The Plemper laboratory in the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University seeks a highly motivated postdoctoral associate to work on the structural and functional characterization of the paramyxovirus polymerase. It is the overarching goal of this translational project to develop novel antiviral therapeutics directed against clinically highly significant members of the paramyxovirus family such as respiratory syncytial virus. The position complements existing strengths of the laboratory in myxovirus biology and drug development (i.e. Krumm et al, Science Trans Med 6, 2014; Yan et al, JVI 87, 2013; Brindley et al, PNAS 109, 2012). The successful applicant will join an interdisciplinary team that works at the interface of molecular virology, protein biophysics, structural biology, and medicinal chemistry. The ideal candidate has experience in mammalian cell culture, protein biochemistry and basic molecular biology techniques. Additional desirable skills include expertise in molecular modeling and recombinant protein expression and purification.
The newly established Institute for Biomedical Sciences offers state of the art facilities, an outstanding research environment and an affordable big-city life. The lab is housed in a new building and provides an excellent environment for a growing team of dynamic and enthusiastic scientists. Please contact Prof. Richard Plemper at firstname.lastname@example.org
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