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Post Doctoral Fellow
Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, Missouri
Date Posted 08/05/2021
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The Wan Lab at the Bond Life Sciences Center is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the area of Viral Immunology at the Influenza Systems Biology Laboratory, which is affiliated with the Department of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology / School of Medicine, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science / College of Engineering, Department of Veterinary Pathobiology / College of Veterinary Medicine, and MU Institute for Data Science and Informatics at the University of Missouri (MU).
The lab focuses on emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, especially influenza and SARS-CoV-2 viruses, by developing and applying integrated, multi-scale, and evidence-based approaches by combining laboratory, clinical and computational methods. The lab has accesses to the regional BSL3 and ABSL-3 biocontainment laboratory at the Laboratory of Infectious Diseases Laboratory.

Perform Influenza Virology and Systems Biology Research

The responsibilities of the position are to study the impacts of pre-existing immunity derived from repeated vaccination and/or infection(s) on vaccine effectiveness, particularly in understanding how T-cell mediates B-cell responses, and to study pathogenesis and immunological responses for influenza and/or SARS-CoV-2 viruses using systems biology approaches. This person will be expected to perform experiments, data analysis and manuscript preparation. This person will also be responsible for recording all methods, results, and other relevant information in an organized manner as instructed by the Principal Investigator. The successful candidate should be highly motivated and able to integrate well within a diverse team.



This position requires a Ph.D. degree in Immunology or related degree by the time of the appointment. Previous experience in influenza virus or Virology is preferred.

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Application, Curriculum Vitae, List of References

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits.  The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts.  For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving  the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.


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Columbia Missouri Information

Columbia, Mo., is known as an ideal college town, combining small-town comforts, community spirit and low cost of living with big-city culture, activities and resources.  Home to nationally renowned public schools and other colleges and educational centers, Columbia is packed with restaurants and entertainment venues and hosts more than a dozen annual cultural festivals.

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