Lab-Montaner - Post-Doctoral Fellow (HIV Program)

The Wistar Institute, 3601 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America Req #793
Tuesday, June 20, 2023

The Wistar Institute is a world leader in early-stage discovery science in the areas of cancer, immunology, and infectious disease. Wistar is committed to accelerating research advances from bench to bedside through brilliant science and distinctive approaches to collaboration among scientific investigators and academic and industry partners. Wistar’s dynamic environment supports the advancement of discoveries that will change the future of human health.

The Wistar Institute is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). All candidates must share our commitment to DEI. The Wistar Institute is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, mentoring, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of our academic/research community.

The Wistar Institute is currently seeking a Post-Doctoral Fellow to join the HIV research team in the laboratory of Dr. Luis Montaner. The Montaner lab combines virological and immune system-based research through long-standing community partnerships and clinical trials research, along with using laboratory models of virus infection.

The laboratory focuses on patient cohort and animal models to:

  • regulation of innate immunity in HIV infection and on ART
  • identifying new mechanisms of immunodeficiency (and discovering new approaches to reverse them)
  • exploring new cure-directed strategies
  • use of humanized mouse model in HIV infection

Candidates should have a PhD or equivalent (or be close to obtaining their doctoral degree) with a strong background in HIV virology, immunology, animal models, and molecular/cellular biology. Experience with molecular screening, bioinformatics, microscopy, and flow cytometry is a plus. Individuals eligible for National Research Service Award (NRSA) funding are highly desirable.

The Wistar Institute is located in the University City area of Philadelphia, in the heart of the University of Pennsylvania Campus. Wistar provides resources to its faculty and staff that enable them to conduct cutting edge collaborative research and provides for outstanding intellectual environments and state-of-the-art facilities.

We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits package.

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It is the policy of the Institute to provide equal employment opportunities to all individuals regardless of race, citizenship, ethnicity, color, creed, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, veteran status, mental or physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), pregnancy, caregiver status, domestic or sexual violence victim status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or on the basis of genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law, with respect to all terms and conditions of employment.

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