Dr. Mohsan Saeed’s laboratory at Boston University’s National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL) is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral associate for a project on the interplay between viruses and the host innate immune system. The candidate will test the role of several newly identified proteins in inhibiting viral infections, using stem cell-derived systems and small animal models of infection. The work will involve the use of modern molecular techniques, including CRISPR/Cas9, proximity-based protein labeling, proteomics, and high-resolution cell imaging. The strong conceptual and technological foundation of this project along with the presence of compelling preliminary data presents a solid platform for several high-quality publications.

The candidate will benefit from the high-tech facilities and extremely resourceful environment of the NEIDL. Dr. Saeed’s ongoing collaborations with Boston University’s Center for Regenerative Medicine (CReM) and Center for Network Systems Biology (CNSB), NEIDL’s seminar series featuring world-renowned experts in virology, emerging infectious diseases, and immunology, and highly rich academic environment of the city of Boston. As an employee of Boston University, the candidate will be eligible for a variety of outstanding benefit programs offered through the university. To learn more, visit www.bu.edu/benefits.

The ideal candidate should have a recent Ph.D. or equivalent degree in molecular microbiology, extensive experience with viruses and cell culture, first-author publications in peer reviewed journals, strong communication and analytical abilities, and enthusiasm for basic science research. The candidates with expertise in stem cell technology and mouse work will be preferred.

Please send your resume/CV and list of publications to Dr. Mohsan Saeed at msaeed1@bu.edu