Howard Hughes Medical Institute

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Postdoctoral Research Associate

at Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Posted: 2/25/2016
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 370
Keywords: research, laboratory

Job Description

Postdoctoral Opening

RNA Virus Replication and Host Interactions

The Ahlquist laboratory (HHMI, and UW-Madison) is recruiting two additional post-doctoral researchers to study the molecular mechanisms of genome replication and host interactions in positive-strand RNA viruses. 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. UW-Madison ranks fourth among all U.S. universities for research and development expenditures, exceeding $1.0 billion annually. Madison also ranks among the 'best places to live in the US' and post-docs thrive on its diversity of outdoor and cultural opportunities. For more information, please see:

Interested candidates should 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 at:

Paul Ahlquist, PhD


HHMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Required Skills

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

Required Experience