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[ccp4bb] Postdoc position at USU, Bethesda, MD

HJF is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to support the Infectious Disease program of Dr. Marzena Pazgier (https://www.usuhs.edu/national/faculty/marzena-pazgier-phd) of the Department of Medicine of Uniformed Services University of the Health Science (USU) in Bethesda, MD.


We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with a strong experience in structural biology methods that include X-ray crystallography, electron and/or cryo-electron microscopy. Central to our laboratory mission is an in-depth exploration of the basic mechanisms in innate and adaptive responses to infectious disease with the goal of the development of protein-based therapeutics and novel vaccine concepts. Candidates are expected to work on ongoing research projects in the structural biology of infectious disease, primarily HIV-1. Qualifications for the position include: strong hands-on experience in structural techniques related to X-ray crystallography and/or electron and cryo-electron microscopy, molecular cloning, protein _expression_ in various systems, and molecular interaction and structure-function analyses. A background in structural biology of viruses or immunology will be considered a strong plus. Qualified candidates should have a doctorate in areas related to structural biology and should have had at least three years of postdoctoral experience. Applicants need to be able to work independently and in a collaborative environment. Excellent communication and witting skills, self-motivation and record of publication are required. Experience in writing grant proposals will be a plus.


USU is in Bethesda, MD, directly across the street from the NIH, and is thus part of an extraordinarily vibrant local biomedical research community. Our research projects take advantage of excellent USU Core facilities that include a Structural Biology Core equipped with crystallization robots and a robotic imaging system for crystal viewing and detection, and an Imaging Core with transmission electron and ultramicrotome microscopes. USU has a strongly collaborative environment, with weekly Immunology data club and journal club meetings, as well as regular research seminars featuring local and invited speakers. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to USU.


Candidates should apply to the Henry M. Jackson Foundation: http://careers.hjf.org, by submitting a CV plus names and contact information for 3 references.


Note: Candidates may also directly contact Dr. Pazgier at marzena.pazgier@usuhs.edu.

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