#59 - Post-Doctoral Associate

      A postdoctoral position is available immediately to study the interactions between mosquito-borne viruses and their hosts, with particular focus on immune evasion by encephalitis-causing arboviruses and design of live-attenuated vaccines with altered immune evasion capabilities. The candidate should have a Ph.D. degree and be familiar with basic techniques in molecular biology, cell biology and immunology. Research experience in RNA virus biology, viral pathogenesis and/or viral immunology is highly desirable. Individuals with experience working in BSL-3 containment are particularly encouraged to apply. Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States and will be required to obtain Department of Justice security clearance for work with Select Agents and Toxins, as required by Federal regulation. Interested individuals should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the name, address, e-mail and telephone number for three references to William B. Klimstra, Center for Vaccine Research, University of Pittsburgh, 8036 BST3, 3501 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15261. Tel: 412-648-5962; Email: klimstra@pitt.edu; website: http://www.cvr.pitt.edu/personnel/view.asp?uid=klimstra. The University of Pittsburgh is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

(Last Modified: 6/22/2015)
E-Mail: klimstra@pitt.du

#58 - Post-Doctoral Fellowship

      Description: The Hartman lab in the University of Pittsburgh Regional Biocontainment Laboratory studies the pathogenic mechanisms of RNA viruses, particularly arboviruses (viruses transmitted by insect vectors). Rift Valley Fever virus (RVFV) is a mosquito-borne virus that causes severe disease in livestock and humans in Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. Rift Valley Fever is found endemically in these regions, and rainfall alterations can lead to epizootics in livestock and epidemics in humans. RVFV is easily transmitted when humans handle infected animal carcasses, and this transmission is thought to be by mucosal exposure or direct inhalation of virus particles. A post-doctoral fellowship is available as soon as possible through the University of Pittsburgh for an R21 grant funded through NIH/NINDS to study the neuropathogenesis of RVFV in rats. The goal of this project is to determine how neuroinvasion by RVFV occurs and the role of the host immune response in neurological disease and outcome of infection. RVFV is a BSL-3 pathogen and a Select Agent. Successful applicant must be willing to work in BSL-3/ABSL-3 and undergo a rigorous safety training program. Entry-level or experienced post-docs are encouraged to apply. Applicants should send a CV containing contact information for 3 references and a brief description (1 page or less) of his/her interest in working in this lab and future career goals to: Amy Hartman hartman2@pitt.edu. Application deadline: February 15, 2015. The University of Pittsburgh is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Skills Basic experience in molecular virology, immunology, and rodent handling/manipulation are required. Advanced experience in histology, immunohistochemistry, fluorescence microscopy, IVIS are helpful. Notes Candidate must pass Department of Justice clearance and the University of Pittsburgh’s Tier 1 Select Agent Suitability Assessment. Contact Details Name: Amy L. Hartman Division: Center for Vaccine Research Department: Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Address: 3501 Fifth Ave. City: Pittsburgh State/Province: Pennsylvania Zipcode: 15261 Country: United States Ph: 4126488765 URL: http://www.publichealth.pitt.edu/home/directory/amy-l-hartman

(Last Modified: 4/6/2015)
E-Mail: hartman2@pitt.edu

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