Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Duke University

Position ID:Duke-MGM-POSTDOCHORNER [#8698]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27710, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Biology / Cell Biology, Immunology, Molecular/Cell Biology, Microbiology, Molecular, Genetic, Biochemical, Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry, Genetics, virology
Appl Deadline: deleted (posted 2016/12/12, updated 2017/02/16, private)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The Horner lab at Duke University Medical Center is looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral research associate to join our team studying RNA virus-host interactions within the Flaviviridae family of viruses. We are studying the molecular mechanisms by which these viruses, including hepatitis C virus, dengue virus, and Zika virus, activate and evade host innate immune defenses, as well as the RNA regulatory controls to their infection. Find more information about our lab and our recent publications at

Ongoing projects include: 1. Using cell biological approaches to define new factors and intracellular membrane-organelle interactions that control antiviral innate immunity 2. Characterization of the mechanism of action of newly defined antiviral innate immune regulatory factors 3. Understanding how post-transcriptional modifications to host and viral RNA regulate Flaviviridae infection and immunity

Highly motivated, creative individuals with experience in molecular virology, RNA biology, cell biology, or innate immunity are encouraged to apply. Recent or soon to be Ph.D. awardees are especially encouraged to apply.

Degree requirement: Ph.D. in microbiology, immunology, molecular biology, biochemistry or a related field (either have or will have shortly)

Successful candidates for this position must: - Be highly motivated and capable of working both independently and within a group - Have published in high quality peer-reviewed journals - Have good interpersonal skills - Have strong oral and written English communication abilities - Have exceptional organizational skills

Application. Candidates should submit their CV, a brief description of their scientific achievements and research interests, and the names of 3 references.

The Horner lab is in the Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, which supports a diverse range of labs, with interests from genetics to host-pathogen interactions. The department has a vibrant student and postdoc community. It runs a postdoctoral training program to provide mentoring and community for all the departmental postdoctoral fellows. Duke is a world-renowned university and medical center located in the town of Durham, within the Research Triangle area of North Carolina, in close proximity to NC State and UNC-Chapel Hill. The town of Durham is well-known for its vibrant arts, food, and craft beer scene and has recently been named the “the South’s Tastiest Town.” In addition, it has great access to outdoor activities and is situated two hours from the NC coast and three hours from the mountains.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Duke also makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire, and promote qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
Dr. Stacy Horner
Box 3053 DUMC
Durham, NC 27710

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