We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow to join the Liang Shan Lab at Washington University in St. Louis to study immune responses to HIV infection. This position will be funded by NIH grants.
HIV has high mutation rates and exists as mutant swarms within the host. Rapid evolution allows the virus to outpace the host immune system, leading to viral persistence. To date, no broadly applicable strategy has been developed to prevent or eradicate HIV infection. Our studies involve a combination of biochemical, cell biological, and physiological approaches aimed at understanding the immunobiology of HIV infection and training the human immune system to better control and/or clear HIV infection. Our current research includes the roles of CARD8 inflammasome in HIV infection, control of HIV infection by NK cells and macrophages, novel immunotherapeutic strategies for eliminating HIV reservoirs using state of the art humanized mouse models.
- Doctoral degree (Ph.D. or MD/Ph.D.) in immunology, virology, cell biology or a related field
- Willingness to conduct research using mouse models.
- Ability to work independently and communicate with laboratory staff and investigators.
How to apply
Interested candidates should email the following documents to Liang Shan, Ph.D. (firstname.lastname@example.org):
- Cover letter
- Curriculum vitae including a list of publications
- A list of three referees
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.
Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.