Post-doc position studying the role of the microbiome in the outcome of human respiratory viral infections

University of Minnesota
United States MN Minneapolis


This is a research position in a laboratory studying mechanisms by which respiratory viruses like influenza and respiratory syncytial virus cause disease in humans. We take an integrative approach incorporating the respiratory microbiota, viruses and host immune system in both model systems and clinical studies. Our lab seeks to foster an inclusive environment in which members from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to develop their skills of scientific inquiry. A successful candidate will be a curious, self-motivated team player with an interest in mentoring junior scientists. The position offers the opportunity to interact with physician-scientists and develop skills in a variety of research techniques, experimental approaches and research questions relevant to human health, including primary human cell culture, molecular virology and analysis of microbiome data. The researcher will be encouraged to present and publish their research.


- Ph.D degree within a biomedical or computational biology field.
- Experience with standard mammalian tissue culture techniques
- Experience with standard molecular biology techniques e.g. PCR, quantitative PCR, DNA extraction
- Experience with publication and presentation of data in multiple forms, including manuscripts and grant submission
- Experience mentoring trainees including undergraduates, medical students, and/or PhD students in the conduct of research

Start date

As soon as possible

How to Apply

Submit online application


Beth Thielen, MD, PhD