The Wan Lab in the Bond Life Sciences Center is seeking a Post Doctoral Fellow in Virology.
Function: Perform Influenza Virology and Systems Biology Research
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: This person in this position will perform research to develop novel influenza vaccines, evaluate influenza vaccine efficacy and/or identify and characterize virus biomarkers (RNA sequence, protein sequence, or glycosylation patterns) determining influenza host tropisms and antigenicity. S/he will be responsible for recording all methods, results, and other relevant information in an organized manner as instructed by the Principal Investigator. S/he will be expected to perform experiments, data analysis and manuscript preparation. The successful candidate should be highly motivated and integrate well be within a diverse team
The following lists five representative publications.
Zhang, X., H. Sun, F. L. Cunningham, L. Li, K. Hanson-Dorr, M. W. Hopken, J. Cooley, L.-P. Long, J. A. Baroch, T. Li, B. S. Schmit, X. Lin, A. K. Olivier, R. G. Jarman, T. J. DeLiberto, and X.-F. Wan. 2018. Tissue tropisms opt for transmissible reassortants during avian and swine influenza A virus co-infection in swine. PLoS Pathogens, 14(12):e1007417.
Wen, F., S. Blackmon, A. K. Olivier, L. Li, G. Guan, H. Sun, and P. Wang, and X.-F. Wan. 2018. Mutation W222L at the receptor binding site of hemagglutinin could facilitate viral adaption from equine influenza A(H3N8) virus to dogs. Journal of Virology, 92(18). pii: e01115-18.
Ferguson, L, K. Luo, A. K. Olivier, F. L. Cunningham, S. Blackmon, K. Hanson-Dorr, H. Sun, J. Baroch, M. W. Lutman, B. Quade, W. Epperson, and R. Webby, T. J. DeLiberto, and X.-F. Wan. 2018. Influenza D Virus Infection in Feral Swine Populations in the United States. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 24(6): 1019-1027.
Wen, F., L. Li, N. Zhao, M.-J. Chiang, H. Xie, J. Cooley, R. Webby, P. G. Wang, and X.-F. Wan. 2018. A Y161F hemagglutinin substitution increases thermostability and improves yields of 2009 H1N1 influenza A Virus in cells. Journal of Virology, 92(2). pii: e01621-17.
Sun, H, S. Blackmon, G. Yang, K. Waters, T. Li, R. Tangwangvivat, Y. Xu, D. Shyu, F. Wen, J. Cooley, L. Senter, X. Lin, R. Jarman, L. Hanson, R. Webby, and X.-F. Wan. 2017. Zoonotic Risk, Pathogenesis, and Transmission of Avian-Origin H3N2 Canine Influenza Virus. Journal of Virology, 91(21). pii: e00637-17.
This position requires a Ph.D. degree in Virology, Molecular Biology, or related degree. Previous experience in influenza virus or Virology is a plus.
Application, Curriculum Vitae, List of References
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