr in counteracting host restrictions, as well as translational research projects of developing novel anti-HIV compounds.
The position requires a strong background in virology with cell biology and molecular biology expertise including:
Candidates should have a Ph.D., M.D., D.V.M. or equivalent advanced degree in a relevant biological field, and a demonstrated track record of productive research with first author publications.
This position is for one year with a possible extension contingent upon funding and performance.
Exposure to human blood, serum, tissue and other body fluids; and materials covered under Universal Precautions.
Internal Number: 502955
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