- Postdoctoral Research Fellow at The University of Queensland (UQ) (St Lucia Campus)
- The School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
- Academic Level A
- Full Time, Fixed-term position until 31 December 2024
- Closing date 15 February 2022 (R-04427)
- The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range of $70,729 – $94,637, plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range of $82,753 – $110,72 per annum.
About This Opportunity
This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated Postdoctoral Research Fellow to focus their efforts on developing their expertise and emerging research profile in highly topical COVID-19 research area and to contribute to the global efforts in combating the current pandemic. The project will build on the strengths of RNA Virology Laboratory in modern molecular methodologies to elucidate mechanisms of viral evasion of antiviral responses and utilise obtained knowledge to the development of a universal COVID-19 vaccine.
Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Acquire/perfect skills in working with PC3 viral pathogens, including molecular manipulations with viral genomes, structural analysis of viral proteins, and work with laboratory animals
- Produce high quality research outputs consistent with discipline norms by publishing in high quality outlets
- Develop a coherent research program and an emerging research profile.
- Work with colleagues in the development of joint research projects.
- Participate in applications for competitive research funding to support projects and activities.
- Supervision and Researcher Development
- Contribute to the effective supervision of Honours and Higher Degree by Research students (as appropriate).
- Demonstrate personal effectiveness in supervision and the management of researcher development.
- Effectively lead and develop supervisee performance and conduct by providing feedback, coaching, and professional development.
- Awarded PhD in virology/microbiology
- Evidence of publications in reputed refereed journals and presenting at conferences
- Demonstrated high-level communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues from a multidisciplinary background
- Experience with PC3 pathogens is desirable
- Experience in working with mice is beneficial
- Knowledge and expertise in molecular/structural biology/bioinformatics is beneficial
A POST-DOCTORAL POSITION in the collaborative Academy of Finland -funded CrossBar project
A POST-DOCTORAL POSITION is available in the collaborative Academy of Finland -funded CrossBar project at the Universities of Helsinki and Turku, and the National Institute of Health and Welfare (THL). The project PI’s are Associate Professor Tarja Sironen (UH), Adjunct Professor Laura Kakkola (UT) and Research Manager, PhD, Pamela Österlund (THL). The position is offered for a fixed-term position for 3 years (approximately one year in each of the partner institutes).
We seek for a highly motivated and experienced postdoctoral researcher in the field of virology, microbiology, immunology or molecular cell biology to join our international and dynamic consortium. The job description is to plan and execute research on zoonotic viruses with pandemic potential.
The successful candidate:
-Has a PhD degree in a relevant field of life sciences and preferably background in virology
-Has strong organizational skills, is solution-oriented and has the ability to analytical thinking
-Has excellent skills in experimental laboratory work and ability to independently plan and execute the experiments
-Has previous experience in working in BSL-3 conditions or is willing to be trained for work in such conditions Is a team player with good collaboration and communications skills
-Has good spoken and written English
The degree requirement must be met by the beginning of the employment.
The salary is based on the Finnish collective agreement. The position belongs to the category of teaching and research personnel. The salary is in the range of 3100 – 3600 eur/month.The salary level is based on previous qualifications, experience and personal performance in the position according to the hosting institution. The start date is negotiable, and there is a trial period of six months.
The application, together with the required attachments in PDF format (CV, list of publications), must be written in English and submitted through the University of Helsinki electronic recruitment system by clicking on Apply for job. Internal applicants (i.e., current employees of the University of Helsinki) must submit their applications through the SAP HR portal.
A special health examination of the suitability to work in the high containment laboratory is required for the person selected to the position. Also, the selected person, with his or her consent, will be asked for PSC (Personnel Security Clearance) assurance through the National Security Authorities (NSA).
The University of Helsinki welcomes applicants from a variety of genders, linguistic and cultural backgrounds, and minorities.
The deadline for the applications is 15.1.2022
Further information will be given by email of by phone:
Tarja Sironen, firstname.lastname@example.org, +358-50-4471588
Laura Kakkola, email@example.com, +358-50-5747101
Pamela Österlund, firstname.lastname@example.org, +358-295248351
Lead Social Researcher – Transforming Farm Animal Health & Welfare
The successful candidate will lead a small Social Research Team that will provide key evidence and insights to support the design and delivery of the AHW Pathway. The team is located within the APHW’s Evidence and Analysis Division.
The successful candidate will work at pace across a range of important policy questions relating to the AHW Pathway, engaging with internal and external policy and evidence stakeholders. To ensure that the Pathway delivers the desired outcomes we need to design it in such a way as to drive behaviour change in our key target groups, and the role has a key part to play in ensuring this is achieved.
The post holder will contribute to the development of our evidence base, ensuring that policy decisions are underpinned by robust evidence. This will likely involve collating, commissioning and leading both in house and externally commissioned research as well as scoping and horizon scanning to identify emerging fields which may impact the wider policy. There will also be opportunities to work across the Defra portfolio; particularly on high profile and innovative policies, which enjoy high levels of ministerial interest.
The Lead Social Researcher will:
• Provide social research (with a particular focus on behavioral insights) input to the development of the AHW Pathway, an area with considerable ministerial, Parliamentary, and public interest.
• Support consultation processes and analysis of consultation responses.
• Engage with the core Future Farming programme management teams to ensure deadlines are met and work is delivered on time and to quality.
• Support the development of delivery plans for the policy once HMTs approval for the programme’s business case has been received.
• Build strong relationships with external stakeholders, such as key players in the livestock industry and welfare NGOs.
• Support the team to deliver their in house and externally commissioned projects: quality assuring design and delivery, and providing oversight of complex and sensitive research.
• There will be the opportunity to lead specific projects.
• Line-manage two Senior Research Officers.
CALL for EXPERTS to JOIN SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY GROUP for the ORIGIN of NOVEL PATHOGENS
The World Health Organization (WHO) is seeking experts to serve as members of the WHO Scientific Advisory Group for the Origins of Novel Pathogens (SAGO). This “Call for experts” provides information about the advisory group in question, the expert profiles being sought, the process to express interest, and the process of selection.
To register your interest in being considered for the SAGO, please submit the following documents by 10 September 2021 24:00 CET to SAGO@who.int using the subject line “Expression of interest for the SAGO”:
- A cover letter, indicating your motivation to apply and how you satisfy the selection criteria (maximum 500 words). Please note that, if selected, membership will be in a personal capacity. Therefore do not use the letterhead or other identification of your employer);
- Your curriculum vitae; and
- A signed and completed Declaration of Interests (DOI) form for WHO Experts, available at https://www.who.int/about/ethics/declarations-of-interest.
After submission, your expression of interest will be reviewed by WHO. Due to an expected high volume of interest, only selected individuals will be informed. WHO intends to complete the selection of members of the SAGO by late September 2021. More information
POSTDOCTORAL POSITION in MOLECULAR VIROLOGY
An NIH-funded postdoctoral fellow position is available in the Kielian laboratory at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City. Our lab uses enveloped alphaviruses and rubivirusesas highly developed and medically important systems to study virus entry and virus biogenesis at the molecular level. We are looking for a motivated and creative postdoctoral candidate to work on exciting projects to characterize the role of novel host factors in virus entry, assembly and exit. Projects use multidisciplinary approaches and take advantage of the interactive and collaborative atmosphere of our lab and research environment. Postdocs in the lab are provided with individualized mentoring in all aspects of career development. Further information and links to publications are on the lab and faculty websites: https://einsteinmed.org/faculty/7896/margaret-kielian/https://sites.google.com/site/kielianlab/Candidates with a strong background in virology, biochemistry, molecular biology and/or cell biology are encouraged to apply. Candidates should have excellent research skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a team. To apply: please email a CV with a list of your publications, a short description of your research experience and how it prepares you for research in our lab, and the names and contact information for 3 references to: email@example.com. Please make the email subject ”Kielian Postdoctoral Application.” Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Our laboratory is in the Cell Biology Department at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (https://einsteinmed.org/departments/cell-biology/). More information
POSTDOCTORAL POSITION in MOLECULAR V
Two doctoral positions in Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut(FLI)-Germany
The applicant will conduct archonthegenetic determinants for virulence and adaptation of influenza viruses in birds and mammals.
The work will be conducted at the Laboratory for Molecular Virology of Avian Influenza Virus underdirect scientific supervision of Dr.Elsayed M. Abdel-Whab, the head of the lab.
The employment with 65% of the regular weekly working time (currently25,35hours) is limited for36 month. Employment will be according to the Collective Agreement for Public Services (Tarifvertragfür den öffentlichen Dienst Bund). Remuneration for this position is based on the German FederalRemunerationSystem, remuneration grade E13.The successful student will receive the German academic degree of a Dr.med.vet. or Dr.rer.nat., or similar.
-University degree in veterinary medicine,biologyor a similar studysubject
-Interest and experience in molecular biology, virology and cell biology techniques
The dead line of application is 31 July 2020 More details
Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Emerging Food Technologies
Job no: 502847
Work type: Faculty Full Time
Location: UMass Amherst
Department: Food Sciences
About UMass Amherst
UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth’s flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.
The Department of Food Science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level. Exceptional candidates at other ranks will be considered as well. The Department of Food Science emphasizes faculty-student interactions, interdisciplinary approaches, teamwork, and partnerships with industry. We value a fundamental commitment to recruit, teach, and train a diverse student body. Thus, strong teaching and communication is critical for success.
We seek outstanding candidates with scientific expertise in one or more of the following, but all areas relevant to food systems will be considered.
Innovative food processing for improved health or environmental impact
Mathematical modeling and/or big data analysis
Artificial intelligence, machine learning, and robotics
Plant-based foods to address health and sustainability challenges
Natural product separation and characterization
Sustainable food production and waste stream management
Physicochemical and biochemical properties of foods
A Ph.D. in food science or related discipline is required for this position. Applicants are not required to have a prior background in food science, although relevant teaching, postdoctoral, and/or industry experience would be viewed favorably.
A successful candidate will demonstrate strong potential for excellence in research, teaching, and service to the department/university/discipline. It is expected that the candidate will develop an internationally recognized and externally funded research program. Teaching responsibilities will include an undergraduate course in food processing (FS561), as well as another undergraduate or graduate course in an area of interest. Service in supporting the missions of the undergraduate and graduate program is also expected.
Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. More details
Postdoc (m/w/d) in Research Center for Emerging Infections and Zoonoses (RIZ) (RVFV)
At the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover is at the earliest possible date a job as
Research assistant / employee (m / w / d) at the Institute of Virology full-time for 3 years.
The scope of duties includes the following requirements and priorities:
Scientific activities, including research in the field of virology
Participation in the courses of the Institute of Virology
There is the possibility for further qualification (habilitation / veterinary specialist)
Veterinary degree or completion of a scientific study, Doctorate / PhD desired
Several years of experience in virology and molecular biology
Strong interest in scientific activities, teamwork, motivation
The employment relationship is governed by the collective agreement for the civil service of the Länder (TV-L); Payment is made accordingly (E 13 / E 14). Handicapped persons are given priority with equal qualifications. The position is not part-time suitable.
For information please contact Prof. Dr. Becher,, Tel. +49 511 953-8840. firstname.lastname@example.org More details
PhD Scholarships for Chinese nationals in University of St Andrews
The University of St Andrews (Scotland, UK) and the Chinese Scholarship Council are currently offering 40 scholarships to Chinese nationals for conducting PhD research including virology in St Andrews. The scholarships are for either full-time (48 months) or visiting (6-24 months) PhD students. The application deadline for the next round is 6th January 2020. Students interested in a PhD in virology at St Andrews can contact me directly: email@example.com (Dr Michael Nevels).
Research Scientist Virology/Immunology (f/m/diverse) – ViraTherapeutics GmbH
Your various tasks will include:
Develop compelling concepts to modify interactions of oncolytic viruses with the innate and adaptive immune responses of the host. Perform molecular engineering of RNA viruses for application in cancer immunotherapy and
development of cell-based immunoassays, including project planning, data analysis, evaluation and documentation according to industry standards. Work in close collaboration with other team members and external partners from academia and industry, including presentation of project work at internal conferences. Train and supervise technical staff
Your ideal qualification:
PhD in Life Sciences with an excellent background at the interface of cancer biology, immunology and virology with a specific interest in virus/host-cell interactions and innate/adaptive immunity. 1-3 years prior postdoc experience is an advantage but not a requirement. Profound knowledge of Dendritic and T-cell biology and experience in cell-based immunoassays (T-cell priming, activation and killing assays) is required. Hands on experience in animal tumor models and/or virus reverse genetic approaches is a strong plus. Evidence of scientific rigor and excellence as documented by first author peer-reviewed publications. Strong team player with excellent communication skills and fluency in English, both spoken and written; German language skills would be highly appreciated (otherwise willingness to learn German)
Contact: ViraTherapeutics GmbH, Dr. Tobias Nolden, Exlgasse 20a, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria,
Send your application by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please send your electronic application (in English) in a single PDF file including CV and a complete list of publications, statement of research interests, and at least two reference letters.
PostDoc RNA Virology (f/m/d)-ViraTherapeutics GmbH
Your various tasks will include:
Develop compelling concepts to modify key features of RNA virus biology and innate immune responses of the host.
Perform molecular engineering of RNA viruses for application in cancer immunotherapy, characterization of recombinant viruses including propagation and purification as well as cell line engineering, including project planning, data analysis, evaluation and documentation according to industry standards. Development of cell-based assays to validate oncolytic concepts. Work in close collaboration with other team members and external partners from academia and industry, including presentation of project work at internal conferences.
Your ideal qualification:
Recently finished PhD in Life Sciences with an excellent background in molecular virology of single stranded RNA viruses and a specific interest in virus/host-cell interactions and innate immunity. Profound knowledge in RNA virus reverse genetic approaches is required. Hands on experience in cell-based immuno-assays (T-cell activation/killing assay e.g.) is a strong plus. Evidence of scientific rigor and excellence as documented by first author peer-reviewed publications. Strong team player with excellent communication skills and fluency in English, both spoken and written; German language skills would be highly appreciated (otherwise willingness to learn German).
You will have the unique possibility to drive research towards a novel cancer therapy. Work within the concentrated, science driven atmosphere of a small biotech company whilst at the same time benefit from being part of the global group of Boehringer-Ingelheim, one of the pharmaceutical industry’s top 20 companies worldwide. The contract is limited to 2 years with the opportunity for extension.
ViraTherapeutics GmbH, Dr. Tobias Nolden, Exlgasse 20a, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria, www.viratherapeutics.com
Send your application by email: email@example.com . Please send your electronic application (in English) in a single PDF file including CV and a complete list of publications, statement of research interests, and at least two reference letters.
Postdoctoral position to investigate mechanisms of persistence in ß‐ and γ‐herpesviruses
In the excellence cluster RESIST (‘Resolving Infection Susceptibility’) we wish to recruit a postdoctoral research associate to work in the group of T.F. Schulz, Institute of Virology, Hannover Medical School, on the molecular basis of ß‐ and γ‐herpesviral persistence. The project is based on our recent structural and functional characterization of the major Kaposi Sarcoma Herpesvirus (KSHV) latency protein LANA and aims to explore functional and structural similarities between KSHV LANA and the immediate‐early proteins of human cytomegalovirus. We are looking for an individual with experience in molecular virology. Expertise in protein purification and structural biology techniques would be particularly welcome. The post is initially funded for three years (2019‐22) and can be extended after successful review of the project in 2022. The project will be carried out in collaboration with RESIST groups with structural biology (Krey, Eschenburg) and medicinal chemistry (Empting) expertise. Please send a cover letter, CV, relevant certificates & references to Prof. Thomas Schulz (schulz.thomas@mh‐hannover.de) or RESIST@mh‐hannover.de. Additional information can be provided upon request. More details.
Postdoctoral position for development of a B cell vaccine against HCV (3yr post)
Within the framework of the excellence cluster RESIST (‘Resolving Infection Susceptibility’) we invite applications for a postdoctoral research associate to work in the group of T. Krey, Institute of Virology, Hannover Medical School. The joint project involving TWINCORE and Hannover Medical School (Germany) aims on the design of a B cell vaccine against the Hepatitis C virus based on our previous structural and functional characterization of neutralization epitopes within the HCV glycoproteins. This position is available from April 2019 for an initial period of 3 years and can be extended after successful review of the project in 2022. Please send a cover letter, CV, relevant certificates as well as names, e‐mail addresses and telephone numbers of at least two references to Prof. Thomas Krey (krey.thomas@mh‐hannover.de). More details.
PhD position to investigate mechanisms of cytomegalovirus capsid assembly and maturation
The CMV research group (M. Messerle) at the Institute of Virology, Hannover Medical School (Hannover, Germany) is seeking a highly motivated PhD student, who will investigate the assembly and maturation of CMV capsids. The project is embedded within the Excellence Cluster RESIST. We are looking for a student holding a M.Sc. (or equivalent degree) in Molecular Biology, Molecular Virology or related field. Practical experience with molecular and cell biological techniques as well as good communication skills and good command of spoken and written English are necessary. Enrollment in the international PhD program Infection Biology (ZIB) of Hannover Biomedical Research School is offered and funding will be provided from 2019 to 2022. Please send a cover letter, CV, relevant certificates & references to Prof. Martin Messerle (messerle.martin@mh‐hannover.de). Additional information can be provided upon request. More details.
Research Associate (PD) for Hepatitis C Virus Vaccine Research (m / w / d) (3yr post)
Institute for Experimental Virology at the TWINCORE Center for Experimental and Clinical Infection Research in Hannover, is seeking to A Scientific Assistant (PD) for Hepatitis C Virus Vaccine Research (m / f / d) Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) is a global health problem. The main tasks include the investigation of innovative vaccine approaches based on proteins, scaffolds or vectors in both in vitro and humanized mouse
Research Associate in Computational Biophysics & Bioinformatics in Virology (3yr post)
We are looking for applicants with a PhD in Computational Biophysics, Bioinformatics or Theoretical Biology, a proven track record in programming, and a keen interest in working in close collaboration with experimental scientists. Ability and creativity in developing, and not just implementing, computational approaches to analyse and interrogate biological systems, and a passion for the exciting biological questions and therapeutic applications are essential for this post.You will join the interdisciplinary team of Professor Reidun Twarock (York/theory, where this post will be based) and Professor Peter Stockley (Leeds/experiment), and contribute to the production of high quality research papers, as well as assist with the dissemination of the research. We offer excellent career prospects and mentoring, which makes this an ideal springboard for an ambitious scientist with career aspirations in academia or industry. For enquiries please contact: Prof Reidun Twarock (Reidun.Twarock@york.ac.uk) This post is available on a fixed term basis for 3 years ( £32,236 to £39,609 per year ) More details.
Three-year postdoc position available on innate immunity and viruses Institut de Recherche en Infectiologie de Montpellier, France
The Interferon and Antiviral Restriction Lab, led by Caroline Goujon, is recruiting a postdoctoral fellow with strong expertise in the fields of innate immunity and/or virology. This project aims at understanding the mechanisms of interferon-induced antiviral restriction and signaling, focusing on two major human pathogenic viruses, HIV-1 and influenza A virus. The lab uses cutting-edge tools, including CRISPR/Cas9 whole-genome screens, Airyscan microscopy or proteomic analysis, to identify and characterize new antiviral inhibitors. Applicants must hold a PhD degree in Life sciences. Candidates should send their application, CV and contact information for at least 2 referees to: firstname.lastname@example.org. More details
Two Postdoctoral Positions in Molecular Virology at the Max von Pettenkofer Institute, Virology & Gene Center, LMU Munich
The Conzelmann laboratory at the Gene Center is seeking for two talented and dedicated postdoctoral researchers to work at the cutting edge of virology, innate immunity, and neuroscience. We offer the opportunity to work on exciting DFG-funded projects. One is in the area of virus-induced stress response and cell death (TRR237). The other is on modulation of neuronal functions by viruses (SFB870). While focused on basic research, both projects provide immediate opportunities for translational R&D. Please e-mail an application letter with brief statement of research interests, curriculum vitae, references and contact information to email@example.com More details