Research Scientist II, Virology, Genomics, Epigenetics

Posted on Jun 6, 2022 by University of Texas Medical Branch

Galveston, TX 77555
Immediate Start
Hourly Salary
Job Description
This NIAID-funded program project at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) is seeking an outstanding investigator to work on the molecular mechanisms of dysregulated immune response to Ebola virus. The collaborative team assembled by this program project is investigating how Ebola virus infection leads to cell-type specific transcriptional, posttranscriptional, and posttranslational alterations that lead to a dysregulated immune response, which paradoxically produces "immune paralysis" and hyperinflammation.

The laboratory of Dr. Alexander Bukreyev, Department of Pathology, is looking for an outstanding Research Scientist II to work on the role of epigenetic and transcriptional mechanisms in the pathogenesis of Ebola virus disease. The work can be extended to additional emerging viruses which require work in biocontainment, including but not limited to Marburg virus, Lassa virus, SARS-CoV-2 and hantaviruses. The work will include experiments in BSL-4 and BSL-2 labs and may be extended to BSL-3 labs. Candidates must have a Ph.D. and should have experience in virology and molecular biology and/or immunology, with preference given to those versed in transcriptional regulation of the immune response and/or epigenetics. A documented experience of work under BSL-4 and/or BSL3 biocontainment is desirable.

The program project team is part of a strong scientific community at UTMB, which includes the Galveston National Laboratory, and the greater Houston area, which includes the Texas Medical Center. Furthermore, the team includes collaborators at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the Cincinnati Children's Hospital.

All interested candidates should contact Dr. Alexander Bukreyev at: .

UTMB is situated on Galveston Island that features access to beaches, parks and a Victorian downtown area with nice restaurants and pubs. Galveston is located only 50 miles from the center of Houston, one of the largest and most diverse cities in the United States, and 25 minutes from League City a fast-growing and affordable city that has one of the best school systems in the state. Job Requirements
Min Qualifications
Ph.D. and experience in virology, immunology and/or molecular biology.

Preferred Skill/Competency
Prior experience in BSL-3 and/or BSL-4 is highly desired.

Prior experience in Virology, Immunology and Molecular Biology is highly desired.

Reference: 1620679450

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