Position available for a POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW in Dr. William Jacobs's lab at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, New York to develop vaccines against Tuberculosis and HIV using a novel recombinant Herpes Simplex Virus-2 (HSV-2) ΔgD
vaccine vector (Petro, C., Gonzalez, P. et al.
2015 eLife PMID 25756612; Petro et al
. 2016 JCI Insight PMID 27536733). The project will involve mechanistic analyses with the aims of exploring the use of vaccine vectors that elicit high titer FcR activating ADCC antibodies to provide protection against HIV and Mycobacterium tuberculosis
.This work will be conducted in collaboration with Dr. Betsy Herold, Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Microbiology-Immunology at Einstein/Montefiore. Publications at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/myncbi/williamr.jacobsjr..1/bibliography/43476381/public/?sort=date&direction=descending
The Department of Microbiology & Immunology has a big tent dedicated to excellence in research with the ultimate goals of improving human health and training the next generation of biomedical research scientists. The faculty comprises a unique combination of basic researchers, and physician-scientists who have additional appointments in clinical divisions such as Infectious Diseases, Rheumatology, and Allergy and Immunology. The Department is highly interactive, meets weekly for work-in-progress seminars, and for an immunology journal club and hosts numerous outside seminar speakers.
The Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Einstein) is one of the nation's premier institutions for basic research and clinical investigation with ~300 research laboratories funded by more than $160 million from the National Institutes of Health. There are ~350 PhD students, including 125 in the combined MD/PhD programs, and ~350 postdoctoral fellows at Einstein http://einsteinpostdocs.info/
The Albert Einstein College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.
Postdoctoral fellows with at least 2-3 years of experience are strongly preferred. Applicants should have a track record of research excellence, and expertise in genetic manipulation of Herpes viruses or M. tuberculosis, immunological analyses or animal infection models. First author publication(s) in peer-reviewed, English language journals are necessary. Ability to work independently, creativity, motivation and a strong work ethic are important. A curriculum vitae with a description of research experiences and contact information for three references should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org