Postdoctoral Associate- Valente Lab

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Work type: Post Doc Associate
Location: Palm Beach
Categories: Agriculture/Life Science/Vet Medicine, Research/Scientific/Grants
Department:37042120 - SR-IM-VALENTE LAB

Classification Title:

Postdoctoral Associate

Job Description:
The Valente laboratory in the Department of Immunology and Microbiology at the Scripps Research Institute in Jupiter - Florida https://scripps.ufl.edu/profile/valente-susana/ is seeking a highly talented, creative, independent self-motivated postdoctoral scholar. We focus on the characterization of molecular interactions occurring within a host cell that are critical for HIV transcription. Our goal is to develop therapeutics that block HIV-1, with special focus on those that help to reduce, eradicate, or suppress the reservoir of latently infected cells. 
 
Ongoing projects include:
  • Understanding of the full clinical potential of Tat inhibitors in in vivo models of HIV latency
  • Mechanisms of Tat-independent HIV replication: implications on HIV reservoir formation
  • Development of HIV latency promoting agents and their exploration for a functional cure
  • Identification and characterization of chromatin regulators and host cellular factors regulating HIV latency and reactivation
Expected Salary:

Commensurate with experience.

Minimum Requirements:

Ph.D. (or MD/PhD) in biological sciences such as virology, molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry or immunology, with several international publications.

Preference will be given to candidates with:

  • Expertise in virology such as cell culture, virus production, lentivirus vector production, p24 ELISA, flow cytometry, etc.
  • Work in the BSL3 facility
  • Expertise in biochemistry, IP, WB, protein expression and purification 8/31/2022
  • Epigenetics ChIP-Seq, ATAC-Seq, etc. 
  • Small molecule screening 
  • Work with primary cell models of HIV latency 
  • Excellent oral communication and written skills in English, with good organizational and analytical abilities.
Preferred Qualifications:

Preference to candidates with experience with HIV.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Postdoctoral candidates should send an inquiry with cover letter and CV to svalente@ufl.edu 

The final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/   

This position is open until filled.  Application review will begin immediately.

Health Assessment Required: Yes

 

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