Company:  Confidential

Job Title: Postdoctoral Research Associates –Virology and Antiviral Development

Job Number: 78861

Location: Chicago, US

Job Description

Job Title: Postdoctoral Research Associates –Virology and Antiviral Development


Job Summary

The laboratory of Dr. Lijun Rong in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology in the College of Medicine at University of Illinois Chicago is looking for motivated post-doctoral candidates to study virus-host interactions.  We currently have NIH-funded projects to study mechanisms of viral entry and replication of emerging viruses including SARS-CoV-2, filoviruses (Ebola virus and Marburg virus), influenza viruses, and henipaviruses, and to develop small molecule therapeutics against these viruses.

The candidates will incorporate these projects, and advance new projects in the broader area of the laboratory’s interest. Here is the lab link:




· Work with Principal Investigator to design and develop research projects.

· Conduct independent research experiments, including data collection and analysis.

· Test, optimize, and troubleshoot new and existing methods and techniques.

· Prepare scientific results for publication in peer-reviewed journals.

· Communicate results at internal and external scientific conferences.

· Assist in the training of graduate students and research staff.



· PhD degree in molecular biology, microbiology, immunology, or a related field.

· At least one first authored, peer-reviewed, publication.

· Knowledge of basic experimental design and statistics.

· Desirable: strong background in microbiology, molecular biology, and biochemistry. Research experience in high-throughput screening (HTS) is a plus


To Apply

Applicants should email a single pdf file containing a cover letter with brief description of research experience and future interests, curriculum vitae, and list of three references. Send the application materials to Dr. Lijun Rong by email: [Please click the Apply button for the link or email]


The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity and is particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people. We are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Offers of employment by the University of Illinois may be subject to approval by the University’s Board of Trustees and are made contingent upon the candidate’s successful completion of any criminal background checks and other pre-employment assessments that may be required for the position being offered.

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Application Deadline: 2024-07-31


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