Postdoc Position Available

 Postdoctoral Positions Available at Zhu Lab California

Postdoc Position Available
Postdoc Position Available



Scripps Resrch


La Jolla, California


Commensurate with experience

Position Type

Full Time

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Closing date

16 September 2023

Postdoctoral Positions Available

Postdoctoral positions are available in Dr. Jiang Zhu's laboratory for highly motivated candidates who are interested in vaccine development for viral pathogens such as HIV-1, HCV, Flu, SARS-CoV-1/2, MERS-CoV, Ebola/Marburg, RSV/hMPV, and ZIKV. Salary is in the range of $64,000 to $70,000 depending on prior experience and qualifications. Dr. Zhu holds a joint appointment in the Department of Integrative Structural and Computational Biology (ISCB) and the Department of Immunology and Microbiology at Scripps Research in La Jolla, CA (Website). Dr. Zhu's laboratory combines structure-based antigen design, protein nanoparticle engineering, animal immunization, single-cell technologies, and immunological assays to develop and evaluate next-generation vaccines. Multiple vaccine candidates are currently under clinical development with planned phase I human trials. Details of Dr. Zhu's laboratory, on-going research projects, and recent publications can be found at Website. Dr. Zhu is also the founder of Uvax Bio LLC (Website), a vaccine biotechnology company that aims to address global health challenges with innovative vaccine solutions.

Research projects may involve but are not limited to (1) virology: infections and diseases caused by viral pathogens such as HIV-1, Flu, RSV/hMPV, and HCV, among others; (2) immunology: study of vaccine-induced adaptive immunity by single-cell analysis, single-cell immune profiling, and next-generation sequencing (NGS); and (3) structural biology: crystallographic and electron microscopic (EM) analyses of antibody/antigen complexes.

Successful candidates will have a recent Ph.D. in virology, immunology, biophysics, structural biology, or other related fields. Candidates with prior experience in molecular virology and B cell immunology are especially encouraged to apply. Interested applicants should send the following materials, preferably as a single PDF file, by email to Dr. Jiang Zhu (

   1) Cover letter indicating current and future research interests

   2) Expected starting date

   3) Curriculum vitae

   4) Brief summary of previous research experience (2-3 pages)

   5) Names and contact information for 3 references.

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