Postdoc Research Associate at University of North Carolina, United States


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We are seeking a highly motivated, independent and dynamic postdoctoral research fellow to undertake research at the UNC HIV Cure center, specifically in a project seeking to understand HIV persistence and eradication strategies for cure of HIV. 


The UNC HIV Cure center is a multi-disciplinary research center with various current translational studies. Our laboratory is interested in understanding of HIV latency and persistent HIV infection-associated complications. We seek to discover new anti-HIV latency therapeutic targets that will ultimately lead to the eradication of HIV infection, including “shock and kill” and deep latency. Varieties of HIV latency models will be used in this study, including in vitro and ex vivo cellular models of latency, ART-suppressed rhesus macaque model of AIDS, and tissues isolated from HIV+ individuals receiving ART.

Ideal candidate must have PhD., MD., or PhD/MD. degree and will have experience and interest in cellular and/or animal models of SIV/HIV infection or other viral infection with expertise in flow cytometry, tissue culture, and cellular immunology to facilitate the translational research at the clinical/basic science interface.

He/she should also be proficient in microscopy techniques and immunostaining. Preference will be given to candidates with extensive experiences in tissue processing, primary cell culture, flow cytometry and molecular biology/biochemistry techniques such as co-immunoprecipitation, chromatin immunoprecipitation, qPCR/RT-qPCR, and western blot analysis. Opportunities will exist for gaining teaching experience with graduate and clinical research fellows.


Candidates should also have strong laboratory and analytical skills as demonstrated by a strong track record of relevant 1st author publications in well-respected journals. Outstanding communication skills in English are essential for this position. 

The candidate must possess flexibility, mobility and strength to store and access research samples, reagents, and supplies. Needs to have the physical ability to perform many varied tasks; i.e. fine motor skills, excellent hand-eye coordination, and a high level of concentration to do challenging techniques.

Please send your application to Dr. Guochun Jiang, PhD., Assistant Professor in UNC HIV Cure Center & Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics (guochun_jiang@med.unc.edu).


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