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Postdoctoral Fellow Positions


The laboratory of Mirko Paiardini at Emory National Primate Research Center (ENPRC) and Emory School of Medicine is seeking highly motivated postdoctoral fellows to conduct NIH-funded studies investigating HIV immunology and persistence. Utilizing SIV-infected non-human primates (NHPs), the fellows will study the mechanisms favoring the persistence of the replication-competent viral reservoir during long-term antiretroviral therapy (ART) and, utilizing cutting-edge immunotherapy approaches, investigate strategies to enhance antiviral responses with the goal of facilitating durable viral remission upon ART cessation. If interested, applicants may also have the opportunity to utilize SARS-CoV-2-infected NHPs to test therapeutics that limit inflammation-induced pathology in acute infection.


Interested candidates are encouraged to directly email Dr. Paiardini with a cover letter, their CV, and contact information for three references. Interested candidates must have a Ph.D. and/or an M.D. with less than three years of post-graduate experience. Candidates should have a strong background in the immunology or virology of HIV/SIV infection with at least one published first-authored, peer-reviewed manuscript. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required as is the ability to work as part of a team. Experience working with NHP models is preferred. Salary will be commensurate with experience and will follow the NIH guidelines.


 Preferred skills: 

  • Experience in HIV/SIV immunology or animal models of viral infection.

  • Proficiency with high-parameter flow cytometry and high-dimensional analyses (FlowJo and t-SNE); droplet digital PCR; tissue processing; and/or ex vivo immunology techniques

  • Experience with data visualization tools (GraphPad Prism and/or RStudio)

  • Prior grant-writing experience and evidence of procuring competitive funding.


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