Post-doc Position Available – University of Nevada Reno School of Medicine

Type: Internship
Location: Reno, Nevada

Job Description:

The Department of Microbiology & Immunology at the University of Nevada School of Medicine (Reno campus) seeks one (1) Postdoctoral Fellow to work in Dr. Cyprian Rossetto’s lab. Candidates will perform research on Kaposi’s Sarcoma-Associated Herpesvirus (KSHV), focusing on viral encoded long non-coding RNA. Techniques used include the generation of mutant KSHV strains and their use in functional assays, Western blot and Southern blot analyses, quantitative PCR (qPCR), transcriptomic analyses (RNAseq), chromatin-immunoprecipitation (ChIP), and primary models of infection. Candidates should have previous experience with herpesviruses and a strong background in molecular biology, mammalian tissue culture, and scientific writing for publications. Individuals will be responsible for the planning, performance, and trouble-shooting of all experiments. Computational analysis of RNA-Seq data and ChIP-Seq required.

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For full consideration, you must attach the following documents with your application (at the link above):

Letter of Application (cover letter)
Three professional References with contact information (phone and email)

The University of Nevada, Reno has a growing and increasingly diverse student enrollment of approximately 21,000 including over 2,800 graduate students. The university has been recognized as a Tier I institution by US News and World Report. Located in the picturesque base of the Sierra Nevada, the University is a 45 minute drive from Lake Tahoe and four hours from San Francisco and the Napa-Sonoma wine country. The Pacific Crest Trail is nearby for hiking and biking, and fantastic ski areas abound. The city offers an excellent living environment, due to its mountains, short commutes, growing arts community, increasing international flavor, and strong academic ties through the presence of Nevada’s oldest University. The Reno/Tahoe area has an active art and cultural scene including a month-long summer Arts festival, a nationally accredited art museum, and the annual Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, and on the nearby Black Rock desert, the Burning Man Festival. In recent years, the Reno area has been actively engaged in diversifying its economy by attracting high-tech companies, recently winning a nationwide competition for Tesla’s gigafactory. Apple and Switch have recently chosen the area for large expansions. Northern Nevada is an emerging leader for sustainable energy development. Also notable is the absence of a personal income tax in the state of Nevada.

The Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Nevada School of Medicine is a community of 12 faculty, 10 senior scientists, 7 postdoctoral fellows, 8 graduate students and 2 support staff who are actively engaged in innovative research, discovery and education. Research in the department focuses on emerging microbial infections, antibody based diagnostics and therapeutics, cancer immunology, herpesvirus replication and streptococcal pathogenesis.

Further information about the Department and the faculty research interests can be obtained at

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