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Postdoctoral Scholar - Viral genomics and neuronal infection

Description The laboratory of Moriah Szpara at The Pennsylvania State University seeks postdoctoral scholars to join a group focused on genetic and genomic variation of herpes simplex virus and other neurotropic viruses, and how this impacts their neurovirulence and human health outcomes. Current research programs ongoing in the lab can be found at the laboratory. Candidates with strong track records of accomplishment in neurobiology, virology, comparative genomics, or advanced cell biology imaging are strongly encouraged to apply. The candidate will be expected to lead their own individual projects as well as contributing to collaborative research efforts. Exceptional opportunities are available for highly motivated candidates who have recently received their Ph.D. and have a strong publication record, regardless of their specific area of expertise. Dr. Szpara belongs to the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences. The lab participates in the Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics (CIDD), the Center for Systems Genomics (CSG), and the Center for the Molecular Investigation of Neurological Disorders (CMIND), along with a number of graduate programs. This position requires a doctoral (Ph.D.) degree or higher in a scientific discipline. The successful applicant must complete a background check(s) in accordance with University policies. To apply, please include 1) a resume or CV with educational background, publications, and work experience (Ph.D. thesis and beyond), 2) a cover letter detailing your research interests and goals, and 3) contact information for three or more references that can provide letters of recommendation. This is a fixed-term position funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of refunding. 82093
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