The Molecular and Cellular Virology Laboratory (virologylab.ca, Principal Investigator Dr. Denys Khaperskyy, Assistant Professor) at the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine is recruiting a Postdoctoral Fellow to lead a research project on viral mechanisms of host shutoff. The project’s focus will fall within the theme of 5-year CIHR Project grant titled “Molecular mechanisms of host shutoff by respiratory viruses and their contribution to viral pathogenesis”. The qualified candidate will hold a PhD degree in microbiology, immunology, or a closely related field and have at least 2 years of research experience in virology, immunology, cell biology, or a similar field of biomedical sciences if PhD degree was obtained prior to 2020. Experience working with mammalian cell culture and mastery of basic molecular biology techniques is required. Prior research involving viruses and/or innate immune responses to viral infection in cell culture models or animal infection models would be an asset.
June 12, 2021