The Ramage Lab at Thomas Jefferson University is currently accepting applications for a postdoctoral fellow. The long-term goals of the our lab are to understand the molecular mechanisms of viral-host interactions using a multi-disciplinary approach involving microbiology, molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, and proteomics. Our current research focuses on the following areas:
1. We aim to identify the host pathways that influence flaviviral infection by examining the physical interactions that occur between flavivirus and host proteins during infection. Members of the Flavivirus genus are the most important arthropod-borne viruses that cause disease in humans. This genus includes Dengue (DENV), Zika (ZIKV), West Nile (WNV), Japanese encephalitis (JEV), and yellow fever (YFV) viruses, which are endemic in many areas of the world. We are using a combination of proteomics and genomics techniques to identify these pathways.
2. In response to the ongoing pandemic caused by SARS-CoV-2, we are working to better understand the biology of this virus and to develop tools to support future research. Our long-term goals are focused on deciphering cellular mechanisms that restrict SARS-CoV-2. These include cell intrinsic responses, as well as regulation of innate immune signaling. Through these studies we aim to elucidate the mechanisms by which SARS-CoV-2 establishes infection and evades anti-viral defenses.
• Ph.D. in a field of science related to this posting (or expected graduation date)
• Expected to be highly independent and creative, with successful history of first-author research publications. Expected to apply for postdoctoral fellowships
Interested candidates should apply to www.jefferson.edu/hr and reference job ID# 9240383. Please include with your online application the following documents (1) Curriculum vitae, (2) cover letter: summarizing relevant research expertise and proposed fit for the Ramage Lab, (3) contact information for at least 3 letters of references.