Postdoctoral Fellow/Immunology & Virology - 190000004L

Postdoctoral Fellow/Immunology & Virology - 190000004L

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC)

Memphis, TN, United States

Postdoctoral Fellow/College of Nursing-Immunology & Virology – 190000004L


Postdoctoral Fellow/Immunology & Virology

A postdoctoral fellow position is available at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, College of Nursing. Our laboratory investigates a) host and pathogen factors mediating protective and pathogenic immunity to viral lung infection, and b) the role of interferons and inflammatory monocyte/ macrophages in host response to virus infections during aging. These research projects are focused on understanding the pathogenesis, and towards the development of novel therapeutics for emerging virus infections such as SARS-CoV, MERS-CoV, and other viral lung infections. The faculty mentor for this position will be Dr. Rudra Channappanavar.

The ideal candidate will have experience with flow cytometry and other cellular immunology assays, virology/molecular biology techniques (Cloning, qRT-PCR, western blotting, immunoprecipitation, maintaining and transfecting mammalian cell lines, virus production/titration) and animal models of infection. Additional qualifications include research experience in a BSL-3/ABSL3 setting. Applicants must have excellent oral and written communication skills and must be able to work both independently and as part of a collaborative team.


Highly motivated candidate possessing a Ph.D. (with ≤ 3 years of postdoc experience) and having a strong research background in immunology, virology, and molecular biology.

Individuals passionate about research and enjoy working with others as a team are strongly encouraged to apply. Postdoc and faculty will be working in lab space in the Microbiology Department. To apply, please provide a complete and up-to-date CV and the names and contact information of three references to:

Rudra Channappanavar, DVM, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Dept. of Acute & Tertiary Care, College of Nursing

and the Institute for the Study of Host-Pathogen Systems

University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center

920 Madison Avenue, 5th Floor

Memphis, TN 38163


Salary will be commensurate with relevant experience and is competitive for postdoctoral research fellows. The position includes an excellent benefits package ( Located in Memphis, a dynamic Mid-South city rich in culture, history, diversity, music and cuisine, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is one of the largest, most comprehensive academic health centers in the United States with a solid commitment to postdoctoral training. UTHSC is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA/V institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services.

Job Postdoctoral Fellows

Primary Location US-Tennessee-Memphis

Organization Nursing-Research Programs

Campus/Institute – Martin

Schedule – Full-time

Job Posting Jan 25, 2019, 12:32:35 PM

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: 190000004L