Postdoctoral Researcher

Updated: 14 days ago
Location: Lawrence, KANSAS


Higuchi Biosciences Center

Position Overview

The Fehr Lab at the University of Kansas seeks applications from highly-motivated and accomplished individuals for a post-doctoral position to conduct research on host-pathogen interactions of coronaviruses.

The project will involve several molecular and genetic techniques including but not limited to: molecular cloning, cell culture, animal work, virological assays, gene knockdown/knockout, gene expression analysis, and protein-protein interactions/proteomics. The post-doc will also be trained to work in our bio-safety level-3 (BSL-3) facility for work with SARS-CoV-2 and MERS-CoV. 

The University of Kansas is centered in Lawrence, Kansas. Lawrence is a vibrant, progressive college town with plenty of good food, cultural events and a wonderful downtown area with a very reasonable cost of living, and is about 45 miles from Kansas City.
Length of Appointment: Initial appointment is for two years, with the second year of the appointment contingent on postdoc’s progress. Appointment may be continued thereafter depending on funding.

Job Description

75% Research    

  • Conduct research, analyze data, present data at conferences, generate manuscripts for publication, contribute to grant proposals
15% Mentoring
  • Mentor graduate student and undergraduate students in the lab on techniques and experimental approaches
10% Other         
  • Contribute to general lab duties, lab meetings, and department seminars and other events

Required Qualifications

1.  PhD in Biology, or related field.

NOTE:  To be appointed at the Postdoctoral Researcher title, it is necessary to have the PhD in hand.  Appointments made without a diploma or certified transcript indicating an earned doctorate are conditional hires and are appointed on an acting basis not to exceed six months.  Upon verification of degree the appointment will be extended to its full duration.

Preferred Qualifications

1.  Experience in host-pathogen or protein-protein interactions.

Contact Information to Applicants

Anthony Fehr

Additional Candidate Instruction

A complete application includes an online application, a cover letter including a description of your research experience and qualifications, a resume highlighting pertinent experience relative to the required and preferred qualifications, any relevant publications and contact information for two - three professional references. Only complete applications will be considered.

Review of applications will begin June 2, 2020 and continue until a pool of qualified applicants is obtained.

Advertised Salary Range

minimum of 52,704.00/year

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Anticipated Start Date


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Work Location

University of Kansas - Lawrence

Employee Class

U-Unclassified Professional Staff

Conditions of Employment

Contingent on Funding, Limited Term


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