University of Minnesota Twin Cities (UMTC)

Postdoctoral Associate Positions

University of Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS, MN, United States

Postdoctoral positions are available in the Herschhorn laboratory at the Division of Infectious Diseases and International Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Minnesota. Research projects are funded by a new Avenir / NIH Director’s New Innovator Award and UMN grants.


We are a new and energetic research group that works on exciting directions to understand and target virus-host interactions at the molecular and cellular levels. We use interdisciplinary approaches at the interface of synthetic and molecular virology, immunology, cell biology and bioinformatics to gain new insights into complex biological processes, with the aim of translating these insights into novel therapies and vaccines to treat and prevent viral infections.


Research directions include the study of HIV-1 evolution and adaptation, biology of HIV-1 entry, HIV-1 interactions with neutralizing antibodies, design of novel immunogens, vaccine development, the fate of HIV-1 infection, and molecular mechanisms underlying the interactions of HIV-1 with cellular factors (Herschhorn et al. Nat. Commun. 8, 1049 (2017); Herschhorn et al. Nat. Chem. Biol. 10, 845-852 (2014)). Some of the work is done in BSL2+ facility.


The positions are available immediately for highly motivated candidates. Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. (or an equivalent degree) in microbiology, virology, cell biology, immunology, computer science or a related field; and knowledge in molecular and cellular biology techniques.


An additional position is available to candidates at any educational level and focused on scientific writing and editing, including grant and manuscript preparation.


Interested candidates should email the following documents as a single PDF file to Alon Herschhorn, Ph.D. (aherschh@umn.edu):

1. Cover letter

2. Curriculum vitae including a list of publications


Review of applications will start on 06/03/2019 and continue until the positions are filled.

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Postdoctoral Associate Positions