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The Emerman lab was awarded an Avant-Garde Award from NIDA to study HIV latency. We have developed a novel screening technology called HIV-CRISPR technology to comprehensively discover the pathways of HIV latency maintenance and establishment. This postdoctoral position will further explore HIV latency by developing new variations of these CRISPR screens and by validating and further exploring mechanisms of the hits. Preference for new PhD with expertise in one of the following areas: chromatin biology, transcription factors, primary T cell culture, or models of HIV latency. Expectation is to develop an independent project within the context of the grant. The responsibilities include those expected at a PhD level, including leading the technical aspects of the study, contributing intellectually to the overall study design, interpreting data, presenting the findings at meetings and writing manuscripts.
We are are seeking a Post-Doctoral Fellow to work with an interactive collaborative team of scientists investigating the mechanisms of HIV-1 latency using CRISPR screens and validation in primary cell models of HIV latency. The applicant should be well organized, pay close attention to detail, be reliable and motivated to participate in multiple levels of lab activity.
The fellow will perform standard routine and investigative laboratory work in support of scientific research specific to HIV latency and CRISPR screens. Major duties include:
Educational or Special Training Qualifications
Please include a cover letter with your application, describing your research accomplishments as well as detailing your interest and suitability for this position.