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Research Faculty Position - Virology - Laboratory of Biochemical Pharmacology
Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia
Date Posted 01/22/2022
Faculty-Medicine-Medical Researcher
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.

We invite applications for a research faculty position in the Laboratory of Biochemical Pharmacology under the leadership of Dr. Raymond F. Schinazi, at the Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Emory (Atlanta, GA).


Salary and faculty rank of will be commensurate with experience and accomplishments.

Eligible candidates will have: a PhD degree in Microbiology/Virology; additional expertise in biochemistry is favored but not required. The position requires strong experience in SARS-CoV-2, norovirus, HIV, HBV, Yellow fever virus or emerging viruses virology research. Specifically, cell culture techniques with replication-competent virus, or replicon systems, drug screening and determination of EC50 , and CC50 values, stable or transiently-transfected cell lines, characterization of mechanism of action of novel antiviral compounds, generation and characterization of mutant viruses, virus infectivity, viral replication in culture, selection of compensatory and drug resistant mutations, and demonstrated ability to relate experimental results to available structural data. The ideal candidate will possess additional experience with in vitro protein characterization, using recombinant protein expression and purification from E. coli, and enzymatic assays. The successful candidate will have significant experience in training postdoctoral research associates, graduate and undergraduate students to design projects and troubleshoot problems in experimental techniques.


The candidate is expected to have a strong publication record as demonstrated by publication in high-impact journals.


Required Qualifications:

  • A PhD with post-graduate training in virology
  • Demonstrated experience as a research project lead with supervisory skills
  • Experience managing collaborative projects among multiple laboratories
  • Experience writing research proposals and manuscripts for publication
  • Experience in a viral infection and replication assays in BSL2 and BSL3 facilities
  • Experience in molecular biology techniques
  • Experience with statistical data analysis


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated high productivity and successful record publishing in high impact journals
  • Ability to write grants successfully
  • Experience in antiviral drug discovery and development
  • Experience with the biotech/pharma industry landscape
  • A demonstrated track record of effectively using quantitative approaches to biological problems
  • Experience teaching, mentoring, and advising students and trainees
  • Community outreach, service to your profession, service to your institution

Under the leadership of Dr. Schinazi, The Laboratory of Biochemical Pharmacology (LOBP) is a highly dynamic and collaborative laboratory with a strong medicinal and analytical chemistry component on site, multiple research tracks on various chronic and acute viruses with pandemic potential. The laboratory is funded by grants from NIH, NSF and other sources.  It is housed in the 2013 Health Science Research Building at Emory University and provides state-of-the-art research facilities Salary range.


Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree and a record of productive postdoctoral training. Ideal candidates will be collaborative scientists that bring new perspectives to the Department.


Applicants should apply online and submit a cover letter that addresses how they meet the required qualifications, curriculum vitae, and arrange to provide three letters of reference.


Applications should be received by February 28, 2022 to ensure full consideration.

To ensure the safety of our campus community, the COVID-19 vaccine is required. For more information on the University and Hospital policies and potential exemptions, please see our website.
Emory University is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Emory University does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment on the basis of any factor stated above or prohibited under applicable law. Students, faculty, and staff are assured of participation in University programs and in the use of facilities without such discrimination. Emory University complies with Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act, and applicable executive orders, federal and state regulations regarding nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. Emory University is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of its affirmative action, equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policy in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to the Emory University Department of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Building, Atlanta, GA 30322.
Emory University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Department of Accessibility Services at 404-727-9877 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD). Please note that one week advance notice is preferred.

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