Postdoctoral Associate

Postdoctoral Associate

University of Minnesota Center for Drug Design

Minneapolis, MN, United States

A Postdoctoral Associate position is available starting immediately at the University of Minnesota Center for Drug Design for an NIH-funded project on herpesvirus drug discovery in the Geraghty lab (

This project uses a target-centric approach to identify small molecule inhibitors blocking human cytomegalovirus enzymes required for genome packaging and virus assembly. An additional emphasis is to investigate inhibitor mechanism of action during virus replication and characterization of possible virus resistance.

The Center for Drug Design is a dynamic workplace where virologists, biochemists and chemists interact to facilitate drug discovery.

Required Qualifications. Candidates should have: (1) a Ph.D. in biochemistry, cell biology, microbiology, virology, or related field; (2) a strong background in molecular biology, biochemistry or virology; (3) published in international peer-reviewed journals. 

Preferred Qualifications. Experience working with recombinant protein expression, cell culture, viruses or in drug discovery is a plus.

Interested candidates should submit a pdf with cover letter, CV and names/info for three references to Dr. Geraghty at


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Postdoctoral Associate