Scientist in Applied Molecular Virology : Institut Pasteur Korea, South Korea
Institut Pasteur Korea (IPK), a part of the international Institut Pasteur network, is located in Pangyo Techno Valley in close proximity to Seoul. Since its creation in 2004, IPK has grown rapidly with currently over 150 people from more than 13 countries.
Research Area : The Institute research focuses on cutting edge approaches in cell biology, automated microscopy and computer-aided image analysis to understand cell biology/disease mechanisms. IPK integrates all steps from basic cell biological research on disease models to PhenomicScreening and automated visual target ID based on genome-wide siRNA screening (PhenomicID). Screening is complemented by secondary assays and animal model studies. For more information on IPK, please visit our website (www.ip-korea.org).
Current project : The Applied Molecular Virology group is developing cell based phenotypic high-throughput screening assays and secondary assays for IPK’s drug discovery project. Additionally, we are using a broad spectrum of virological tools and techniques to dissect the mechanism of action and to identify the target of antiviral compounds identified in high-throughput screens.
Qualification required : We are seeking an accomplished individual to enthusiastically and actively participate in a research program covering the early steps of a drug discovery program using our PhenomicScreening high throughput platform technologies and virological tools which were developed with Korean and international collaboraters. The candidate should have prior postdoctoral experience; strong background and expertise in cell biology and molecular virology is essential. Knowledge in endocytosis, protein trafficking, signal transduction and statistics would be beneficial. Candidates must have good communication skills and be fluent in English.