Open Positions

Postdoctoral Fellow Position in Virology


• Appointee recently awarded a Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate (e.g., Sc.D., M.D.) in Virology, Microbiology or a related field.

• The ability to perform creative and independent research

• Experience with large dsDNA viruses and basic virology assays (plaque, isolation, infection, apoptosis, proliferation…)

• Experience with making viral knock out models of viruses; bacterial artificial chromosome and/or CRISPR

• Next-generation sequencing library preparation and analysis is a plus

• Experience with basic experiments, isolating DNA, RNA and protein from tissues and cells, qPCR and Western Blot, microscopy.

• Experience of mammalian cell culture of primary cells and cell lines

• Transfection of animal models and cell lines using AAV and lentivirus models.

• Demonstrated scientific excellence; evidenced by publication track record as well as track record of presenting at national and international meetings.

• Experience with cloning

• Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

• Good interpersonal skills.

Highly desired:

• Experience with bioinformatics (R)

• Experience with,RNAseq

• Experience with virome research is highly desired.

• Experience with phage display method

• Experience with insulin, FGF or endothelin biology


Altindis lab is based at Boston College Biology Department, which provides, state-of-the-art support facilities including core laboratories for sequencing, proteomics, FACS analysis and animal facilities. We also offer a remarkable training including the opportunity to collaborate with top scientists in the world. Because Dr. Altindis is an Adjunct investigator position at Joslin Diabetes Center (Harvard Medical School), the postdoc will be able to use Joslin Core facilities and will have close collaborations.

• The appointment is temporary and the initial contract will be for one year that will be extended every year, typically up to 3 years

• The postdoc is expected to apply for independent funding opportunities and awards during his/her stay in the lab

• The appointment involves substantial full-time research and may include mentoring students in the laboratory

• The appointment is typically viewed as preparatory for a full-time academic and/or research position.

• The appointment is not part of a clinical training program.

• The appointee works under the supervision of Dr. Altindis.

• The appointee is expected to prepare manuscripts and publish the results of his or her research during the period of the appointment and/or to have publications in press or under review during this period.

• The appointee is expected to help preparation of the laboratory’s grant applications and apply to postdoctoral fellowships.

• The appointee will be supported to join to one national or international meeting every year as she/he has enough data to apply.

The positions are available from March 2019. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the positions are filled, and the salary will be based on the NIH scale. More information:

The application should be addressed to and contain

1. Letter of motivation with a short description of your previous research and why you consider you are a good match for the position.

2. Curriculum vitae, including a description of relevant skills and experiences, as well as a full publication list.

3. Names, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers to 3 reference persons.

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