Postdoctoral Research Associate - Infectious Diseases

Job Location US-TN-Memphis
Infectious Diseases
Faculty Member
Richard Webby


A postdoctoral position is currently available in the Department of Infectious Diseases, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN, USA


The position available is within the NIAID-funded St. Jude Center of Excellence in Influenza Research and Response (SJCEIRR) Program which integrates comprehensive global influenza virus surveillance with fundamental research that provides insight into the mechanisms that foster pandemic influenza emergence at the human-animal interface. The members of the SJCEIRR team provide NIAID with experts who are integrated into the influenza programs of key international agencies such as the World Health Organization (WHO), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, and the World Organization for Animal Health.

The successful candidate will participate in a robust and highly productive program on antiviral research. Antiviral drugs are a critical line of defense against epidemic and emerging viruses, particularly when vaccines are unavailable. A central part of pandemic preparedness and response is understanding the susceptibility of emerging viruses to existing and new treatments. We seek to understand the efficacy, likelihood of resistance generation, and optimal treatment regiments of approved and investigational antivirals, particularly those targeting influenza viruses.

Applicants should be prepared to work with investigators across multiple disciplines to conduct cutting edge research informing public health. The preferred candidate will be proficient with commonly utilized laboratory techniques in cell and molecular biology, tissue culture and mouse and ferret animal models.


Interested applicants should send their curriculum vitae, a onepage description of research interests, and names and contact information of three references to:


Minimum Education

Highly motivated individuals with a PhD and/or MD with experience in virology and molecular biology, with evidence of scientific accomplishment, are encouraged to apply. Prior experience with influenza viruses, tissue culture and animal models is highly preferred.

Other Information

COVID-19 vaccine:

As of September 10, 2021, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has mandated the COVID-19 vaccine for all employees, excluding those with an approved medical or religious accommodation, as a condition of employment.

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