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Postdoc – Research Associate: Molecular Mechanisms of RNA Virus Replication and Host Interaction

The Organization:

The Morgridge Institute for Research is a private, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving human health through interdisciplinary biomedical research, in partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The Opportunity:

The Ahlquist laboratory is recruiting a post-doctoral researcher to study the molecular mechanisms of viral and host interactions in positive-strand RNA virus genome replication. Projects include multiple aspects of the structure, assembly and function of viral RNA replication complexes, which are fascinating molecular machines and major targets for virus control. These highly synergistic studies integrate cutting-edge molecular genetics, biochemistry, cell biology, and cryo-electron microscopy with bioinformatics and computational biology.

Successful candidates will join a dynamic, multidisciplinary team with diverse backgrounds and expertise in a well-equipped, interactive research environment on the campus of the UW-Madison. We offer an extraordinary work environment built around a multi-disciplinary fusion of ideas, state-of-the-art facilities, and commitment to mentorship. UW-Madison consistently ranks among the top U.S. universities for research and development and the City of Madison among the ‘best places to live in the US’ with a diversity of outdoor and cultural opportunities. For more information, please see:


Candidates should have a Ph.D. in cell and molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, microbiology, or a related field, and proven research productivity as demonstrated by publications. The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated, creative person with the ability to learn quickly and function both independently and within a team, and with excellent written and oral communication skills.

To Apply:

Qualified candidates interested in this opportunity are required to submit a single pdf document containing their CV and a cover letter detailing their current/previous research and names/address of three references as one document.

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