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Postdoctoral positions: Development of novel vaccines and therapeutics against SARS-CoV-2
Pennsylvania State University in University Park, Illinois
 
 
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Date Posted 01/17/2021
Category
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

CURRENT EMPLOYEES OR STUDENTS:

If you are a current employee (faculty, staff, technical service, or student) at Penn State, please login to Workday to complete the internal application process . If you are a current student at Penn State and seeking employment with Penn State, please login to Workday to complete the student application process .

JOB DESCRIPTION AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

The Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, at the Pennsylvania State University, is inviting applications for postdoctoral research positions as part of an NIH-funded project focused on developing novel vaccine platforms for COVID-19. The successful applicants will join a vibrant team that conducts basic and translational research focused on the development of novel vaccines and therapeutics against influenza, SARS-CoV-2, and other viruses.

We are seeking highly motivated Post-Doctoral Research Associates with experience in the use of immunological, molecular, and biochemical techniques, as well as mouse experimentation and human cell lines and clinical samples. The successful applicants will be supervised by a team composed of Profs Suresh Kuchipudi (Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics, The Pennsylvania State University), Suresh Mittal (Institute of Inflammation, Immunology and Infectious Disease, Purdue University), and Prakash Sambhara (Immunology section, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). The project covers a comprehensive analysis of immunome, Microbiome, metabolome, proteome, and transcriptome post-immunization and viral infection in both cells and animal models.

Research activities include:

  • SARS-CoV-2 infection and vaccine challenge experiments with pre-clinical animal (mouse and Syrian Hamsters) models

Additional responsibilities include:

  • post-doctoral researchers will also be involved in the laboratory maintenance including routine equipment maintenance; proper handling, disposal, of hazardous materials and waste; maintaining an inventory of laboratory materials; and maintaining a safe and clean laboratory environment.

Experience:

  • Experience in molecular virology techniques (cloning and reverse genetics), immunophenotyping, and multi-color flow cytometry is highly desirable. 

  • Demonstrated ability to work in BSL-3 environment is highly desired.

Education:

Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate in an appropriate field and be able to provide evidence that all requirements have been met for completion of the Ph.D. prior to the effective date of hire.

There are two Postdoctoral positions available. One position will be based at The Pennsylvania State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Animal Diagnostic Lab, in University Park, PA. The second position will be based at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, GA.

These are fixed-term position funded for one year from date of hire with an excellent possibility of re-funding. Successful completion of necessary background checks will be required.

Interested applicants should upload: 1) CV, 2) cover letter describing research interests, career goals and which, if either, location is preferred, and 3) the names of three professional references. Application materials should be addressed to Dr. Suresh Kuchipudi (svk11@psu.edu). Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.   (Please upload documents as ONE  document due to system requirements.)

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review here .

Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. 

EEO is the Law

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applications without regards to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact 814-865-1473.

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CURRENT EMPLOYEES OR STUDENTS:

If you are a current employee (faculty, staff, technical service, or student) at Penn State, please login to Workday to complete the internal application process . If you are a current student at Penn State and seeking employment with Penn State, please login to Workday to complete the student application process .

JOB DESCRIPTION AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

The Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, at the Pennsylvania State University, is inviting applications for postdoctoral research positions as part of an NIH-funded project focused on developing novel vaccine platforms for COVID-19. The successful applicants will join a vibrant team that conducts basic and translational research focused on the development of novel vaccines and therapeutics against influenza, SARS-CoV-2, and other viruses.

We are seeking highly motivated Post-Doctoral Research Associates with experience in the use of immunological, molecular, and biochemical techniques, as well as mouse experimentation and human cell lines and clinical samples. The successful applicants will be supervised by a team composed of Profs Suresh Kuchipudi (Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics, The Pennsylvania State University), Suresh Mittal (Institute of Inflammation, Immunology and Infectious Disease, Purdue University), and Prakash Sambhara (Immunology section, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). The project covers a comprehensive analysis of immunome, Microbiome, metabolome, proteome, and transcriptome post-immunization and viral infection in both cells and animal models.

Research activities include:

  • SARS-CoV-2 infection and vaccine challenge experiments with pre-clinical animal (mouse and Syrian Hamsters) models

Additional responsibilities include:

  • post-doctoral researchers will also be involved in the laboratory maintenance including routine equipment maintenance; proper handling, disposal, of hazardous materials and waste; maintaining an inventory of laboratory materials; and maintaining a safe and clean laboratory environment.

Experience:

  • Experience in molecular virology techniques (cloning and reverse genetics), immunophenotyping, and multi-color flow cytometry is highly desirable. 

  • Demonstrated ability to work in BSL-3 environment is highly desired.

Education:

Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate in an appropriate field and be able to provide evidence that all requirements have been met for completion of the Ph.D. prior to the effective date of hire.

There are two Postdoctoral positions available. One position will be based at The Pennsylvania State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Animal Diagnostic Lab, in University Park, PA. The second position will be based at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, GA.

These are fixed-term position funded for one year from date of hire with an excellent possibility of re-funding. Successful completion of necessary background checks will be required.

Interested applicants should upload: 1) CV, 2) cover letter describing research interests, career goals and which, if either, location is preferred, and 3) the names of three professional references. Application materials should be addressed to Dr. Suresh Kuchipudi (svk11@psu.edu). Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.   (Please upload documents as ONE  document due to system requirements.)

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review here .

Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. 

EEO is the Law

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applications without regards to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact 814-865-1473.

Affirmative Action

Penn State Policies

Copyright Information

Hotlines

University Park, PA

Atlanta, GA, GA

University Park, PA

,

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