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Host Cellular and Immune Responses to Viral Infections

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas

Position Description:

A post-doc position supported by NIH funding is immediately available in the laboratory of Dr. Jia Liu at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences ( Our team is looking for a highly motivated cell biologist or virologist, who also has expertise in immunology, and is interested in investigating host cellular and immune responses to viral infections. Good communication skills, and experience in molecular biology and cell biology are required. Other desirable experience includes being proficient with fluorescent microscope, proteomics, and at handling rabbits and mice for animal studies.


A recent degree (no more than 3 years) of Ph.D, D.V.M, or M.D is preferred. Successful candidates are highly motivated, pay close attention to detail, and have good oral and written communication skills using English that include presenting at scientific conferences and writing scientific manuscripts. The applicant must be able to design, conduct, and trouble-shoot experiments independently using scientific approaches. Routine work conducted in Liu lab include RT-PCR, Western Blot, immunoprecipitation, proteomics, flow cytometry, ELISA, genetics (e.g., cloning, mutagenesis) and genomics, confocal microscopy, and pathogenesis.

To Apply:

Please email 1) a cover letter briefly summarizing your research interests and career goals, 2) your CV, and 3) a list of 3 references, as PDF or word documents to: Dr. Jia Liu, Associate Professor, Dept Microbiology and Immunology, UAMS. Email:


This post will be available until October 17, 2020 or until filled.

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