Host pathogen interaction in lentiviral infection laboratory (team of andrea cimarelli) at the CIRI, lyon, France.

OUR LABORATORY is interested in decorticating the host pathogen interactions at the basis of viral replication. Traditionally focused on HIV, in more recent years we have also been studying this aspect at the interface between virology and cell biology on other RNA viruses. We are currently seeking for a highly motivated post doctoral candidate to work on the relationship between HIV1 and antiviral innate immunity defenses.

THE POSITION (duration of 22 months, funded by the French agency for research on HIV/Hepatitis, ANRS) will focus on the identification and characterization of novel innate defense proteins that modulate the replication of the type 1 human immunodeficiency virus (HIV1). This is a blooming and highly competitive area of research in which HIV acts as a spearhead for a number of other viruses.

CANDIDATES must possess a PhD and be able to conduct their research independently and enthusiastically and should possess prior experience in virology and/or cell biology. While previous experience in these fields is a plus, we also welcome candidates from other fields, strongly motivated to make the transition to HIV research. We host people from different countries and our working language is English.

FUNDING Salary will depend on experience and is based on national grids. The starting date is as soon as possible.

OUR RESEARCH ENVIRONMENT. The laboratory is hosted within the CIRI, an institute supported by INSERM, CNRS, UCBL and ENS and dedicated to multidisciplinary research in infectious diseases in LyonFrance. The CIRI provides an exciting, multidisciplinary and multicultural environment in which to carry out research, with topics that range from immunology, bacteriology to virology and is itself embedded in the LyonGerland Area that also hosts other research Centers. The Institute provides all the stateoftheart facilities that will be used to carry out the project.

Candidates should send their application, CV and contact information for referees, to:

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