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Drake University Research Scholar - 997873 in Des Moines, Iowa

Research Scholar - 997873


A post-doctoral position in molecular virology and pharmacology is available at Drake University. The appointment will be made on an annual basis, beginning on or after September 1, 2019. The position may be extended for up to three years, depending on performance and continued external funding. The primary focus will be determining the molecular mechanisms of action of several classes of CMV terminase inhibitors. A strong background in molecular biology (including cloning, transfections, protein purification and fluorescent microscopy) and cell culture experience ideal. Experience in pharmacology and work with bacterial artificial chromosomes a plus. Excellent written and oral communication skills in English are required. Review of applications will begin on August 19, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Salary is based on NIH rate. Interested candidates should contact either Marc Busch ( or Brian Gentry ( Interested candidates will submit a cover letter, CV and contact information for three references. Ph.D. required, 0-3 years of experience.




Generate all constructs necessary to create recombinant CMV viruses and produce recombinant CMV proteins.



Determine the replication potential of mutant viruses and susceptibility to terminase inhibitors.



Other duties as assigned.


Ph.D. required, 0-3 years of experience

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Required Documents Message:

Cover Letter, Resume/CV

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