Postdoctoral positions are available in Dr. Jiang Zhu’s laboratory for highly motivated candidates who are interested in vaccine development for viral (HIV, HCV, Ebola, RSV, Flu, and Coronavirus) and non-viral (malaria and tuberculosis) pathogens. Postdoctoral salary is in the range of $54,000 to $60,000 depending on prior research experience and qualifications. Dr. Zhu holds a joint appointment in the Department of Integrative Structural and Computational Biology (ISCB) and the Department of Immunology and Microbiology at Scripps Research in La Jolla, CA (https://www.scripps.edu/). Dr. Zhu is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at Texas Biomedical Research Institute (Southwest National Primate Research Center). Details of Dr. Zhu’s laboratory, on-going research projects, and recent publications can be found at https://www.jzhulab.org/.

Research projects may involve, but are not limited to, (1) vaccine immunology: immunological analysis of vaccine-induced response in small animals and non-human primates, and antibody isolation using antigen-specific single B cell sorting and culturing; and (2) vaccine delivery system: development of viral vectors such as adenovirus and poxvirus as vaccine carriers and mRNA-lipid nanoparticle formulation.

Successful candidates will have a recent Ph.D. in virology, microbiology, immunology, or other related fields. Candidates with prior research experience in RSV, HIV, and Ebola vaccines are especially encouraged to apply.

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