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Postdoctoral Appointee in Viral Pathogenesis

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Title Postdoctoral Appointee in Viral Pathogenesis
Specific Title
Appointment Type Postdoctoral Fellow
Department IUSM - Microbiology & Immunology
Campus IU School of Medicine Indianapolis
Position Summary
The laboratory of Christopher Robinson, Ph.D. in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Appointee.
The primary responsibilities of this role are to assist the principal investigator in conducting a wide range of complex experiments with a degree of independence in conducting research in: 1) identifying bacteria and specific bacterial enhancers of Coxsackievirus replication and pathogenesis; 2) accessing the role of Coxsackievirus sex bias in viral pathogenesis.
Responsibilities also include performing complex techniques or procedures including, but not limited to:
Mouse handling, sacrifice, and dissection.
Tissue culture techniques necessary for in vitro experimentation.
Flow cytometry
Molecular biology techniques
Coordinate and provide training to research technicians and/or graduate students as needed. Train laboratory personnel in various techniques and analysis as needed.
Assist in preparing completed research reports or analyses on each project phase. Direct or participate in the tabulation and computation of project results. Write results of experiments and assist in writing articles for publication.
Participate in the development of grants for the PI and for future fellowship award applications.
Maintain knowledge of scientific trends through readings, conferences, and seminars. Review literature to identify suitable procedures and methods.
Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
As the nations largest medical school, IUSM is committed to being an institution that not onlyreflects the diversity of the learners we teach and the patient populations we serve, but alsopursues the values of diversity, equity and inclusion that inform academic excellence. We desirecandidates who enhance our representational diversity, as well as those whose work contributes to equitable and inclusive learning and working environments for our students, staff, and faculty. IUSM strives to take an anti-racist stance, regularly evaluating and updating its policies, procedures, and practices to confer equitable opportunities for contribution and advancement for all members of our community. We invite individuals who will join us in our mission to advance racial equity to transform health and wellbeing for all throughout the state of Indiana.
Required: Ph.D. in the Biological Sciences. Expertise in the application and adaptation of numerous research techniques and procedures also required.
Basic Qualifications
Doctoral or terminal degree is required
Department Contact for Questions
Dr. Christopher Robinson, cmrobin@iu.edu
Additional Qualifications
Special Instructions
Priority Application Review Deadline
Expected Start Date
OAA # IUSM-01654-2023

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