Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

Postdoctoral Research Fellow Position in Virology

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Position Description

We are seeking an outstanding postdoctoral fellow to join the dynamic team of Dr. Yan Xiang's laboratory in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Texas Health San Antonio. The postdoctoral position focuses on molecular virology, particularly in the context of SARS-CoV-2, and contributing to the development of novel antiviral strategies. 

Research Focus:

The research focus of the Xiang lab is on virus-host interactions, with an emphasis on poxviruses and SARS-CoV-2. Our ongoing projects delve into innate immunity, viral replication mechanisms, and the development of antivirals and vaccines. Recent works from the lab were published in Science Advance (Zhang et al., 2023, doi: 10.1126/sciadv.adh8502) and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (Peng et al., 2022, doi: 10.1073/pnas.2116550119).


Position Requirements

Prospective applicants should hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in virology, molecular biology, or related fields. A strong track record of publishing first-author papers is preferred. Salary is commensurate with experience. Minimum salary for a postoc is currently at $56,484/year.

How to Apply

Interested candidates are invited to apply by sending an email to Dr. Yan Xiang ( with a curriculum vitae and a brief description of their research achievements and interests.

All postdoctoral appointments are designated as security sensitive positions. UT Health San Antonio is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. It is our policy to promote and ensure equal employment opportunity for all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.