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Posted: 8 Dec 2011
Postdoctoral Scholar/ Research Associate/ Senior Research Associate (2 positions)
Type of Position: Full-time   
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Deadline: 1 Jan 2038
Case Western University, Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology
Case Western Reserve was originally founded in 1826, and its history is as long and storied as its name. What began as two separate institutions — Case Institute of Technology and Western Reserve College — federated in 1967 to form Case Western Reserve University, which immediately became one of the country's leading research institutions. With an endowment of more than $1.4 billion, Case Western Reserve supports about 100 designated academic and research centers, and receives nearly $400 million in external research awards each year. The eight schools and college offer close to 200 top-ranked undergraduate, graduate and professional programs that range from arts, law and humanities to engineering and medicine. Virtually all 2,600+ faculty members hold doctorate or appropriate terminal degrees. They are researchers. They are teachers. They are leaders in their fields. In fact, Case Western Reserve counts 15 Nobel laureates (including the first American scientist to receive the prize) among our current and former faculty and alumni. About 10,000 students — 40 percent undergraduate — are enrolled at the university, representing all 50 states and more than 100 countries. But our students are more than just numbers. Case Western Reserve students are the best and the brightest in the nation, featuring Fulbright, Goldwater and National Science Foundation scholars (to name a few) who seek challenges within and beyond the classroom. A cornerstone institution, Case Western Reserve generates a $1 billion impact on the region's economy with innovative technologies, social services and cutting-edge research.
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Two Postdoctoral Scholar/Research Associate/Senior Research Associate positions are available to study biochemical mechanisms that mediate innate immunity to HIV infection. The ongoing projects focus on cellular factors that restrict HIV infection in monocyte-derived cell lineages, and viral proteins that overcome these restrictions. The main responsibilities of these positions include: planning and executing projects in the above areas. Additional duties as a Research Associate/Senior Research Associate will include contributing preliminary data design for grant proposals as well as scientific publications. For recent publications see Srivastava et al. PLoS Pathog. 4, e1000059; Hrecka et al. PNAS 104, 11778; Hrecka et al. Nature 474, 658.


All candidates are expected to have a PhD in Molecular Virology, Biochemistry or Genetics; multiple publications in internationally recognized journals, and experience in molecular biology, biochemistry or molecular virology. These positions involve extensive use of lentiviral/retroviral vectors, flow cytometry, real time PCR, and RNA interference. Priority will be given to applicants with prior experience with experimental systems of interest. 

  • The position of Postdoctoral Scholar is open to candidates with 0-2 years of postdoctoral experience. 
  • The Research Associate position is open to candidates with 2 to 4 years of postdoctoral experience. 
  • The position of Senior Research Associate is open to candidates with 5 or more years of postdoctoral experience. Salary and benefits are in keeping with NIH scales.


Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, current CV, and names and contact information for three referees to: Only complete applications will be considered.