University of Utah (Utah)

Postdoctoral position available to study HIV budding and replication

University of Utah (Utah)

Salt Lake City, UT, United States

An NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Professor Saveez Saffarian at the University of Utah Center for Cell and Genome Science. The projects available include Mechanism of protease activation within the immature lattice of HIV and interplay between cellular ESCRT proteins and virion release. Expertise in cell biology, virology, electron microscopy or single molecule biophysics is encouraged. The lab is located in a modern newly designed building that also hosts an iPALM microscope, Live imaging scopes as well as Krios Cryo-TEM all of which are accessible for the project. This position is designed for a person strongly motivated to develop an independent career in research. Significant effort will be made to assist postdoctoral fellows in their career development and development of independence.

Applicants should submit: 1) Cover letter; 2) Curriculum Vitae; 3) Statement of research interests and career goals; and 4) Names and contact information of at least three referees to:

Saveez Saffarian

Associate Professor

Center for Cell and Genome Sciences

Department of Physics and Astronomy


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The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.



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Postdoctoral position available to study HIV budding and replication