University of Wisconsin - Madison

Position Vacancy Listing

PVL # 235950

Position Summary:
The Mehle lab at the University of Wisconsin Madison is looking for a highly motivated scientist to study the influenza viral replication machinery and the host factors that regulate expression of viral genes and replication of the viral genome. Successful applicants will be scientifically ambitious with a record of published research success and a PhD or equivalent. A strong background in biochemistry, molecular biology, high-throughput sequencing or coding/bioinformatics will be advantageous. Candidates with prior experience studying virus:host interactions and viral host range restriction are preferred. Experience with influenza virus is a strength. We believe a diverse, inclusive and equitable lab is the best way to do science, and our actions try to match this belief. Applications are particularly welcome from those who can contribute to such an environment.

The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself but also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.

Principal duties:
*Assists with the identification of research problems and the development of research methodologies and procedures (10%)
*Collects and analyzes research data, conducts experiments and interviews, and documents results according to established policies and procedures under general supervision and limited responsibility (60%)
*Conducts literature reviews, prepares reports and materials, and disseminates information to appropriate entities (10%)
*Attends and assists with the facilitation of scholarly events and presentations in support of continued professional development and the dissemination of research information (10%)
*Writes or assists in developing grant applications and proposals to secure research funding (5%)
*Serves as a main point of contact and liaison with internal and external stakeholders providing information and representing the interests of a specialized research area (5%)

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