Postdoctoral Position – HIV Replication, Retroviral RNA Packaging, and Virus Assembly

Position Description:

A postdoctoral position is available in the Viral Recombination Section (VRS), HIV Dynamics and Replication Program (HIV DRP), Center for Cancer Research (CCR).  The VRS studies retroviral replication using human immunodeficiency viruses and other retroviruses, with a particular emphasis on the mechanisms of viral RNA biology, specific RNA packaging, virus assembly, and HIV replication.  Molecular tools and advanced imaging approaches are used to dissect various aspects of viral replication mechanisms.  A more complete description of the projects can be found at


Interested candidates must have a Ph.D. and/or an M.D. and have less than 5 years of postdoctoral experience.  Applicants must have a strong background in molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology, and/or virology.  The stipend starts at $51,900, commensurate with experience.  This is a time-limited, renewable appointment.

To Apply:

Submit a cover letter, CV including bibliography, and contact information for three references to the following address:

Dr. Wei-Shau Hu
Viral Recombination Section
HIV Dynamics and Replication Program
National Cancer Institute
P.O. Box B
Building 535, Room 336
Frederick, MD 21702-1201

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