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Replication Mechanisms of Human Papillomaviruses

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Bethesda, MD and surrounding area

Position Description:

Human papillomaviruses (HPV) persistently infect and replicate in stratified cutaneous and mucosal epithelia. In most cases, the infection is self-limiting, but infection with certain papillomavirus types can lead to the development of carcinomas. In fact, HPV is the cause of about 5% of human cancers.
The DNA Tumor Virus Section of the Laboratory of Viral Diseases NIAID, NIH, studies the mechanisms by which papillomavirus genomes are established, partitioned, and amplified during persistent infection.  A post-doctoral position is available immediately to study these mechanisms using genomics, proteomics and advanced imaging techniques.  
For more information see: DNA Tumor Virus Section


A strong background in molecular biology, biochemistry and/or cell biology is desired. Experience in confocal microscopy would be advantageous. Interested candidates must have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. with less than 5 years of post-doctoral experience.

To Apply:

Motivated candidates should submit their CV and bibliography, a cover letter containing a statement of how her/his expertise can contribute to the research program of the DNA Tumor Virus Section, and the name and contact information of three references to:
Alison McBride, PhD
Chief, DNA Tumor Virus Section
Laboratory of Viral Diseases
Room 3W20B.4
33 North Drive, MSC3209
Bethesda, MD 20892-3209
The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs. This position is subject to a background investigation.