Post Doctoral Associate

University of Pittsburgh

Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh

Job posting number: #7156743 (Ref:22008209)

Posted: June 21, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


A postdoctoral position is available immediately to study the interactions between the encephalitic alphaviruses and their hosts, focusing on processes of viral neuroinvasion, CNS spread and persistent replication, and the relationships of these factors to disease development after infection with eastern and Venezuelan equine encephalitis viruses.  Techniques such as 3D ribbon scanning confocal microscopy, in vivo imaging, PET/CT, and CNS cell flow cytometry will be used with mouse, ferret, and NHP models. 


This position is eligible for a $7,500 RBL Premium Payment.  Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States and will be required to obtain Department of Justice security clearance for work with Select Agents and Toxins, as required by federal regulation.


Qualifications:   The candidate should have a Ph.D. degree and be familiar with basic techniques in molecular biology, cell biology, and immunology.  Research experience in RNA virology, animal infection by viral pathogens, and/or analysis of pathology associated with viral diseases is highly desirable.  Individuals with experience working in BSL-3 containment are particularly encouraged to apply.


Interested individuals should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the name, address, e-mail, and telephone number for three references to William B. Klimstra, Center for Vaccine Research, University of Pittsburgh, 9047 BST3, 3501 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15261. Tel: 412-648-5962; Email: [email protected]; website:

Position Location: the University of Pittsburgh • Center for Vaccine Research • 9014 Biomedical Science Tower • 3501 Fifth Avenue • Pittsburgh, PA 15261 • USA

 Even though this Position will be appointed in the Department of Immunology, the work will be performed for the University of Pittsburgh, Center for Vaccine Research in 9014 Biomedical Science Tower • 3501 Fifth Avenue • Pittsburgh, PA 15261 • USA 

The University of Pittsburgh is committed to championing all aspects of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility within our community. This commitment is a fundamental value of the University and is crucial in helping us advance our mission, which includes attracting and retaining diverse workforces. We will continue to create and maintain an environment that allows individuals to discover, belong, contribute, and grow, while honoring the experiences, perspectives, and unique identities of all.

 The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets. The University of Pittsburgh requires all Pitt constituents (employees and students) on all campuses to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption. Visit to learn more about this requirement. 

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Job posting number:#7156743 (Ref:22008209)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:University of Pittsburgh
United States
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