Postdoc, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

  • Postdoc
  • Genetic make-up and biology of viruses, and virus-host interactions
Lab Website: paleselab

New York, NY


The Department of Microbiology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has an immediate opening for a Postdoctoral Fellowship position in the Palese laboratory. The successful candidate will work on projects related to COVID-19 vaccines, as well as the development of a universal influenza virus vaccine that can protect from all circulating virus strains.
The Palese Laboratory and the Department of Microbiology focuses on fundamental questions concerning the genetic make-up and biology of viruses, as well as virus-host interactions. They use molecular biological techniques to understand how viruses replicate and how they interact with cells to cause disease in their hosts. Emphasis is on the study of RNA viruses, including influenza, paramyxo, and coronaviruses. These are four major research directions in the laboratory at the present time: (1) the development of a COVID-19 vaccine for low and middle income countries; (2) studying viral genes and gene products to develop a universal influenza virus vaccine; (3) using animal models to study the effectiveness of novel influenza virus vaccine constructs and their mechanisms of protection; (4) attempts are made to develop novel oncolytic virus constructs and to study their mechanisms of actions.

Qualifications/Preferred Skillsets:

• An advanced degree (Ph.D., M.D., ScD., D.V.M.); and
• A strong publication record; and
• Experience in one or more of the following areas: molecular virology, transcriptomics, proteomics, viral immunology, RNA biology, chemical biology.

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