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Postdoctoral Fellow
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Albany, New York
Date Posted 05/14/2021
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Details

Position Title Postdoctoral Fellow
Job Function Research (Staff)
Worker Category Full Time
Indicate Scheduled Hours Per Pay
Appointment Length 12 Month
Duration of Appointment
Semester Appointment Term
Position Summary

Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (www.acphs.edu) invites applications for a full-time Postdoctoral Fellow or Research assistant appointment in the Departments of Basic and Clinical Sciences. The successful candidate will contribute to research projects focused at i) understanding the mechanisms of HIV associated neurological disorders using various mouse models, and ii) Identifying the novel mechanisms involved in regulating HIV latency with a specific emphasis on noncoding RNAs. The successful candidate will be working with Vir Singh, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, Department of Basic and Clinical Sciences.

Required Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. or B.S. in Microbiology, Immunology, Cell and Molecular biology or any related field with basic knowledge of immunology and/or infectious diseases. Qualified applicants, specifically for postdoctoral position, will have strong laboratory experience in flow cytometry, basic molecular biology techniques (such as subcloning and qRT-PCR), western blotting, confocal microscopy, Chromatin Immunoprecipitation, animal cell culture, ELISAs and handling mouse models. Experience with bioinformatic analysis of sequencing data (e.g. RNAseq) is desirable but not required. Suitable candidate must be able to work independently, interpret experimental data, troubleshoot the experimental challenges, and demonstrate a keen interest in training of graduate and undergraduate students. Furthermore, suitable candidates must also possess excellent oral and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills and contribute to keep the lab area safe and functional.

Preferred Qualifications

Ph.D. or B.S. in Microbiology, Immunology, Cell and Molecular biology or any related field with strong research experience in mammalian cell culture, basic molecular biology techniques and considerable understanding of infectious diseases.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

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