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The Department of Microbiology at the University of Tennessee is seeking a Post-Doctoral Research Associate to study the genetics of viruses that infect microalgae. This is a full-time, grant funded (2 yr) position within the Department of Microbiology. The Nucleocytoplasmic Large DNA Viruses are group of "giant viruses" that include a collection of Mimiviridae infecting phytoplankton. The post-doctoral research associate will work in a collaborative team and perform genetic and biochemical experiments designed to develop tractable tools for testing gene function in a member of the Mimiviridae ("Giant viruses"). The associate will communicate with other investigators, write reports and manuscripts and assist in advising and training of graduate and undergraduate research students.
Internal Number: 182987
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