Biology of Powassan virus transmission at the tick-virus-host interface.

OPPORTUNITY: The Thangamani Lab, at the SUNY Upstate Medical University, is looking for a Post-Doctoral researcher with interests in elucidating the molecular mechanisms of Powassan virus transmission.

JOB SUMMARY: The successful candidate for this Post-Doctoral position will work independently on projects related to tick-borne viruses, specifically on the Powassan virus. The project will focus on elucidating the molecular mechanisms of Powassan virus transmission at the tick-virus-host interface (skin/tick feeding site). The fellow will be expected to publish on these topics and assist in obtaining funding. The fellow will also be expected to help develop new avenues of research related to the mission of the Lab.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION: A Ph.D. degree in a relevant scientific discipline, including microbiology, virology, molecular biology, vector biology, immunology.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: A strong record of scientific excellence, as evidenced by publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

Contact Information: Saravanan Thangamani (thangams@upstate.edu)

About Thangamani Lab: The Thangamani Lab is housed within the SUNY Center for Environmental Health and Medicine (CEHM) at the Upstate Medical University in Syracuse NY. The lab has a diverse research portfolio including (1) Vector (mosquito and ticks), host (mouse and human) and viral (Powassan, Heartland, Chikungunya, and Zika) determinants of arboviral transmission; (2) tick-borne co-infections; (3) Immunology at the tick-virus-host interface; (4) Development of anti-tick vaccines; (5) Climate change and ecology of tick-borne diseases; (6) Tick and tick-borne disease surveillance in New York (Citizen Science). The Lab collaborates with inter-disciplinary researchers from several academic and State/National/International labs to facilitate and further the overall research objectives. The Lab is funded by NIH, USDA, NY State, and SUNY grants. Currently, the Lab has one Research Scientist, two graduate students, and four research associates. Additional information about the Lab are at www.thangamani-lab.com

Type
Postdoc
Institution
Thangamani Lab, SUNY Upstate Medical University
City
Syracuse
Country
USA
Closing date
July 1st, 2020
Posted on
March 11th, 2020 15:25
Last updated
March 11th, 2020 15:25
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