We are seeking a Post Doctoral Scientist - An NIH-funded postdoctoral position is immediately available at The Ohio State University/ Nationwide Children’s Hospital to study the interaction of human innate immune cells with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infected, well differentiated human bronchial epithelial (HBE) cultures and alveolar organoids.
Individual genes in these primary cultures will be knocked out or down using lentivirus vectors to determine their importance in RSV infection. Fluorescent protein expressing RSV enables real time tracking and can be further modified to study viral gene functions during infection of these ‘near in vivo’ cultures. The lab collaborates with clinical RSV experts at NCH and veterinary RSV experts at OSU. A major goal of all of our laboratories is to generate a highly effective live attenuated RSV vaccine that will protect children from severe RSV disease.
What Will You Be Doing?
- The candidate must be highly motivated, have excellent technical and communication skills
- Perform self-directed research
- Assist the PI in preparing manuscripts and grant applications.
What Are We Looking For?
- Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent with strong research experience in molecular biology and cell biology.
- Applicants with experience in immunology or virology are particularly encouraged to apply.
- Salary will follow NIH Post Doctoral Trainee scale, plus full benefits
- Interested applicants should submit a CV, a brief description of their research achievements and interests, and a list of three references to Mark E. Peeples, PhD.