Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Molecular Virology and Immunology, Fall 2021

California, United States
Salary Not specified
Jul 09, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
General Information

The Department of Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Sciences at Chapman University School of Pharmacy (CUSP) seeks highly motivated applicants for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow, beginning September 2021.

Chapman University is a nationally ranked institution offering traditional undergraduate and graduate programs in the heart of Orange County, one of Southern California’s most diverse and vibrant regions. The university achieved R2 status in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, a distinction held by just 10 percent of all U.S. universities. Our faculty include academic leaders who excel in research, publishing and world-class teaching in our 11 schools and colleges, including Chapman University School of Pharmacy. Dedicated to forward-looking, personalized education, we create an environment for unlimited achievement by both our students and faculty. More information about CUSP is available at 

Located on the Chapman University Rinker Health Science Campus in Irvine, California, CUSP offers a professional PharmD program and MS and PhD programs in Pharmaceutical Sciences. The Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Sciences department currently employs 21 full-time faculty with research interests in drug discovery and development, pharmacology, structural biology, immunology, drug delivery, pharmacokinetics/ pharmacodynamics, and social and administrative sciences. Chapman University has made significant infrastructure investments to enhance biomedical and pharmaceutical research programs at the CUSP. The new facilities consist of state-of-the-art research laboratories, vivarium, core facilities, and equipment. More information about CUSP is available at

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Candidates with a Ph.D. degree in immunology or virology or a related areas with interest in the areas of B cell immunology, herpesvirology, and host-virus interactions will be considered. Additionally, the position requires prior experience with multi-color flow cytometry and cell biology demonstrated by strong peer-reviewed publications. Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to work independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team are essential.



The research involves using ex vivo models of human tonsil lymphocytes to explore the establishment of Kaposi Sarcoma Herpesvirus infection in B lymphocytes. The specific responsibilities include:
• Plan and conduct original research and analyze data either alone or in collaboration with supervisor and associates.
• Supervise undergraduate and graduate students in their research
• Maintain laboratory equipment
• Maintain research and laboratory protocols and notes
• Communicate research findings
• Perform other duties as assigned


Contact Information Qualified applicants should electronically submit a curriculum vitae, summary of research interests, and names/titles and contact information of three references electronically to:

Dr. Jennifer Totonchy
Please note “Post Doc Position” as the email subject line.

Successful completion of a background check is required for the final candidate. This position is contingent on final budget approval.  

Chapman University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community. The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. The University is committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.

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