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Tuesday, December 22, 2009


Postdoc and Research Scientist positions in Duke Human Vaccine Institute

Department Name: Duke Human Vaccine Institute
Position: Postdoctoral Associate

Description: The Duke Human Vaccine Institute, occupying a place of national and international leadership in the fight against major infectious diseases, is currently recruiting for a Postdoctoral Position in Molecular Virology and Immunology. We are seeking a highly motivated recent graduate to join our project to study the impact of genetic variation of HIV-1 on viral biological phenotypes and vaccine development.

Requirements: Highly motivated individuals with a recent Ph.D. and/or M.D. and experience in RT-PCR, cloning, sequence analysis, virus culture and neutralization assays are encouraged to apply. Candidates should send a cover letter, current CV, and three letters of reference to: Dr. Feng Gao, Duke Human Vaccine Institute, Box 103020, 106 Research Drive, Durham, NC 27710. Email: Please reference ‘Postdoc’ in subject line of email.

Department Name: Duke Human Vaccine Institute
Position: Research Scientist

Description: The Human Vaccine Institute at Duke University is currently seeking a Research Scientist to join the Macromolecular X-ray Crystallography and Small Molecule X-Ray Crystallography labs. The Research Scientist will assist facility users in a variety of crystallography-specific and related tasks including training users in safe and proper use of equipment / software and advising users on experimental designs and strategies (such as providing guidance on selecting screens for initial crystallization trials; repeating, optimizing and translating hit conditions; data collection strategies; data processing assistance; phasing, rebuilding and refining structures) as well a s troubleshooting problems and performing regularly scheduled maintenance on equipment.

Requirements: Qualified candidates should have a Ph.D. in a scientific discipline or in the health or physical sciences with a minimum of two years' specific experience with X-ray crystallography. Experience with crystallography robotics, crystallography software, small molecule crystallography, protein purification, and hardware maintenance is desired. Interested candidates should submit a resume and three references to: Nathan Nicely, Ph.D. Please note ‘XRC’ in the subject line.
Contact Name: Catherine Bullock
Contact Phone: 919-681-6187
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