Essential Functions: A post-doctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Susmit Suvas, Associate Professor, who works in the area of Viral Immunology at Wayne State University School of Medicine. The PI is continuously funded from NIH from 2009.The successful applicant will work independently to perform research involving immunity and immunopathogenesis to herpes simplex virus-1 (HSV-1) infection in the mouse model. The successful applicant will perform these studies under the direct supervision of the Principal Investigator. The lab is currently funded to study immune cell metabolism in herpes stromal keratitis lesions. Additionally, the lab is studying the role of neuropeptides in the establishment, maintenance and reactivation of latent HSV-1 infection from trigeminal ganglia. Individual will also work closely with other researchers in the lab. Other responsibilities include writing peer-reviewed manuscripts, project reports, and presenting his/her work in national/international conferences. Additional duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Ph.D. is required. Previous experience in mouse handling is required. Technical expertise in real-time PCR and Western blotting is needed. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required and the ability to work both in a team environment and independently.
Internal Number: 76_208526
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Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Wayne State?s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over nearly 200 acres; its five extension centers offer higher education to people throughout Southeast Michigan. Wayne State is dedicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan?s public universities. Its students represent 49 U.S. states and more than 60 countries.