Institute for Molecular Virology, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
Postdoctoral Fellows are being sought to join an interdisciplinary research team (Louis Mansky, Joachim Mueller
and Wei Zhang) that is focused on:
1) Quantitative Fluorescence and the application of quantitative fluorescence imaging technologies (e.g., TIRF, PALM, FCS) for ongoing studies of human retrovirus (HIV & HTLV) particle biogenesis. Postdoctoral Fellows recruited will acquire extensive training in quantitative fluorescence imaging, and will join a strongly interactive, collaborative and collegial research environment.
2) Cryo-Electron Microscopy/Tomography and use of cryo-electron microscopy/tomography (cryo-EM/ET) to investigate human retrovirus (HIV & HTLV) particle structure and morphogenesis. Postdoctoral Fellows recruited will acquire extensive training in either quantitative fluorescence imaging or cryo-EM/ET, and will join a strongly interactive, collaborative and collegial research environment. Minneapolis is a dynamic and progressive city with outstanding cultural attractions and a high standard of living. For more info, see: https://www.minneapolis.org/visitor-information/
Postdoctoral Fellows recruited will be engaged in state-of-the-art fluorescence or cryo-EM/ET imaging technologies that are directed at addressing fundamental questions relevant to how enveloped virus assembly occurs at the plasma membrane. An interest and aptitude in mastering either quantitative fluorescence imaging or cryo-EM/ET technologies and applying them to the key questions under study is expected.
A robust career development program will be individually crafted for each postdoctoral fellow, which will emphasize not only research excellence, but also acquiring excellence in other skill sets to enhance successful job placement following the completion of their postdoctoral studies. An Individualized Development Plan (IDP) will be utilized to help chart progress, celebrate achievements, and address deficiencies. A key objective is to ensure that Postdoctoral Fellows are well prepared to compete in the job market, including positions as an independent investigator.
The Institute for Molecular Virology (IMV) serves as the nexus of the virology research community at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. For more info, see: https://www.virology.umn.edu
To apply, send via e-mail a cover letter describing research experience, career goals and objectives, CV, and the names of 3 references to:
Louis M. Mansky, Ph.D., Professor & Director
Institute for Molecular Virology
University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
Minneapolis, MN 55455 USA