Applications are Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Colorado Denver are open. The University of Colorado Denver Department of Neurology has an opening for a motivated, full-time postdoctoral fellowship to lead projects investigating how alphaherpesvirus genes are regulated and how these products can initiate a sustained proinflammatory environment.
The postdoctoral fellow will work independently under the supervision of the principal investigator (PI) to assist in the design, performance, and analysis of experiments, as well as preparation of manuscripts and grants.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
- Design experiments to determine the pathways initiated by the varicella-zoster virus (VZV) and herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) infection that initiate and maintain a pro-inflammatory response in both infected and bystander cells.
- Design experiments to determine the epigenetic regulation of VZV gene transcription as the virus transitions from latent to lytic infection during reactivation.
- Analyze NG-sequencing data obtained by ATAC, ChIP, and RNA-seq libraries at the bulk and single-cell level.
- Assist with maintaining standard cell cultures along with culturing neuronal and biopsy tissue.
- Working, communicating, and collaborating with various colleagues (e.g., principal investigator, research staff, finance and billing professionals, and regulatory team).
- Ph.D. in Virology, Immunology, Cell Biology, Neuroscience or associated field.
- Ability to analyze cellular pathways as they apply to inflammation.
- Current understanding of transcriptional control.
- Outstanding interpersonal as well as communication skills with the ability to work independently and within diverse team structures.
- A positive, motivated, engaged, and caring attitude.
- Great attention to detail and quality as well as the ability to follow all department SOPs and department policies.
- Good documentation practices. Furthermore, dedication to professional development and life-long learning.
- Ability to be adaptable, flexible, and to think on your feet.
- Interest in developing in vitro tissue culture models.
- Ability to analyze NG-sequencing data both through established program packages and self-generated programs.
The University of Denver (DU) is a private research university in Denver, Colorado. It is classified among “R2: Doctoral Universities – High research activity”. DU enrolls approximately 5,700 undergraduate students and 7,200 graduate students. The 125-acre (0.51 km2) main campus is a designated arboretum and is located primarily in the University Neighborhood, about five miles (8 km) south of downtown Denver.