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Requisition # 3412

Position Basics

Advertising Ends on:Extended Until Position is Filled
Advertising Started on:Monday, November 2nd, 2020
College:Carver College of Medicine
Department:Microbiology and Immunology


Salary:$52,704.00 to Commensurate

Position Details

Full/Part Time Status:Full Time
Percent Time:100%
Position Description:

A Postdoctoral Researcher Position Available in Dr. Li Wu’s Lab at University of Iowa

NIH-funded postdoctoral researcher position is available to study HIV interactions with host factors in Dr. Li Wu’s lab in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology in the Carver College of Medicine at the University of Iowa. Two projects are: (1) Mechanisms of SAMHD1-mediated regulation of HIV-1 innate immunity and viral gene expression; and (2) Mechanisms of HIV-1 RNA modification of N6-methyladenosine in regulating viral replication.

The Wu laboratory is located in an interdisciplinary and interactive department offering state-of-the-art equipment and core facilities. Please refer to our recent publications at

Wu Lab website

Selected recent publications are: 

• Qin et al. J. Biol. Chem. 2020, PMID: 31914403

• Tirumuru and Wu. J Biol Chem. 2019;PMID: 30617182

• Chen et al. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 2018; PMID: 29610295

• Lu et al. J Biol Chem. 2018; PMID:PMID: 29976753

• Antonucci et al. Nat Med. 2016; PMID: 27711056

• Tirumuru et al.eLife. 2016; PMID: 27371828

The successful candidate will join an existing team of postdoctoral researchers and graduate students and will have the opportunity to develop independent research projects. Individuals who intend to follow a career in academic science are especially encouraged to apply. Previous postdocs trained in the lab have become independent faculty members at research universities or senior scientists in the biotech industry.

Salary is commensurate with experience. Candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, and 3 references.


Education Requirement:

Highly motivated candidates with a Ph.D. degree (0~3-year experience preferred) in virology, immunology, cell biology, molecular biology, or genetics are encouraged to apply. 

Desirable Qualifications:

Experience in virology research (particularly HIV) is desired.

Online Application Required Documents

 Curriculum Vita
Name and Contact Information of References
Letters of Interest
 Number of References:  3

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Contact Information

Contact:Li Wu -
Cmed-Microbiology & Immunology
Bowen Science Building
51 Newton Road
3-403B BSB
Iowa City, IA 52242
Department URL:

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