Postdoctoral scientist position in cryo-ET of host-virus interaction.

The laboratories of Anne 
Moscona<http://www.physiology.columbia.edu/moscona.html> at Columbia University 
Medical School and Amedee des 
Georges<http://structbio.asrc.cuny.edu/people/dr-amedee-des-georges/> at City 
University of New York are jointly looking for a postdoctoral scientist to 
explore the molecular mechanisms of viral entry into host cells.  The aim is to 
use cryo-electron tomography to elucidate the relationship between structural 
features of the entry process and viral evolution, fitness, and 
transmissibility of human parainfluenza virus type 3 (HPIV3), an enveloped 
virus representative of the important group of human paramyxoviruses.

Highly motivated PhD graduates with a strong drive and unconditional interest 
in science should apply. The candidate should have experience in structural 
biology. Preferred experience is with cryo-electron microscopy, protein 
biochemistry and biophysics; however, cryo-electron microscopy is not a 
prerequisite and motivated applicants from other areas of structural biology 
are welcome to apply.

The successful candidate would join the newly developed Center for 
Host-Pathogen Interaction housed in the department of Microbiology & Immunology 
at the Columbia University Medical Center. The research program whose academic 
links to three departments -- Microbiology & Immunology, Pediatrics, and 
Physiology & Biophysics – support a rich academic environment. The initiative 
is designed around the interdisciplinary theme of virus-host interactions. 
Projects draw from strategies and methods of molecular biology, cell biology, 
biophysics, immunology, computational biology, structural biology, and 
virology. The laboratories conduct basic research on paramyxoviruses that cause 
serious and prevalent childhood diseases, and on newly emerging human RNA 
viruses that are increasingly the source of global epidemics.

The applicant would also work closely with the laboratory of Dr. Amedee  des 
Georges at the new CUNY Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC).
Opened in Fall 2014 in the heart of Manhattan, the 200,000 ft2 CUNY Advanced 
Science Research Center (ASRC) offers a highly interactive and collaborative 
environment that integrates structural biologists with colleagues in 
neuroscience, photonics, nanoscience and environmental sciences.  Combining 
world-class experts in these areas with state-of-the-art 
instrumentation<http://www.asrc.cuny.edu/facilities/> both at the ASRC and at 
the adjacent New York Structural Biology Center<http://nysbc.org/>  including 
several FEI Titan and Krios cryo-electron microscopes, the ASRC offers a unique 
opportunity for research programs to flourish among normally-disparate fields.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter of their experience, current 
curriculum vitae (CV), publication list and contact information for three 
referees in the briefest delays to 
amedee.desgeor...@asrc.cuny.edu<mailto:amedee.desgeor...@asrc.cuny.edu> . 
Position will close as soon as it is filled.

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Amedee des Georges, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Structural Biology Initiative, CUNY Advanced Science 
Research Center
Assistant professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry, City College of New York
amedee.desgeor...@asrc.cuny.edu<mailto:amedee.desgeor...@asrc.cuny.edu> - 
http://asrc.cuny.edu  -  212-413-3232
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Amedee des Georges, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Structural Biology Initiative, CUNY Advanced Science 
Research Center
Assistant professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry, City College of New York
amedee.desgeor...@asrc.cuny.edu<mailto:amedee.desgeor...@asrc.cuny.edu> - 
http://asrc.cuny.edu  -  212-413-3232

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