Position in RNA-based Mechanisms of Antiviral and Antitumor Immunity
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A Postdoctoral position is available within the Karijolich laboratory at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. The laboratory is within the Departments of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology (PMI), and Biochemistry. We are also affiliated with the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), Vanderbilt Center for Immunobiology (VCI), and the Vanderbilt Institute for Infection, Immunology, and Inflammation (VI4).

The laboratory is broadly interested in RNA-based mechanisms of antiviral and antitumor immunity. Topics of interest to the lab include innate immune sensing of double-stranded RNA, co-option of transposable elements in infection and immunity, transcriptional and post-transcriptional regulation of immune responses, and RNA modification and structure during infection. Our work is multidisciplinary and combines RNA biochemistry, immunology, virology, and high-throughput sequencing and proteomic approaches. The laboratory is well funded with grants from the National Institutes of Health, American Cancer Society, and Pew Charitable Trusts Foundation.

Candidates must have or plan to have a Ph.D. and should possess expertise in molecular and cellular biology. There is a strong preference for applicants that have experience processing and analyzing high-throughput sequencing data. To apply, please send CV, brief statement of research experience/interests and contact information for at least two references to: [email protected]

Vanderbilt University is consistently ranked within the top 15 medical schools in the country and is located in Nashville (Music City, USA). Nashville, which is located on the Cumberland river, is a vibrant city with a rich cultural and intellectual scene.