Postdoctoral Scientist

We seek a molecular biologist with experience in phage display, vector design, and/or molecular cloning of monoclonal antibodies. The research work will focus on building an immune barrier with antibodies, including secretory IgA, at mucosal levels against HIV transmission. Proof-of-concept studies will be conducted in nonhuman primate models. The postdoctoral fellow will join the group of Dr. Ruth Ruprecht, who heads a multi-institutional AIDS research program at the Texas Biomedical Research Institute, the parent institution of the Southwest National Primate Research Center.

Job Responsibilities:

  1. Isolate and characterize neutralizing and non-neutralizing antibodies associated with protection.
  2. Perform antibody assays including neutralization, Fc-mediated antiviral functions, transcytosis, virion capture and epitope identification using phage display.
  3. Cloning and large scale production of monoclonal antibodies and vectors.
  4. Analyze experimental data and interpret results; prepare data for presentation at scientific meeting and for publication in journals.
  5. Mentor students and technicians.
  6. Perform other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/SKILLS: REQUIRED: Doctoral degree (Ph.D., M.D., or D.V.M.) in molecular biology, immunology, virology/microbiology or related scientific discipline. Highly skilled in molecular biology, phage display and vector design. Knowledge in basic virology and immunology, including analysis of humoral immune responses, will be a plus.  Excellent communication skills. Ability to perform as a team member with good interpersonal skills. PREFERRED: Background in HIV biology and experience in working in BSL-2+ setting.

OTHER: The position is open and available immediately with a flexible start date. Please submit a cover letter, CV, brief description of scientific accomplishments and future plans and three reference letters to Dr. Ruth Ruprecht at gro.d1513188116emoib1513188116xt@th1513188116cerpu1513188116rr1513188116.

Application packets are accepted electronically or in hard copy.  A completed application packet is a requirement for all positions. Texas Biomed is committed to a drug free workplace.  Equal Employment Opportunity/M/F/Disability/Protected Veteran Status

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