Postdoctorlal Fellow (212494)

Silver Spring, Maryland
Mar 15, 2017
Apr 19, 2017
Full Time

Postdoctoral Fellow Position in Genomics

A post-doctoral position is immediately available in the Host Genomics Section of the Laboratory of Molecular Virology and Pathogenesis with the US Military HIV Research Program (MHRP) and Henry M. Jackson Foundation, under the guidance of Dr. Rasmi Thomas.  The incumbent will focus on understanding how human genetic variation contributes to differences in infectious disease susceptibility and pathogenesis using next-generation sequencing (NGS), phenotyping and functional assays. The incumbent will work on validating host restriction factors in infectious diseases caused by HIV, Dengue and Zika in the context of natural infection, treatment and vaccine studies.

Responsibilities will include performing NGS experiments to identify differentially expressed genes comparing two conditions.  The incumbent will also validate differences in expression of genes identified by genome-wide screens, using q-PCR, western blots, flow cytometry and other assays.  Additionally, he/she will elucidate and confirm molecular pathways associated with these various relevant genes.

Essential Skills and Requirements

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated communicative team player with a PhD in genomics, molecular biology or other relevant scientific discipline. The incumbent will have a strong background in molecular biology and must have strong hands-on experience with such techniques as sequencing, genotyping, Real time PCR, gene expression analysis, molecular cloning, RNAi etc. Experience in flow cytometry, NGS or bioinformatics (Programming) is desirable. The incumbent should have excellent writing and communication skills and have the ability to work independently.   Also, must have lived in the US for at least 3 consecutive years.

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HJF is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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