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Postdoctoral Fellow � HIV Molecular Biology / Immunology

Posted by: Blood Systems Research Institute

Posted date: Dec-21-2016

Location: San Francisco

The Pillai Lab at Blood Systems Research Institute (BSRI), (www.bsrisf.org), an affiliate of the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), is looking for a highly motivated Postdoctoral Fellow with expertise in molecular virology and / or viral immunology to join our team. The fellowship is focused on basic and translational HIV cure research, and involves extensive training within the UCSF Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) and collaboration with the recently-founded amfAR Institute for HIV Cure Research. The ideal candidate will be interested in studying the molecular biology of HIV latency, strategies to reverse HIV latency, and immunological approaches to clearing HIV-infected cells in vivo.

Develop novel strategies to reactivate latent HIV.
Design and implement assays to measure the latent HIV reservoir in vivo
Design and implement experiments to test the effects of HIV latency reversing agents on viral expression, innate immune sensing, and antigen presentation in the infected cell.
Determine effects of HIV reactivation on cell-mediated immunity and clearance of infected cells.

Ph.D. degree in molecular biology, immunology, or related fields
Extensive experience in molecular virology and/or immunology

Experience with analysis of human clinical specimens
Expertise in next-generation sequencing, genomics and genetic analysis
Understanding of interferon signaling pathways


Our organization is an equal employment/affirmative action employer. If you need accommodation for any part of the employment process because of a medical condition or disability, please send an e-mail to accommodation(at)bloodsystems.org or call 1-844-220-2612 to let us know the nature of your request. A representative will respond to accommodation requests within two business days. Please note that this email/phone number is for medical/disability accommodations only and any other inquiries will not receive a response.

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Job Title Postdoctoral Fellow � HIV Molecular Biology / Immunology
Post Details
Email fassenzio(at)bloodsystems.org
Employer's Website bsrisf.org
Job Discipline Job Discipline -> Molecular Biology
Job Classification Job Classification -> Postdoctoral Researcher
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Location San Francisco
Key Words Post Doc
Start Date TBD
Deadline Jan-27-2017