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Research Opportunities in the Myles H. Thaler Retrovirus Center

Viral and Cellular Post-Transcriptional Regulation of RNA


Wage Faculty to Conduct HIV Research

The Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology at the University of Virginia seeks applicants for an Non-Instructional Faculty wage position. The incumbent will work independently with a South African collaborator on a research project involving HIV molecular biology. Duties include designing and performing experiments about the role of HIV Rev and RRE during HIV infection of patients, carrying out competitive viral growth assays, traveling to South Africa to help transfer technology from UVA, and interacting with members of the UVA community also working in Africa.

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. degree in molecular biology or a related science, previous experience working with infectious HIV, and at least one year of experience conducting research in an African setting.

This is an at-will faculty wage position which does not carry benefits. Candidates must have a PhD and/or MD and experience in HIV molecular biology.

To apply, visit and search on Posting Number 0611783. Complete a Candidate Profile online, attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. The position will remain open until filled.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity-affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.


Several training and research opportunities are available in the laboratories of Drs. Marie-Louise Hammarskjöld and David Rekosh.  We are looking for talented and motivated individuals with a passion for doing research in the areas of cell and molecular biology and virology. Our laboratories have an emphasis in the general area of post-transcriptional gene regulation and the specific project can be fine-tuned to fit the interests and qualifications of the applicant. Positions are available at the postdoctoral level for individuals with a PhD, or at the research assistant level for individuals with MS/MA degrees, in microbiology, cell biology, molecular biology or related fields. Our current specific areas of interest include: the role of NXF proteins in cellular mRNA export, neuronal trafficking and translation; cytoplasmic functions of Sam68 and WT1;  the role of  intron retention in development, with a focus on neuronal systems;  the function of the Rev protein as a mediator of HIV RNA export and translation; Rev variation in HIV strains and its relationship to function.


If you wish to apply for a position:

  1. please go to
  2. click on “Professional Research Staff
  3. at the bottom of the page is a search form
  4. search for postings:  #0603549, 0603537, 0603548, and/or 0603590.


For further information, please contact Dr. Marie-Louise Hammarskjöld at or Dr. David Rekosh at


The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer