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Postdoctoral Research Fellow
George Mason University in Prince, Virginia
Date Posted 01/16/2022
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Information
Department Center for Infectious Disease Research (CIDR)
Alternate Department Description
Criminal Background Check Standard Background Check
Motor Vehicle Background Check No
Statement of Economic Interest Not Applicable
Job Category Postdoctoral Faculty
Role (State) Job Title Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Working Title Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Job Type Full-Time
Position Number F542AZ
Recruit Number FAC8591
Working Hours
Location Prince William, VA
Other Location
Pay Band
Salary Salary commensurate with education and experience. The anticipated starting salary is in the low to mid $50,000
Web Announcement
Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Virology
The Center for Infectious Disease Research (CIDR) at George Mason University (GMU), invites well-qualified candidates to apply for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow position at Dr. Yuntao Wu’s lab (Cell, 2008, 134:782; PNAS, 2020,117:9537) in the area of HIV-1 Virology and Immunology. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.
The incumbent will work in the laboratory of Dr. Yuntao Wu and report directly to Dr. Wu.
Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Work on NIH-funded projects involving the molecular and cellular basis of host responses and host restriction factors in the infection and pathogenesis of HIV-1;
  • Assist the PI and graduate students in the design, execution, and interpretation of experiments; and
  • Perform experiments in the culture of primary blood and stem cells, viral infections, and biochemical/molecular approaches to study HIV-1 infection of mature T cells and progenitors. 

Required Qualifications:

  • Successful completion of a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, Virology, Immunology, stem cell biology, or Developmental Biology, or a closely related field prior to the start date of the appointment; 
  • Candidate should be enthusiastic and dedicated, have the ability and interest in learning new techniques; 
  • Must be able to follow verbal and written instructions; and
  • Be observant, attentive to detail, organized, efficient, and works well with others.

Preferred Qualifications: 
  • Previous experience in molecular biology, immunology, or stem cell research. HIV-1 research experiences are desired, but not required; and
  • Strong English writing skills. 

This position is full-time with benefits. The initial appointment will be for one year and subject to annual renewal based on performance and the availability of funding. The anticipated starting salary is in the low to mid $50’s.
Special Instructions to Applicants
For full consideration, applicants must apply at https://jobs.gmu.edu/ ; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, CV, and a list of three professional references with contact information.
For Full Consideration, Apply by: 2/14/2022
Posting Date 01/14/2022
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled? Yes
Telework Friendly? No
Mason Ad Statement
Great Careers Begin at Mason!
George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report “Up and Coming” spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.
Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason’s diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.
If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at jobs.gmu.edu/!
George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition.
New hires starting after August 15, 2021, must have received at least one COVID-19 vaccination by their start date, be fully vaccinated within 45 days of their start date, and submit documentary proof unless they have an approved medical or religious exemption by their start date. For updated George Mason University COVID-19 vaccination requirements, please visit George Mason University Vaccination Requirements .
Equity Statement
George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.
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