Two Postdoctoral Scientist positions in translational Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 (HIV-1) research are immediately available in the laboratory of Teresa H. Evering, M.D, M.S., at Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Evering is interested in the pathogenesis of HIV-1-associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND), the identification and characterization of novel therapeutics to combat deleterious effects of HIV-1 in the central nervous system (CNS) and the phylodynamics of HIV-1 in the CNS. The post-doctoral fellow will work on NIH-funded studies involving the transcriptional profiling and functional study of directly induced neurons (iNs) to determine neuronal-associated gene-expression pathways modulated by factors including neurocognitive impairment, age, and combination antiretroviral therapy (cART). Studies investigating the neurobiology of COVID-19 are also planned. We seek organized, enthusiastic candidates, who will work both independently and with a vibrant and international collaborative group of virologists, cell biologists, and immunologists.
We seek highly motivated individuals with a Ph.D. and/or M.D., with excellent verbal and written communication skills. Research experience in cellular and molecular biology and immunology, with technical expertise in cell culture, plasmid preparation, DNA & RNA extraction from cells, qPCR, and ELISA, and flow cytometry is also required. Preferred: Experience with lentiviral vector generation and transduction and stem-cell technologies would be preferred. Omics data analysis/computer programming skills are welcome but not required. Salary will be commensurate with experience and will adhere to current NIH guidelines. Weill Cornell Medical College offers subsidized housing and excellent benefits. Please send a CV, at least one first-author publication (published or submitted), a description of prior research experience and career goals with expected availability date, and contact information for three references (including phone number and email address) to Teresa H. Evering, M.D., M.S. at email@example.com.