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Airborne Infectious Disease Transmission Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai New York, NY USA
The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai invites applications for an NIH-funded Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in the Bouvier Laboratory (http://labs.icahn.mssm.edu/bouvierlab/) studying the airborne transmission of influenza viruses, and potentially other respiratory pathogens, in animal models.
Research projects will focus on the impact of ambient environmental conditions on host physiology and on the aerobiology of influenza viruses. The successful applicant will perform hands-on experiments with influenza viruses in laboratory animals and apply experimental data to theoretical models of infectious disease transmission.
The ideal candidate will have basic research experience in biomedical engineering, fluid dynamics, aerosol science, or related fields, with or without experience in virology and/or models of human respiratory disease; a doctoral degree is required.
All applicants with a doctoral degree and research experience in areas such as Infectious Diseases, Pulmonary Medicine, Engineering, or Virology are encouraged to apply.
The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is an NIH/NIAID Center of Excellence in Influenza Research and Surveillance (CEIRS), conducting novel collaborative research into influenza virus pathogenesis, host restriction, transmission, evolution and host adaptation, evasion of immunity, and induction of host responses.