Postdoctoral Research Associate
Job posting number: #7122601
Posted: February 2, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionPosition Summary
Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.
A Postdoctoral Position is available in the laboratory of Dr. John Patton (IU Biology Dept.) (https://biology.indiana.edu/about/faculty/patton-john.html) for an individual interested in applying reverse genetics technologies to the development of next generation rotavirus vaccines. A key focus of the work will be the engineering and recovery of recombinant rotavirus vaccine candidates with increased effectiveness in inducing immunological protection to viral gastroenteritis. The project will complement and expand ongoing work investigating the genetic flexibility of the rotavirus genome, including the virus’s ability to accommodate large amounts of foreign sequence. Related publications include https://doi.org/10.1128/jvi.01262-22 and https://doi.org/10.3390/vaccines9050449.
Preferred candidates will have a Ph.D. in Microbiology, Molecular Biology or related area and have a publication record in quality peer-reviewed journals. The candidate is expected to have excellent written and verbal communications skills and an ability to work efficiently and independently. Salary and benefits will be competitive and commensurate with education and experience. The position is available at Indiana University, a prominent Big Ten school located in Bloomington, a vibrant small city with an outstanding quality of life in the forested hills of southern Indiana (https://www.visitbloomington.com).
The best consideration date is February 22, 2023, and the expected start date is June 1, 2023, but the position will remain open until filled. Applicants should submit by email a cover letter describing research experience and interests, a curriculum vitae, and the contact information for three professional references to the following.
Department Contact for Questions
Dr. John T. Patton
Department of Biology
Bloomington, MD 47405
E-mail: [email protected]