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    Research Position in Dr. Sam King’s lab at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
    We are seeking an enthusiastic and organized critical thinker to join our research group. The focus of our group is streptococcal interactions with host glycan structures. These interactions are critical in colonization of the oral cavity and development of infective endocarditis. We are looking someone with experience in a range of molecular biology and biochemical skills including bacterial mutagenesis and protein expression. Experience with bacterial binding assays, microscopy, and bioinformatics is a plus. Successful applicants will be expected to present their work and contribute to preparation of manuscripts. While we are advertising for a Postdoctoral scientist we would also be willing to hire an experienced research associate (applicants without a PhD would need to contact to Dr. King). For more information please see the job posting linked below or reach out to Dr. King (

    Research Position in Dr. John Gunn’s lab at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
    We are looking for a Research Assistant to join our robust research group. The laboratory primarily studies Salmonella host-pathogen interactions, biofilm formation and chronic infection. Our research involves bacteriology, molecular biology, microscopy, immunology, and animal models of infection (mice). Requirements of the position include a Bachelor of Science degree with six months to two years of laboratory research experience. A background in rodent models and coursework in microbiology, statistics, and relevant research methods is desirable but not required. For more information please see the job posting linked below or reach out to Dr. Gunn (

    Research Associate Position Available in Microbial Pathogenesis
    The Bakaletz Lab is accepting applications for a Research Associate (applicants with a BS or MS from backgrounds in Microbiology or Immunology, relevant bench experience and pre-clinical modeling is a plus).

    Postdoctoral Scientist: Nationwide Children's Hospital Center for Microbial Pathogenesis
    The Center for Microbial Pathogenesis within the Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital (Columbus, Ohio) is seeking a postdoctoral scientist to study host-pathogen interactions as they relate to Neisseria gonorrhoeae and HIV infections of the lower female genital tract.

    Postdoctoral Fellow position available
    Dr. Mark Peeples in the Center for Vaccines and Immunity at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to develop live attenuated respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) vaccine candidates that induce long-lasting protection. We produce primary well differentiated human bronchial and nasal epithelial cultures, the targets of respiratory viruses, and use reverse genetics to modify the virus. Collaboratively, we are also developing SARS-CoV-2 vaccines. Contact Dr. Peeples ( to apply.

    Postdoctoral Scientist Positions in Computational Immunology
    Multiple postdoctoral positions funded by the NIH are available immediately at the Das Lab at the Battelle Center for Mathematical Medicine at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the Ohio State University located at Columbus, Ohio, USA.

    Postdoc researcher position in Dr. Shan-Lu Liu’s lab working on COVID-19
    A Postdoctoral Researcher or Research Scientist position is immediately available for working a new project related to COVID-19 and its associated SARS-CoV-2. The project is particularly focused on host antibody response to SARS-CoV-2 infection. The researcher will join an active and productive research lab with a primary focus in virus-host interaction, membrane fusion and entry of enveloped RNA viruses as well as host innate immunity to viral infection. The lab has a strong interest in retroviruses including HIV, influenza A virus, Zika virus, Ebola virus, and innate sensing to RNA viruses. Highly motivated individuals with a strong background in virology, cell biology, and innate immunity are encouraged to apply. The lab is especially seeking candidates who have skills and experience in immunology, cell biology, viral entry, and pathogenesis. Recently graduated PhD candidates are encouraged to apply. Contact:, 614-292-8760.

    Postdoctoral Researcher in Viral Pathogenesis and Immunity
    Dr. Jacob Yount in the Department of Microbial Infection & Immunity is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to pursue research on viral (influenza virus, Coxsackievirus, and SARS-CoV-2) pathogenesis and immunity in the lung and heart.

    Three Postdoctoral Fellow Positions in Dr. Collins' Lab
    Three NIH-funded postdoctoral fellow positions are available to study mechanisms of HIV persistence Dr. Collins’ lab in the Department of Internal Medicine University of Michigan Medical School. NIH-funded projects include: (1) Development of strategies to promote immune clearance; (2) identification of sources of persistent virus and (3) single cell analysis of in vivo viral reservoirs and in vitro models of latency. Funded projects are also available to understand (1) the role of Vpr in macrophages and (2) interactions between infected lymphocytes and intestinal barrier epithelium.

    Research Assistant Position Available in Translational Neuroimmunology
    The Magaña Lab is accepting applications for a Research Associate (applicants with a MS from backgrounds in Neuroscience, Oncology, Immunology, or Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology will be considered, additional backgrounds in Genomics/Bioinformatics/Statistics is a plus).

    Postdoctoral Position: Virology/Infectious Disease
    We are seeking a highly motivated individual for a post-doctoral position in the laboratory of Christine O’Connor, PhD in the Department of Genomic Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic. This position is for highly motivated, enthusiastic candidates with a strong background in molecular/cellular biology, virology, immunology, and/or related field. Research topics include understanding the function(s) of the human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) encoded G-protein coupled receptors (GPCRs) during latency and reactivation. Qualified individuals should hold a PhD and/or MD and have strong laboratory, analytical, and communication skills. Candidates with experience in virology and/or immunology are strongly encouraged to apply

    Molecular Bacteriology and Immunology Faculty Positions
    The Department of Microbiology & Immunology at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), Galveston, is seeking to recruit tenure-track faculty in Bacteriology and Immunology at the academic rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor with MD, PhD, DVM or equivalent degrees.

    Multiple Tenure-track Immunology Faculty Positions
    The Department of Microbiology and Immunology and the Center for Immunology at Cornell University invite applications from scientists focused on Molecular or Cellular Immunology for multiple tenure-track positions at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor levels. These recruitments are part of the Cornell Provost’s Radical Collaborations initiative designed to bring to the Ithaca campus individuals who work at the cutting edge of their discipline and who will contribute new insights to our scientific community. We are seeking outstanding investigators who use innovative approaches to study innate or adaptive immunity, including but not limited to host-microbe interactions, mucosal immunity, tumor immunology, neuro-immunology, autoimmunity and vaccines. Candidates with interests in high-dimensional genomic and imaging approaches are particularly encouraged to apply.

    Science Associate II
    The American Association of Immunologists (AAI), the largest professional association for researchers in the field of immunology, seeks an experienced scientist for an integral role with understanding of peer-reviewed scholarly publishing to be part of a publications department that oversees the peer review, editorial process, and development of strategic initiatives for two primary research journals owned and published by the AAI: The Journal of Immunology, the oldest and most highly cited journal in the field, and ImmunoHorizons, a newer open-access journal.

Discovery Theme Faculty Positions

    Multiple Faculty Positions in Emerging and Re-Emerging Viruses
    [posted April 13, 2021] The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for multiple research-intensive tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in emerging and re-emerging viruses that expand and build upon our programmatic strengths, expertise, assets and impact. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to virus-host interactions, animal models, ecology, immunology, genetics and evolution, structural biology, and zoonotic transmission.