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My lab is interested in understanding how productive immunity emerges from the many ‘conversations’ that take place between cells of the innate and adaptive immune compartments. At present, we are working to deconstruct and understand the molecular mechanism that transfer antigen- and context-specific information from the interface between a T cell and antigen presenting cell to the T cell’s intracellular signaling apparatus. The available projects in the lab are related to these efforts. We are using a variety of classic molecular, cellular, and biochemical techniques, as well as modern live cell imaging approaches such as TIRFM, to probe these processes. Altogether, our work is aimed at increasing our basic and practical understanding of T cell activation and regulation. Enthusiastic people with a PhD, a pioneering spirit, an interest in the subject, a background in immunology and/or biochemistry, a willingness to learn, recent publications and a strong desire to publish are encouraged to apply for this opportunity.
To apply: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org; RE: Job 52888 for more information. Applications must be performed online for Job # 52888: https://www.uacareertrack.com/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1375374233431. A cover letter and CV are required. Letters of references will be requested if necessary.
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The Kuhns Lab is located at the University of Arizona, which offers a rich scientific environment that extends beyond molecular- and cellular-focused disciplines. If you watch NOVA, you’ve undoubtedly been exposed to the outstanding astronomy, evolutionary biology, and genetics going on at Arizona. The University is located in Tucson, which offers two key life ingredients that scientists typically enjoy in those rare instances when they have free time: outdoor activities and food. Tucson is located on the Northern edge of the Sonoran Desert, which is nourished by summer monsoon rains. It is bordered by the picturesque Saguaro National Park on both the East and West sides of the city (http://www.nps.gov/sagu/index.htm) and is surrounded by ‘Sky Islands’ (http://arizonaexperience.org/land/sky-islands) that offer tremendous hiking, mountain biking, and rock climbing. Observatories cap several of these peaks, including the Kitt Peak National Observatory that is open to the public. Expanding beyond Southern Arizona, the state offers at large variety of mountaineering, canyoneering, and paddling options. Finally, our diverse population demands and supports a broad range of really outstanding restaurants and markets for the food-centric gatherings that are central to the culture of science.
We are looking for a highly self-motivated post-doctoral fellow to study the immunobiology of human cytotoxic lymphocytes, including cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTL) and natural killer (NK) cells, using molecular and biochemical, immunological, and quantitative imaging approaches. All applicants with experience in molecular biology, immunology, and imaging are encouraged to apply. A candidate with a recently awarded Ph.D. degree and strong interest and expertise in T cell immunobiology is desirable. This project is a clinical oriented research funded by two joint pharmaceutical companies. This is a great opportunity for someone who acquired extensive experience in basic immunology research to diversify his/her research experience toward clinical research. This position can serve as an ideal transition step either to academia or to industry. Trainees will have access to all of the resources of the Center for Human Immunobiology at Texas Children’s Hospital. The Center for Human Immunobiology offers an outstanding research environment with cutting-edge research facilities and multidisciplinary training opportunities. Trainees are allowed to have flexible work schedules. The ability to work independently at nights and weekends is required. Salary will be commensurate with NIH post-doctoral pay scales.
To apply:Please email an application letter, CV, and contact information for 3 references to Dr. Dongfang Liu (email: email@example.com), Assistant Professor of Pediatrics. For more information about the research laboratory, please visit: https://www.bcm.edu/departments/pathology-and-immunology/index.cfm?pmid=25146.
Research Description: The Pollard Lab, together with the Kono group in the Department of Immunology and Microbial Science, explores mechanisms of systemic autoimmunity and the role that exogenous (or environmental) agents play in the initiation and/or exacerbation of autoimmune disease. The current research program is investigating the role of the innate immune system in environmental-induced autoimmunity by two distinct but overlapping approaches. The first project seeks to determine whether distinct components of the innate immune system regulate the severity of autoimmunity induced by specific environmental agents. The other project will examine the role of the innate immune response, mediated by endosomal TLRs and NF-κB activation, in regulating interferon responses in autoimmunity. An overview of this research can be found in “Requirements for innate immune pathways in environmentally induced autoimmunity” (Pollard KM, Kono DH. BMC Med. 2013. 11:100). It is expected that this research will provide important insights into the multiplicity of pathogenic pathways leading to autoimmunity and broaden the conceptual foundation upon which autoimmune disease research is based.
Position Requirements: We are soliciting applications from creative and motivated individuals who have a Ph.D. in Immunology, Molecular Biology, or related disciplines, which is within 2 years of their advanced degree. The ideal candidates will have excellent organizational, written, and oral communication skills. Applicants with experience in mouse models, multicolor flow cytometry including cell sorting, and adoptive transfer as well as standard molecular/immunological techniques including RT-qPCR are encouraged to apply. Experience with BAL of mice would be a significant advantage.
To apply: Interested applicants should submit their C.V outlining their research background, publications, and 3 letters of recommendation to:
K. Michael Pollard, PhD, Department of Molecular and Experimental Medicine, MEM125, The Scripps Research Institute, 10550 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA 92037. Tel: 858-784-9214; Fax: 858-784- 8836; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Homepage: http://www.scripps.edu/pollard/.
A POSTDOCTORAL POSITION will be open in the research group of Dr. Hui Hu starting February 2014. The research project aims to develop infectious disease and novel autoimmune disease models and study the molecular mechanisms underlying several new pathways in CD8+ T cell effector and memory responses and CD4+ T follicular helper cell differentiation.
The postdoctoral candidate will have recently acquired a Ph.D. and/or M.D. preferably in immunology with technique expertise in flow cytometry and molecular biology. Strong background in transcriptional regulation and/or signaling pathways is desirable. Candidate should be self-motivated and career oriented. The Wistar Institute, a world-renowned leader in biomedical research, will provide an outstanding intellectual environment and state-of-art facilities.
To apply: Please submit your curriculum vitae and cover letter including names and contact information of three references to, Hui Hu, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, The Wistar Institute, 3601 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, E-mail: email@example.com.
For more information about The Wistar Institute visit our website at www.wistar.org. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.
The Wistar Institute is an international leader in biomedical research, dedicated to discovering the causes and cures for major diseases and the development of vaccines. Affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, the Wistar Institute has a highly collaborative research environment. Wistar also enjoys a close working relationship with the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and many other medical research organizations in the greater Philadelphia area. Founded in 1892 as the first nonprofit biomedical research institute in the country, The Wistar Institute maintains its status as an independent research center and has long held the prestigious Cancer Center designation from the National Cancer Institute.
Trudeau Institute, an internationally acclaimed biomedical research facility in Saranac Lake, NY, is seeking a motivated individual to study the calcium signaling pathway to the immune system for a Postdoctoral position in the lab of Dr. Mithilesh Jha.
Requirements for this position include a Ph.D. or M.D. with a solid background in signal transduction and also molecular biology, biochemical and immunology expertise.
Trudeau Institute, Inc. is a not-for-profit biomedical research institute with state-of-the-art facilities and an international reputation for excellence. The goal of its research program is to understand the functions of the body’s immune system and how to strengthen these functions in order to fight infectious and life-threatening diseases. The Institute is located in the heart of New York State’s Adirondack Mountains overlooking Saranac Lake. Trudeau offers competitive salaries and outstanding employee benefits, including health, dental, life and long-term disability insurance, and a generous employer contribution to a pension plan.
Trudeau Institute supports a diversified, tobacco-free environment, and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer encouraging women, minorities and veterans to apply.
To apply: Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae and contact information for three professional references to Dr. Mithilesh K. Jha: firstname.lastname@example.org or Amy Richardson, Human Resource Manager: email@example.com. Please state "2013 Postdoctoral position" in the subject line.
Applications may also be mailed to Trudeau Institute, 154 Algonquin Avenue, Saranac Lake, NY 12983, attention: Amy Richardson.
A postdoctoral fellowship position is available in the TSE/Prion Molecular Biology Section of the Laboratory of Persistent Viral Diseases in the Division of Intramural Research, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, located at Rocky Mountain Laboratories (RML) in Hamilton, MT. This section uses in vivo and in vitro models to study the molecular mechanisms underlying prion pathogenesis and to identify effective anti-prion drugs. The section uses both human and rodent models to determine how prions establish an infection and how prion protein misfolding determines disease phenotypes. The section also studies amyloid and non-amyloid forms of prion disease to elucidate general mechanisms of protein misfolding and spread that may be applicable to other protein misfolding diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.
RML offers state-of-the-art facilities for genomics, proteomics, DNA microarray, and biological imaging in a recently renovated laboratory. The laboratory is located in the scenic Bitterroot Valley of western Montana, with easy access to some of the finest outdoor recreational opportunities in North America. In 2010, RML was ranked 6th in The Scientist magazine’s survey of the Best Places To Work for postdoctoral research fellows.
Starting stipends range from $44,000 to $50,400 per year, depending on experience, and health benefits are provided. Preference will be given to those candidates with experience and a background in molecular pathogenesis and animal models of infection.
Applicants must hold a Ph.D., D.V.M., or M.D.
To apply: Send curriculum vitae and three letters of reference to Suzette A. Priola, Ph.D., Senior Investigator and Chief, TSE/Prion Molecular Biology Section, NIH/NIAID, Laboratory of Persistent Viral Diseases, Rocky Mountain Laboratories, 903 South 4th Street, Hamilton, MT 59840 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Positions are available for postdoctoral scientists with experience in neuro-inflammation/immunology to study the role of complement in murine models of stroke and/or spinal cord injury. Surgeries will be performed by a technician in the lab. The positions and this institute offer excellent chances for the development of successful candidates into independent scientists. MUSC is located in historic Charleston on the Atlantic coast, a highly desirable place to live.
To apply: To apply, or for further information on the projects, please email CV and names of at least 3 references.
Stephen Tomlinson, Medical University of South Carolina, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, BSB201, 173 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, South Carolina 29425; Email: email@example.com; Phone: 843 792 1450; FAX: 843 792 2464.
A postdoctoral position is available immediately in our laboratory in the Department of Medicine, Thurston Arthritis Research Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Our research focuses on how myeloid cells are regulated in different locations including the bone marrow, peripheral lymphoid tissues and sites of inflammation during tissue-specific autoimmunity and inflammation. Ongoing projects involve investigating the mechanisms by which myeloid-derived suppressor cells regulate T and B cell function in autoimmune arthritis and the role of dendritic cells in inflammatory atherosclerosis. Our ultimate goal is to decipher cellular and molecular events that initiate and perpetuate autoimmune/inflammatory diseases; thereby identifying new therapeutic approaches.
To apply: Interested applicants may send CV, a brief description of research interests and career goals, and contact information of three references to Dr. Peng Liu at firstname.lastname@example.org.
POSTDOCTORAL POSITION available in molecular immunology. Ongoing projects include: B1 cell function, including the role of human B1 cells and natural antibody in disease; BCR signaling pathways including receptor crosstalk; B cell:T cell interactions including immunomodulation by B cells; B cell pathogenesis in lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and other autoimmune dyscrasias; and, osteopontin expression by, and effect on, B cells.
A background in immunology, molecular biology or biochemistry is preferred.
To apply: Send curriculum vitae and the names of three references to: Thomas L. Rothstein MD, PhD; The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research; 350 Community Drive; Manhasset, NY 11030. Email: email@example.com. Fax 516-562-2533.
A busy, well-funded research laboratory in the Department of Cancer Biology at the Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland Clinic, is seeking a highly motivated, energetic, research-oriented individual at the postdoctoral level to join a team of scientists dedicated to conducting research on tumor immunology and tumor immunotherapy in multiple myeloma or other cancers.
A medical degree and/or a Ph.D. degree is required.
To apply: Please send CV and contact information for 3 references to: Qing Yi, MD, PhD, Chair, Department of Cancer Biology, Cleveland Clinic, Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland, OH 44195; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seeking a post-doctoral fellow for Innovative projects that focus on innate immune mechanisms triggering cytopathic adaptive immune responses. The projects include: novel pathways that regulate macrophages (kidney, skin, joints [arthritis]), identifying aberrant macrophages linked to autoimmune lupus, and determining the unique and shared role of the principle macrophage developmental molecules in immune mediated inflammation. Unique transgenic strains and knockout mice with reporter genes have been constructed on lupus-susceptible strains for these projects. Other projects focus on aberrant macrophages that mediate defective repair in muscular dystrophic diseases. These projects have seeded human translational components in patients with lupus (biomarkers, therapeutic targets).
MD or PhD required.
To apply: Please send CV and three references. Interested candidates contact:
Dr. Vicki Rubin Kelley, Harvard Institutes of Medicine, 4 Blackfan Street, Boston, MA 02115; FAX 617-525-5830; e-mail: email@example.com.
Postdoctoral fellowship opening at FDA/CBER: Characterizing the immunosuppressive impact of mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) on T cells
A contract postdoctoral position is available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Cheng-Hong Wei to study the interaction of human mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) with T cells both in vitro and in an autoimmune type 1 diabetes mouse model. We are aiming to identify biomarkers that can predict MSC’s in vivo immunosuppressive functions. Our laboratory is located on the Bethesda NIH campus. For our recent publication on this topic, please visit:
Highly motivated candidates with a strong background in immunology, mesenchymal stem cells, multi-color flow cytometry, assay validation, animal handling and modeling (i.v., i.p. injections, collection of lymphoid tissues and blood samples, ex vivo analysis of immune responses) will receive the strongest consideration. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or M.D. or DVM and preferably no more than three years of postdoctoral experience. Good communication skills and the ability to work in a team are essential. Stipend will be commensurate with experience. Ideal applicants should be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or hold a valid visa for work in the U.S.
This position is available immediately.
To apply: Please send an e-mail with your CV, a brief summary of research interests and career goals, and contact information for three references to:
Dr. Cheng-Hong Wei;
Division of Cellular and Gene Therapies, FDA/CBER, 1401 Rockville Pike, HFM-725, Rockville, MD 20852; Fax: (301) 827-0449
Postdoctoral Position in Immunometabolism at Boston University School of Medicine
The goal of the work is to understand the role immune system cells play in obesity and type 2 diabetes. Much of the work will focus on analysis of clinical samples with in vivo tests of findings in mouse models. See DeFuria et al PNAS 2013 for recent work.
Contact Barbara Nikolajczyk: firstname.lastname@example.org; Department of Microbiology, 72 East Concord Street L-516, Boston MA 02118, PH: 617.638.7019; FAX: 617.638.4286; Web site: http://www.bumc.bu.edu/microbiology/research-and-research-themes/faculty-and-their-research/barbara-s-nikolajczyk-phd/.
To apply: Please contact Dr. Nikolajczyk by email.
Position is open immediately and requires a two year minimum commitment.
The University of Washington Tumor Vaccine Group (www.tumorvaccinegroup.org) is a multidisciplinary group of investigators that utilizes a translational approach to diagnose, prevent, and treat cancer with novel, immune-based therapies. The Tumor Vaccine Group has an immediate opening available for a full-time Senior Fellow position working on the identification of immunogenic proteins to target with cancer vaccines as well as in vivo modeling of immune therapies in transgenic mouse models. This position requires a Ph.D. or foreign equivalent in immunology and documented experience in cellular and molecular based immunological techniques. Demonstration of writing skills through a documented publication record is required. Successful candidate will have 1 – 2 years of previous post-doctoral experience and demonstrated knowledge and experience in working with methods associated with human T-cell function.
The University of Washington is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.
To apply: Applicants should send a CV, a description of research and career interests, as well as references to:
Dr. Mary L. Disis, University of Washington, Center for Translational Medicine in Women’s Health, Tumor Vaccine Group, UW Box 358050, 815 Mercer Street, Seattle, WA 98109; email@example.com.
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A postdoctoral position is open to study homing properties of T cell subsets in melanoma and vitiligo, in the laboratory of Dr. Caroline Le Poole. Highly motivated recent graduates (PhD and/or MD) with a strong background in immunology, molecular, or cell biology are encouraged to apply. Previous experience working with mice is preferred. Loyola is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer/educator and is committed to drug free and smoke free workplace.
Our research is conducted in the Oncology Research Institute on the Loyola University Chicago Health Science Campus, located in the west suburbs of Chicago, Illinois.
To apply: Interested applicants may send CV, a brief description of research interests and career goals, and contact information of three references via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Research Associate/postdoctoral position is available in translational gene therapy and cell therapy. This position is available for a scientist (PhD, MD, and/or DVM) interested in the design and use of cell based therapies to modulate immunity for a variety of disease conditions. This position will focus on the development of novel strategies to alter immunity through the use of genetically altered immune cells in the context of cancer, autoimmunity, and/or infection. The overall aim is to develop novel immune therapies, demonstrate efficacy and mechanisms of action in preclinical studies, which will lead to Phase I clinical trials in patients. The ideal candidate will have a background in gene therapy, inflammation, molecular immunity, and in vivo techniques. Experience with autoimmunity, immunotherapy, and viral transduction would be helpful. Good communication skills, leadership potential, and the ability to work in a team are essential. Salary will be commensurate with experience.
To apply: Interested applicants should send a single PDF document by email that contains: a brief summary of research interests and career goals, curriculum vitae, list of publications, and the names of three professional references to:
Dr. Charles Sentman, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, 6W Borwell Bldg., One Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, N.H. 03756, U.S.A; email: email@example.com; website: http://dms.dartmouth.edu/faculty/facultydb/view.php?uid=139.
An Avian Immunology postdoctoral research opportunity is available with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Southeast Poultry Research Laboratory (SEPRL) in Athens, GA. The selected applicant will participate in research on avian immunology as it relates to infection and protection against avian influenza virus.
To be eligible, applicants must have received a doctorate degree in an area related to immunology or infectious diseases within five years of the desired starting date. Relevant fields include immunology, virology, infectious diseases, and molecular biology.
The ideal candidate will have experience with animal models of infectious diseases and specific experience with poultry, virology, and influenza research.
In addition to excellent verbal and written communication skills, required previous experience includes:
BSL-3 laboratory experience is desirable as this position requires work in a biocontainment laboratory. Candidates must have the ability to read and write English.
While participants will not enter into an employment relationship with ARS, this position requires a pre-employment check and a full background investigation.
This opportunity is available to U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents.
This is an equal opportunity program open to all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, mental or physical disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, or covered veteran’s status.
For additional information about the ARS Postdoctoral Research Program, please visit http://www.orise.orau.gov/usda-ars.
To apply: An application can be found at http://orise.orau.gov/usda-ars/applicants/application.htm. Please reference Project # ARS-SEPRL-2013-0010 in your application and when calling or writing for information.
Contact: Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), Attn: ARS Postdoctoral Research Program, MS-36, P.O. Box 117, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Questions: Ms. Elizabeth Nelson, Phone: 865-574-0781, Fax: 865-576-4197, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please contact email@example.com with questions.
Web address of Department or Division - http://www.orise.orau.gov/usda-ars/applicants/current-research-opportunities.aspx
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
A postdoctoral position is available immediately in a well-funded laboratory at the Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, to study the role of innate immune cell activation, monocyte/macrophage trafficking and signaling mechanisms in liver disease. The primary focus of our research is to employ molecular and cellular in vitro and in vivo translational approaches to understand the mechanisms regulating in immune cell function during liver inflammation. For further details on research conducted in the lab please visit: http://profiles.umassmed.edu/profiles/ProfileDetails.aspx?From=SE&Person=212
We are looking for a highly motivated individual with good knowledge and great interest in cellular and molecular biology, and immunology. Applicants must possess a Ph.D. with a background in molecular biology and immunology demonstrated by peer-reviewed publications. Recent graduates are encouraged to apply. Good communication skills and the desire to work in an interactive, multidisciplinary research team are essential. Stipends are commensurate with education and experience.
To apply: Please submit a CV and names of three references to:
Pranoti Mandrekar, Ph.D., Associate Professor, GI Division, Dept. of Med. LRB Rm #221, University of Massachusetts Medical Center, 364 Plantation Street, Worcester, MA 01605; Phone: (508) 856-5391; Fax: (508)856-4770; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Cihakova lab at the Division of Immunology, Department of Pathology, Johns Hopkins University Is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to research inflammatory heart disease, cardiac fibrosis and remodeling. The research is supported by newly founded NIH RO1 and support is guaranteed for 5 years. We employ murine model of inflammatory heart disease, experimental autoimmune myocarditis (EAM) to investigate factors that modulate development of myocarditis and its sequela dilated cardiomyopathy. For more information see Baldeviano et al, Circ Research 2011. The successful candidate will perform in vivo and ex vivo mouse experiments, molecular biology and cell culture, and a variety of other general laboratory experiments and will also oversee breading of mice for the project with help of laboratory technician. The desired candidate will have research experience in mouse models, strong flow cytometry skills, RT-PCR, PCR, ELISA, in vitro cultures, blotting, plasmid preparation and other molecular biology and immunology techniques. Candidate should possess a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences or a related field, and successful track record of first author publications and good references. The Cihakova laboratory is located in the hospital campus of Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland. The Johns Hopkins University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to excellence through diversity, and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women and minorities.
Contact: Daniela Cihakova, MD, PhD; Assistant Professor, Director, Immune Disorders Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University, Ross 648, 720 Rutland Ave, Baltimore, MD, (410)614-4173, fax 410-614- 3548, email@example.com.
To apply: Interested applicants should submit curriculum vitae, a brief description of research accomplishments and contact information (email address and phone number) of three references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Review of applications will begin on November 1st 2013 and continue until the position is filled. This position is available from January 1st 2014.
One of the top-ranked universities in the country, Northwestern University, combines innovative technology and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment that transcends traditional academic boundaries. We are looking to recruit a highly motivated Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Pathology and Feinberg Cardiovascular Research Institute for studies of inflammation-resolution in monocytes and macrophages after heart attack and hypoxic wound injury. Studies will interrogate cell-signaling mechanisms in primary cells by molecular biology. Mechanistic studies will be coupled with tests of physiological relevance after surgically inducing myocardial infarction in a survival animal model and compared to human diseased tissue. In vivo experiments will be assayed by flow cytometry, molecular biology, and histology. Surgical, echocardiography, flow, and histology skills are not immediately required and can be learned during the course of studies. A fundamental training in molecular biology is required. Expertise in flow cytometry is favored. Please see our website at thorplab.com. Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Members of historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
To apply: If interested please email a CV, names of two references, and a description of research interests and career goals.
Contact Person: Edward Thorp PhD, FAHA, Assistant Professor, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Pathology & Feinberg Cardiovascular Research Institute, 300 E. Superior St., Office: Tarry 3-705, Lab: Tarry 3-762, Chicago, Illinois 60611; email@example.com; Office: 312-503-4309, Lab: 312-503-3140.
Application Time Table: Open ended. Position available immediately.
The Nair lab at the Division of Biomedical Sciences, University of California Riverside is seeking a postdoctoral scientist to participate in our research on macrophage responses in immunity and inflammation. We employ murine infection models of hookworm and bacterial infection of the lung and gastrointestinal tract to investigate how macrophages are activated and what factors they secrete to regulate immunity and inflammation. The successful candidate will perform in vivo and ex vivo mouse experiments, molecular biology and cell culture, and a variety of other general laboratory experiments. The desired candidate will have research experience in mouse models of infection, immunity and macrophage activation and a successful track record of first author publications. Candidates should possess a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences or a related field, and less than two years postdoctoral experience. The University of California, Riverside is situated in an historic citrus growing area surrounded by mountain ranges. Riverside is about an hour away from ski slopes, surfing, or hiking in mountain or desert environments, and housing in the area is very affordable. The campus is also located in a prime position to take advantage of the other universities, research institutes, and biotech industries present in Southern California. The University of California is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to excellence through diversity, and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women and minorities.
Contact: Meera Nair, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Sciences, University of California Riverside, CA 92521; Phone: 951-827-7734; FAX (951)-827-2477; e-mail: Meera.Nair@ucr.edu.
To apply:Interested applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, statement of research and three referees.
Review of applications will begin on November 1st 2013 and continue until the position is filled.
Multiple postdoctoral positions are available immediately to study cell signaling in the immune system at the Baylor Institute for immunology research (BIIR).
The project requires expertise in cell and molecular immunology. We use mouse models of autoimmunity, allergy and cancer. For more information see Venuprasad K et al. Nat Immunol. 2008, Venuprasad K et al. J Clin Invest. 2006, Chang L et al. Cell. 2006, Jeon MS et al. Immunity. 2004, Venuprasad, Cancer Res.2010, Peng D et al. J Immunol. 2011, Ahmed N et al. Nat. Immunol. 2011, Zeng M et al. (manuscript under preparation), Ahmed N et al. ( manuscript under preparation). The applicants with one or more years of postdoctoral experience are preferred but fresh PhD’s are welcome. This is an outstanding opportunity for enthusiastic and hard working postdocs. The environment and the facilities at the at BIIR and the Sammons Cancer center in Dallas, TX is exceptional.
To apply: If interested, please send a CV to Dr. K Venuprasad: Venuprasad.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Competitive salary will be offered for the right candidates.
A postdoctoral position is available at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital to study the optimal conditions for gene-correction of hematopoietic stem cells in a mouse model of Artemis-deficient severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID-A). This project will: 1) Optimize lentiviral-mediated gene transduction in murine hematopoietic stem cells (HSC) and 2) Establish conditions to maximize engraftment of Artemis-corrected congenic HSC by opening bone marrow niches without high dose chemotherapy. The postdoc would be responsible for designing and implementing experiments for optimizing gene transduction conditions and opening marrow niches using chemotherapy and non-chemotherapy agents in a mouse model of Artemis SCID, analyzing and presenting results and preparing manuscripts for publication.
Requirements: Working with mouse models, flow cytometry and sorting, familiarity with assays of immune function is essential. Experience in gene transduction using lentiviral vectors is desirable. Applicants must have a PhD, but no more than 5 years of postdoctoral training. This position is available starting immediately and salary commensurate to experience. UCSF is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The University undertakes affirmative action to assure equal employment opportunity for underutilized minorities and women, for persons with disabilities, and for covered veterans. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including minorities and women.
To apply: Interested applicants should submit a CV, a brief description of research accomplishments, interests and career goals, and contact information (email address and phone number) of three references to email@example.com.
The Dean’s Postdoctoral Fellowship at Harvard Medical School is a 2-year postdoctoral research fellowship sponsored by the Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership and the Office for Postdoctoral Fellows.
The Dean’s Postdoctoral Fellowship is accepting applications from postdoctoral scientists, particularly from underrepresented and disadvantaged backgrounds, in the fields of basic or social sciences. The Dean’s Postdoctoral Fellowship will prepare postdoctoral researchers for cutting-edge research careers. Postdoctoral fellows will benefit from the highly innovative and creative research environment at Harvard Medical School that emphasizes scientific rigor, collaboration and the pursuit of excellence in science. This fellowship will position the right candidate to make major contributions as scientific and societal leaders.
Applications are being considered on a rolling basis for positions in the following departments on the Quadrangle:
ELIGIBILITY - Candidates must have:
Ordinarily candidates will have at least one first authored publication and some conference presentations. Graduates of Harvard Medical School PhD and MD programs should not apply to work with faculty of the department that granted their doctorate.
ONLINE APPLICATION - Applications must be submitted online and are currently accepted on a rolling basis. Qualified applicants will be selected by the laboratory or program and a committee with representatives from various departments.
To apply: To apply or learn more about this opportunity, please visit: http://www.hms.harvard.edu/dcp/deanspdfellowship.
For more information, please contact: Brian L. Anderson, Program Manager, Harvard Medical School, Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership, 164 Longwood Avenue, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02115-5818; Tel: 617-432-1083; Fax: 617-432-3834; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Working with clients and partners, the National Research Council Canada provides strategic research, innovation support, scientific and technical services to develop and deploy solutions to meet Canada's current and future industrial and societal needs. Guided by our core values of impact, accountability, leadership, integrity and collaboration, NRC is a dynamic and vibrant organization that, in its ongoing evolution, is seeking a Research Associate, Immunology.
Research Associate, Immunology, RA - Aquatic and Crop Resource Development - Charlottetown - Prince Edward Island
This is a 2 year term position.
Your Challenge - The Research Associate, Immunology supports the mission of NRC and the Aquatic and Crop Resource Development Portfolio to add value to Canada’s abundant natural resources by participating client-focused research and development activities. This research has strong potential for industrial applications and involves working directly with Canadian companies to enhance productivity and competitiveness.
The incumbent will work closely with other researchers in a multi-disciplinary, program-based environment to conduct innovative research in the use of natural products and bioactives to regulate immune responses. The primary area of focus is skin health and immunity. Key activities will include developing and using immunological models for product development and validation, and providing technical expertise to NRC researchers and industry clients in diverse areas of immunology. The Research Associate will also contribute to business development and client relationship activities, including identifying potential client opportunities, analyzing and identifying client requirements, and building collaborations with local, national and international companies and organizations.
Screening Criteria - Applicants must demonstrate within the content of their application that they meet the following screening criteria in order to be given further consideration as candidates.
Education - As part of the RA Program you must have received your PhD in Immunology within the last 5 years or you expect to receive the degree within the next 6 months.
For alternate qualifications please refer to equivalency heading below.
Equivalency - PhD in a related discipline with practical research experience in an immunology discipline.
Language Requirements - English
Salary Range - The Research Associate Program is unique to the NRC. It falls under the RO/RCO classification system which uses a person-based classification system instead of the more common duties-based classification system. Candidates are remunerated based on their expertise, skill, outcomes and impacts of their previous work experience. In addition to the salary, employees in the RA Group are entitled to a Terminable Allowance of $8,000 per year.
RA Program - In order to be considered for the Research Associate Program all applicants must include a copy of their resume with their application. Additionally, two letters of recommendations, their transcripts, and a copy of their degree must also be submitted. These can be attached to the application or may follow via e-mail to the contact below no later than the closing date indicated on this poster.
Candidates must demonstrate the ability to perform original high-quality research in their chosen field. The initial appointment will normally be for a two-year term. Appointments may be extended subject to the Associate's performance and subject to the requirements of NRC. The maximum period of employment as a Research Associate is five years.
Additionally, by applying to this competition this application will be added to the national NRC Research Associate Program Inventory and may be considered for other RA positions as they become available.
For further information regarding the RA Program, please visit our website.
In order to ensure a prompt and efficient processing of applications, candidates are encouraged to provide, along with their résumé, a detailed covering letter explaining how they meet each of the requirements of this position (education, experience, language requirements) by providing concrete examples.
Preference will be given to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada. Please include citizenship information in your application.
This position is being advertised internally and externally simultaneously, however first consideration will be given to internal NRC applicants.
To apply: Want to know more about this challenge? Visit our website at http://www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/eng/careers/index.html.
Interested in being considered? All applications must be submitted on-line. Please do not fax or email your applications. Applications must be received no later than 10/15/2013 (23:59 Eastern Standard Time).
APPLICATIONS MUST QUOTE HIRING NUMBER: 121-13-0320.
As an employer who values diversity in its workforce, we encourage candidates to self-identify as members of the following designated groups: women, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities.
Accommodation is available to all candidates retained for further assessment.
CONTACT PERSON: Telephone: (250) 363-3436 Email: HRQuestionsRH_CG2@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca.
A postdoctoral fellowship is available in the Department of Immunology at Genentech to join a group that studies asthma pathogenesis and B cell biology. The successful candidate will apply molecular, biochemical, cellular, and in vivo approaches to study mechanisms of B cell development, activation, and differentiation, intracellular signaling in B cells, and/or IgE isotype-specific B cell biology.
Applicants must have a PhD degree in the biological sciences with a strong background in immunology and a substantial publication record as a graduate student.
To apply:Please send a cover letter and CV, including names and contact information for three references, to Lawren Wu at email@example.com.
Contact: Lawren Wu, Department of Immunology, Genentech Inc, 1 DNA Way, MS 34, South San Francisco, CA 94080 USA, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The main focus of our research is on the development of a safe, effective and simple-to-use immunologic adjuvant using laser light. The research project will require the use of a combination of approaches ranging from molecular and cellular biology to assessment of mouse models of infectious disease. Experience with flow cytometry, tissue culture, procedures on mice and standard molecular biologic methodologies is desirable. The ideal candidate for this position will be a recent doctoral graduate within the last three years obtaining a PhD or MD/PhD in immunology or a related field. Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English are required. At least one first author publication in international peer-reviewed journal(s) is required.
To apply: Please send your application including a cover letter, CV with names and contact information of at least three references to Dr. Satoshi Kashiwagi by email: email@example.com.
Contact: Satoshi Kashiwagi, MD PhD, Instructor in Medicine, Vaccine and Immunotherapy Center, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, 149 13th Street, Charlestown, MA 02129; Phone: 617-726-6265; Fax:617-726-5411.
Web address: http://advancingcures.org.
A postdoctoral fellow position is open to study advancing immunotherapeutic approaches in the T cell based immunotherapy of cancer in the laboratory of Dr. Michael Nishimura. Highly motivated recent graduates (PhD and/or MD) with a strong background in immunology and molecular or cell biology are encouraged to apply. Previous experience working with mice and with cancer models is preferred.
Loyola is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer/educator and is committed to drug free and smoke free workplace.
To apply:Interested applicants may send CV and the names, email addresses and telephone numbers of three references via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our research is conducted in the Oncology Institute of the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, on the Loyola University Chicago Health Science Campus, located in the west suburbs of Chicago, Illinois.
Post-doctoral positions are available starting fall 2013-spring 2014 at the Institute for Interdisciplinary Neuroscience in the group “dynamic organization of synapses”, headed by Daniel Choquet and funded by grants from the European Research Council (ERC) and the Ministry of research (ANR) to work in an interdisciplinary environment on the molecular and cellular mechanisms of synapse organization and plasticity, in particular combining super-resolution technique and electrophysiology on cell cultures and brain slices. (See Heine et al. Science 2008, Opazo et al, Neuron 2010, Nair et al. J. Neuro 2013).
Candidates less than four years after their PhD with excellent past-record of achievement will have expertise in one of the following: cell biology, high resolution or single molecule imaging, brain slice electrophysiology.
Projects range from the analysis of AMPA receptor organization and trafficking at the single molecule level and their physiological function to the development of new high resolution imaging methods and bio-sensors.
Application and informal information may be sought, or pre-application discussions conducted, via e-mail.
Application should include a letter of motivation, a CV and a short summary of your current researches and center of scientific interest.
To apply: Please send CV and two letters of recommendation to: IINSrecruit@gmail.com.
Contact: Daniel Choquet, Interdisciplinary Institute for Neuroscience, IINS, CNRS UMR 5297, 146 rue Léo Saignat, 33077 Bordeaux Cedex, France
A challenging POSTDOCTORAL POSITION is available to work in the lab of Dr. Shabaana Khader, Associate Professor at the Department of Molecular Microbiology, Washington University, St. Louis. <p>
The candidate will study the role of inducible Bronchus Associated Lymphoid tissue (iBALT) in immunity to tuberculosis (see Slight et al, Journal of Clinical Investigation, 2013; Gopal et al, Mucosal Immunology, 2013).
The successful candidate should have a recent Ph.D. in Microbiology/ /Immunology/Molecular Biology (within the past year), peer-reviewed publications, be highly motivated and fluent in English. Prior experience with flow cytometry, immunofluorescence staining, confocal microscopy, molecular cloning, cell culture, standard microbiological techniques and animal handling skills are required. BSL-3 training is desirable.
To apply: Please send curriculum vitae, a brief research statement describing future goals, and the names of three references via e-mail in a single PDF to email@example.com.
A postdoctoral fellow position is open to study advancing immunotherapeutic approaches in hepatocellular carcinoma in the laboratories of Dr. Stephanie K. Watkins and Dr. Michael Nishimura. Highly motivated recent graduates (PhD and/or MD) with a strong background in immunology, molecular, or cell biology are encouraged to apply. Previous experience working with mice is preferred. Loyola is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer/educator and is committed to drug free and smoke free workplace.
Our research is conducted in the Oncology Institute of the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, on the Loyola University Chicago Health Science Campus, located in the west suburbs of Chicago, Illinois.
To apply: Interested applicants may send CV and the names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of three references via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Following postdoctoral positions available in a newly renovated immunology laboratory of Dr. Koichi S. Kobayashi to study:
(1) The interaction between intestinal microbiota and the mucosal immune system
2) The role of TLR and NLR proteins in the host-pathogen interaction
3) Inflammatory diseases caused by dysregulated NLR function
4) Mechanism of MHC gene activation by NLR protein family
using molecular biology, proteomics and mouse genetics approaches.
The laboratory studies on the innate immunity, with particular emphasis on the function of NLR family proteins. The laboratory discovered the function of Nod2, a Crohn’s disease-associated NLR protein, for the intestinal mucosal immune system (Science 307, 731 (2005), Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 106, 15813 (2010)), and succeeded in the development of ileal Crohn’s disease animal model (Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 107, 14739 (2010)). The laboratory also found another NLR member, NLRC5 is a transcriptional activator of MHC class I genes (CITA), which is a counterpart of CIITA, a master regulator of MHC class II gene (Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 107, 13794 (2010)). The laboratory is studying on the mechanism of NLRC5-mediated MHC class I gene regulation (Biochem Biophys Res Commun 418, 786 (2012), J Immunol 188, 4951(2012)) and its impact on in vivo immune system using knock out mice (J Immunol 189, 516 (2012)). This is a rapidly progressing research area. Please see our recent review (Nat Rev Immunol 12, 813 (2012)) and lab website for more information: http://medicine.tamhsc.edu/basic-sciences/mmp/faculty/koichi-kobayashi.html
The laboratory has recently been relocated to the Texas A&M Health Science Center for further expansion. The laboratory is located in the Reynolds Medical Research building and has access to numerous common equipments in the department and state-of-art core facilities in the Texas A&M Health Science Center and Texas A&M University, including the Texas A&M Institute of Genomic Medicine which holds the world’s largest collection of ES cell library.
Applicants with recent Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D., publications in international journals and a strong background in mucosal immunology or general immunology with prior experience of mouse handling are encouraged to apply. Applicants are expected to engage in infectious or inflammatory disease research using mouse models. Expertise in studies of gene regulation using qPCR, CHIP, methylation assay, immunoprecipitation, FACS and/or protein purification is plus.
To apply: Please send curriculum vitae, brief description of previous research accomplishments and names of three references to: Koichi S Kobayashi, M.D., Ph.D., Department of Molecular Microbial and Pathogenesis, College of Medicine, Texas A&M Health Science Center; e-mail: email@example.com.
The Retroviral Immunology Section seeks applicants for a postdoctoral fellowship to conduct innovative scientific research in the field of retroviral immunology. Our research is aimed at understanding host responses to retroviral infections in order to develop HIV vaccines and therapies. A special interest is in chronic infections, including how chronic infections are established and maintained, with an eye toward developing strategies to prevent and treat them. We predominantly use two models for study. For basic immunology studies we use mice infected with Friend murine leukemia virus. Using the Friend virus model, we have made discoveries such as a role for regulatory T cells in viral infections and a role for APOBEC3 as a genetic resistance factor important for in vivo recovery from retroviral infection. We have also recently developed a new humanized mouse model to study HIV infections in vivo. This new model allows long-term studies with the ability to test therapeutics and vaccines.
The selected candidate is expected to have a strong background in immunology with experience using mouse models. Experience with flow cytometry and cell sorting are also valuable assets for this position, as is a record of peer-reviewed publications. Candidates must hold a Ph.D., D.V.M, or M.D. Salary is based on experience using the NIH salary scale.
The section is housed at Rocky Mountain Laboratories (RML), which boasts state-of-the-art facilities including core facilities for genomics, electron microscopy, and flow cytometry. We are located in the scenic Bitterroot Valley of western Montana within easy access to some of the finest outdoor recreational opportunities in North America.
To apply: Email a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and bibliography to Kim Hasenkrug, chief of the Retroviral Immunology Section, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Letters of recommendation will be requested from finalists. See more information about the Retroviral Immunology Section on the NIAID website.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens, resident aliens, or nonresident aliens with or eligible to obtain a valid employment-authorizing visa. This position is subject to a background investigation.
For more information about working at NIAID, visit Careers at NIAID.
HHS, NIH, and NIAID are equal employment opportunity employers.
A postdoctoral position is available immediately to study innate and adaptive immunity against viruses. Our objectives are to uncover novel functions of IL-36 and Pellino proteins in the skin and liver. The research will employ both cell culture models as well as animal experiments. A number of knockout mouse strains are already available in the laboratory.
Requirements: Candidates should have a recent Ph.D. degree, comprehensive experience documented through publications with molecular and cell biology techniques, high level of proficiency in written and spoken Englis,h and willingness and ability to handle mice and infectious material. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated experience with techniques such as immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridization, confocal microscopy, flow cytometry and animal handling.
To apply: Applications including cover letter explaining interest in the position, CV, and names and contact information for 3 references should be sent to: Liselotte E. Jensen, Ph.D., email@example.com.
A postdoctoral fellow position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Xu Yu at the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard to study immunopathogenesis of HIV-1 infection.
The successful candidate will focus on projects related to the cellular immunology and immune regulation during HIV infection. Ph.Ds or M.D./Ph.Ds with a strong background in immunology or cell biology and a profound interest in career development in immunology/HIV research are encouraged to apply.
To apply: Only candidates with demonstrated ability for completing complex research projects during Ph.D. and significant experience in standard laboratory technologies (tissue culture, flow cytometry, PCR, western blots, etc.) will be considered. Please send your CV, a letter of interest, and a list of three references per email to Dr. Xu Yu (firstname.lastname@example.org).
A postdoctoral position is available to investigate the role of dendritic cells in immune homeostasis and activation. We are particularly interested in identifying the specific role of the high affinity IgE receptor FceRI expressed by dendritic cells. Successful applicants will be highly motivated individuals preferably with strong background in biochemistry, cell biology, and immunology and, recent PhD degree and strong publication records.
To apply: Please send curriculum vitae including a list of three references to: Jeoung-Sook Shin, PhD, Assistant Professor. Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Sandler Asthma Basic Research Center, University of California San Francisco, via E-mail: email@example.com.
A postdoctoral position is immediately available in the Blood Research Institute, the BloodCenter of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI. We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral associate to conduct research on how cytokine signaling and transcription regulation govern effector and memory T cell differentiation during acute viral or bacterial infections.
The candidates should have a recently completed Ph.D. degree in immunology and first-author publications in international peer-reviewed journals.
Experience in cellular immunology, molecular biology and genetics/epigenetics is required. The candidate should be highly enthusiastic and motivated. Candidates must also be proficient in oral and written English.
To apply: Applicant should send a cover letter stating research interests, a CV containing experimental techniques learned during previous training, and the names and contact information of three references directly to Dr. Weiguo Cui, firstname.lastname@example.org.
A postdoctoral position at the City of Hope - A motivated postdoctoral research fellow in T cell biology is wanted to study T development, activation and differentiation. Experimental approaches require the candidate to be familiar with basic immunology knowledge as well as techniques Th1/Th2/Th17 differentiation and mouse models of T cell-mediated immunity. Previous experience with T cells is required. Candidate shall have publication records to demonstrate the academic excellence in research. Dr. Zuoming Sun’s laboratory is located in Immunology Division of Beckman Research Institute of the City of Hope, a NIH-designated comprehensive cancer center with state-of-the-art facilities and friendly environments. Our institute locates at great Los Angeles of sunshine California, where you enjoy the diversity of culture and life style in warm southern California.
See our website for more information - http://www.cityofhope.org/sun-zuoming-research.
To apply: If you are interested, please send your application materials, CV, publications, and references to: Dr. Zuoming Sun, email@example.com.
The Transplant Immunology Program within the Systems Medicine and Bioengineering Department at THMRI consists of a multidisciplinary group of scientists involved in understanding the immunological basis of transplant rejection and tolerance. The newly established lab of Roger Sciammas is inviting applications for post-doctoral positions.
US: We study gene function in B cells of the immune system that control antibody responses. We use genetic, molecular, and cellular approaches to understand the control of distinct phases of the B cell response that ultimately lead to the secretion of antibody. Multiple projects in the laboratory are focused on quantitatively examining the immune system of mutant mice in response to immunization and transplantation. These projects have the potential to illuminate new control points, i.e. “switches” that guide the B cell response. It is expected that our research will lead to novel approaches to manipulate the B cell response in transplantation.
YOU: Enterprising and motivated to publish the results of your research in which you have invested a great deal of time, effort, and thought. You are creative, logical and ready to take on a challenge. Although your background may not be in immunology, you posses a strong basic understanding of biological processes and are trained in a wide range of technical areas accompanied with strong troubleshooting skills.
• Ph.D. in a biological discipline including, but not limited to, Immunology
• Creative and motivated
• Expert molecular, biochemical, and cell biology experience, including tissue culture
• Expert flow cytometry research experience
• Advanced mouse handling techniques
• Excellent organizational skills (time + multi-tasking)
• Publications from doctoral work
• Applicants with US citizenship or green card holders
• Ability to learn and adapt new techniques as well as to quickly adjust to changes
• Large data analysis
TMHRI is situated in the Medical Center campus, in downtown Houston, along with MD Anderson and Baylor enabling diverse and advantageous interactions. Further information about TMHRI is available at http://www.methodisthealth.com/.
To apply: Interested/Qualified candidates should contact me, rsciammas “at” houstonmethodist.org, along with a CV and description of your research accomplishments.
NIH-funded postdoctoral positions are available to investigate lymphocyte signaling and autoimmune diseases including rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis and type 1 diabetes at the Feinberg School of Medicine Northwestern University. We are particularly interested in dissecting the signaling pathways mediated by ubiquitination and/or epigenetic modifications in regulating lymphocyte development, activation and differentiation during inflammation. Successful applicant will be highly motivated individuals preferably with strong background in cellular immunology and signaling transduction, recent PhD degree and strong publication records. Salary will be competitive and a comprehensive benefit package will be provided.
To apply: Please send curriculum vitae including a list of three references to: Deyu Fang, PhD, Associate Professor. Department of Pathology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, via E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are seeking highly motivated and dynamic Post-Doctoral Fellows to undertake research in the Immunity & Inflammation program, at the Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute of Florida. VGTI Florida strives to provide a rich environment for scientific discovery and the professional growth of Post-Doctoral Fellows. The candidates will join the research teams of Drs. Trautmann and Haddad that have a special interest in human T cell immunoregulation and in understanding the mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis of human infectious diseases and will develop their research in VGTI Florida under their supervision. Dr. Lydie Trautmann’s laboratory is focused on understanding the early immunological events occurring after infection and vaccination. Dr. Haddad’s laboratory studies humoral and cellular immunity in chronic viral infections.
Work will involve contemporary and emerging technologies to analyze in human T cell immunology in the new state-of-the-art laboratories at VGTI Florida. Work will also involve developing experiments with new tools in cellular biology, immunology and virology, to collect and to validate assays, to analyze and communicate data, and to prepare manuscript for publication. Studies will involve expertise in cellular immunity, primary cell culture, flow cytometry, primary T cell assays, and high throughput qPCR assays.
VGTI Florida Post-Doctoral Policy:
The goal of the VGTI Florida Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program is to provide the mentoring, training, course work, and experiences for fellows to eventually become independently funded global health investigators with the capacity to design, implement, and evaluate innovative global health programs in a collaborative manner. The program in its entirety has 3 levels that defined by reinforcement and intensive training over a set period of time. The Fellow receives training that provides a foundation for a career that involves research, program development and implementation, and policy. The candidate should not be more than two years of postdoctoral training.
• Performs routine and complex laboratory procedures throughout training period
• Operates and maintains equipment and instruments
• Develops, adapts, and implements new research techniques and protocols
• Records, analyzes, interprets, and compiles data
• Participates in publications and presentations as author or co-author
• Assists in preparation of grant proposals
• Presents progress report seminars of the research projects for peer evaluation
• Attends seminars, journal clubs and training sessions
• Completion of or within 6 months of an advanced Doctoral (PhD) degree in immunology or related field
• Handling samples and performing immunology techniques and cell culture in a BSL2/3 setting
• Preparation of manuscripts
• Strong publication record required
• Excellent communication skills using the English language
• Ability to work independently and participate in collaborative efforts as a member of a diverse research team
To apply: All interested and qualified candidates are encouraged to apply here: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=6325901.
VGTI Florida is an EEO/AAP Institution committed to recruiting, hiring, and promoting qualified minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.
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A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Robert Axtell, at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation. The research program focuses on cellular and molecular pathways that contribute to the pathogenesis of neuro-autoimmune diseases. Dr. Axtell will provide a rich environment for scientific discovery and the professional growth of postdoctoral fellows in his laboratory. A highly motivated individual is wanted to investigate the differing immunological pathways that influence neuro-inflammatory diseases that include multiple sclerosis and neuromyelitis optica. This postdoc will perform experiments using state of the art technologies with both animal models and human disease samples. This position involves basic cellular biology and immunology techniques, mRNA analysis, flow cytometry, cell culture and animal work. The data generated from these studies will ultimately provide insights into the diversity and heterogeneity of complex neuro-inflammatory diseases.
OMRF (omrf.org) is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institute located adjacent to the campus of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) in Oklahoma City. OMRF investigators enjoy close scientific interactions with OUHSC faculty and participate in OUHSC graduate programs. OMRF ranked 3rd in nation in The Scientist magazine's 2013 listing of "Best Places to Work for Postdoctoral Fellows."
Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must have a Ph.D., MD or equivalent with expertise in molecular biology, immunology and possess outstanding organizational skills as well as oral and written communication skills. This individual should possess strong laboratory skills, be able to perform data analysis, design and troubleshoot experiments, and work effectively as part of a team.
Preferred Qualifications: A background in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis or other neuro-inflammatory animal models is desired but not required.
To apply: Send C.V., a description of research accomplishments and goals, and contact information for 3 references to email@example.com, Department of Arthritis & Clinical Immunology. Please include"Postdoctoral AAI” in your subject heading. OMRF Address: 825 NE 13th street, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. 73104, phone 405-271-
7430, fax 405-271-7016. We offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits. (EOE/AA)
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Seeking highly motivated, self-starter, senior post-doctoral fellow with the ability to work with optimal resources and little direct supervision to address important questions of early events in systemic autoimmunity. Join my lab and explore how the autoimmune response in SLE and related disorders starts and progresses over time. The successful candidate will participate in one or more of the following aspects of our research: roles of autoantibodies in human SLE disease pathogenesis, changes in regulatory immune cell populations with disease onset, or mechanisms of lupus disease flare.
OMRF (omrf.org) is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institute located adjacent to the campus of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) in Oklahoma City. OMRF investigators enjoy close scientific interactions with OUHSC faculty and participate in OUHSC graduate programs. OMRF ranked 3rd in nation in The Scientist magazine's 2013 listing of "Best Places to Work for Postdoctoral Fellows."
Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D., M.D., or Ph.D./M.D. Previous experience in basic human immunology is required. Good written skills necessary. Ability to communicate and write summaries of results required.
Preferred Qualifications: Ideally would have at least two publications with one or more first author, peer-reviewed, English manuscripts in human immunology. Previous experience with flow cytometry and cellular immunology is preferred. Basic molecular biology experience is a plus.
To apply: Send CV and list of three references to: Judith James, M.D., Ph.D., Department of Arthritis & Clinical Immunology. E-mail: Postdoc-Recruiting@omrf.org. Please include " Postdoctoral AAI-JJ" in your subject heading. OMRF Address: 825 NE 13th street, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. 73104, phone 405-271-7430, fax 405-271-7016 We offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits. (EOE/AA)
Innate lymphoid cells are a relatively newly described cell type that is critical for the development of lymphoid tissues in fetal life and mucosal immunity in adult life. These cells are developmentally similar to NK cells. The instructive signals that dictate ILC vs. NK fates have not been entirely determined. My laboratory is focused on understanding the development and function of ILCs and NK cells early after allogeneic transplantation because these two cell populations play important roles in the recovery of the immune system and graft vs. leukemia reactions, respectively.
An NIH funded postdoctoral position is immediately available to study human ILC and NK cell development from CD34+ hematopoietic progenitors using a newly developed model system and after transplantation using existing patient material obtained on IRB-approved protocols. This translational research project will focus on: 1) the developmental requirements of ILCs from progenitors and methods to generate sufficient cells for adoptive therapy, 2) the study of environmental signaling pathways provided by stroma and other cell types on ILC development, 3) determination of the molecular mechanisms that govern the commitment of progenitors to the ILC lineage and the functional maturation of ILCs and cNKs and 4) the use of ILC in models of allogeneic transplantation.
The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree and a track record of accomplishments. Experience with purification and culture of stem cells and NK cells, multicolor flow cytometry, cytotoxicity assays, cloning, and PCR (quantitative) are required. Studies will also rely heavily on cell purification, cell culture, multicolor FACS analysis and handling of clinical samples. Clear and concise communication and written skills are also mandatory.
To apply: Applicants should send curriculum vitae and a statement of research interests and intentions to:
Michael R. Verneris, M.D., Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Blood and Marrow, Transplantation, University of Minnesota, Verneris@UMN.edu.
Research Post Doc at the F. Widjaja Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Immunobiology Institute (IBIRI) develops and works on highly interdisciplinary and translational projects, thus the incumbent needs to be independent but also a team player to work closely with the IBIRI principal Investigators, other research scientists, and external collaborators. Specific responsibilities include but not limited to:
• Proficient in processing and analyzing large genetics datasets, programming in R (or comparable platforms) and statistical modeling
• Familiar with basic and advanced immunology concepts and methodologies;
• Designs and performs complex immunology experiments, and incorporate novel techniques and discoveries;
• Interprets experimental results and demonstrates problem solving kills;
• Assists in preparation of grant proposals, and participates in publications and presentations as author or co-author
Educational Requirements: MD or PhD or highest degree in the field (Foreign graduates are also acceptable)
Experience: MD or PhD in immunology or immunology-related fields. Experience in R Program (comparable platform) is required.
Deadline for application submission: until position is filled.
A postdoctoral researcher position is available at the Department of Pathology in University of Chicago to investigate the role of autophagy pathway/proteins in host-pathogen interaction and the immune system development. Highly motivated individuals with a recent Ph.D. in immunology, microbiology, or cell/molecular biology, with evidence of scientific accomplishment, are encouraged to apply. Applicants with strong hands-on experience and knowledge in flow cytometry, macrophage biology, and mouse models will be preferred.
To apply: Interested and qualified candidates should send a cover letter, current curriculum vitae including list of publications, brief statement of previous research experience and interest, as well as contact information for three references to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more details, please visit: http://shwanglab.bsd.uchicago.edu/.
Seungmin Hwang, Ph.D.,
Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology,
University of Chicago,
924 E. 57th St. Chicago, IL 60637;
Office: BSLC R110, 773-834-5905;
Lab: BSLC R122, 773-834-5969;
A postdoctoral position is available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Rodney DeKoter, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University. The DeKoter lab has a long-standing interest in regulation of immune system development by transcription factors. The goal of the research project will be to study genetic causes and pathways of oncogenic addiction in B cell lymphoma. Qualified applicants for this position should have a PhD degree in Immunobiology or a related discipline, significant experience in techniques including mouse care, flow cytometry, retroviral gene transfer, quantitative PCR analysis, and chromatin immunoprecipitation. Expertise in bioinformatics, especially analysis of ChIP-seq data, would be an asset. The initial appointment will be for one year, renewable based on performance, and successful candidates will be expected to apply for external funding. A competitive stipend will be paid commensurate with experience.
To apply: Please send a statement of interest, Curriculum Vitae, and the names of at least two references to:
Rodney DeKoter, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5C1; Email: email@example.com; Phone (519) 661-2084.
Applications will be reviewed as received until the position is filled.
Postdoctoral fellowships in quantitative and super-resolution imaging of natural killer (NK) cell immunobiology as well as in human deficiencies of NK cells:
Post-doctoral fellowships are available in the laboratory of Jordan Orange MD, PhD within the newly created Center for Human Immunobiology at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital to study: 1) the cell biology of human NK cells and 2) congenital human deficiencies of NK cells. We have focused on cytoskeletal and signaling requirements for the mobilization and targeted secretion of NK cell lytic granules at the immunological synapse to enable cytotoxicity. We have relied heavily on highly quantitative imaging of live and fixed cells and have utilized a variety of innovative approaches to address our questions, including total-internal reflection fluorescence (TIRF) and stimulated-emission depletion (STED) super-resolution microscopy. Additionally, we have gained insights from human genetic defects that impact NK cells providing a host defense and in vivo physiologic context. The work promises to be challenging, but presents an opportunity to gain an understanding of the molecular events involved in intercellular recognition, intracellular reorganization and resultant function. Trainees will benefit from an unique environment within the Center for Human Immunobiology, which includes a state-of-the art imaging facility containing highly specialized gated-STED, TIRF and spinning disc confocal microscopes. There is also superb access to flow cytometry, imaging cytometry and cell sorting within the Center. Strong resources are available to post-doctoral trainees at Baylor College of Medicine and at the Texas Medical Center.
The applicant should be highly motivated with a flexible work schedule and relatively early in their career path.
PhDs (or those expected to soon be receiving degrees) in Cell Biology, Immunology or Viral Immunology, are encouraged to apply.
To apply: Please send a CV and statement of interest to Ms. Ruth Herrera via email – firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research is the research branch of North Shore-LIJ Health System and an integral part of the new Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine. The Institute is located 30 min outside of New York City in Manhasset, NY and is composed of more than 1,500 scientists, clinicians and staff. We stand at the threshold of an extraordinary time in medicine and The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research is a growing force in research innovation, imagination and discovery.
The Laboratory of Neuroimmunology has an immediate position available for a Postdoctoral Fellow to investigate the inflammatory response after spinal cord injury (SCI). The project utilizes biochemical, cell biological, immunological and functional genomics methods. The Postdoctoral Fellow will interact with a multidisciplinary team of scientists and clinicians working in SCI. The laboratory website can be found at: http://www.feinsteininstitute.org/faculty/ona-e-bloom-phd/
Minimum qualifications include a PhD and/or MD in biological sciences, good communication skills and the ability to work in a team environment. Individuals with experience in immunology, neurobiology, cell biology, and/or genomics are encouraged to apply.
To apply: If interested, please email me a cover letter, curriculum vitae and names of three referees.
Ona Bloom, PhD, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, 350 Community Drive, Manhasset, NY 11030; Email: email@example.com.
A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Adrian Piliponsky at the Seattle Children’s Research Institute, Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington (Seattle, WA).
Our research is focused on the regulation of the innate immune response to bacterial infections. Specifically, we are interested in the ability of mast cells and mast cell specific proteases to down-regulate mediators that contribute to inflammation through degradation. We use mass spectrometry analysis in collaboration with other researchers at the University of Washington to identify targets of mast cell proteases. We use biochemical and molecular biology approaches in combination with mass spectrometry to validate targets of mast cell proteases. We employ mast cell-deficient mice, mice deficient in mast cell specific proteases and immune reconstitution of mice with modified hematopoietic stem cells to investigate the contribution of these targets and their down-regulation by mast cell proteases to inflammation.
He/she will use an array of cellular and molecular approaches (ELISA, cell isolation, flow cytometry, histology, microarray and transcriptome analysis, qPCR, bacterial propagation and protein isolation, animal models of infection) and is expected to formulate, execute, and communicate research projects.
Qualifications: Requirements include a recent PhD and/or MD in immunology or other cell biology- related fields preferably including immunology training. PhDs graduated within two years are particularly encouraged to apply. Successful candidates should be highly motivated with an outstanding publication record (at least one first-author research paper published in peer-reviewed international journal) and work ethics. We are particularly looking for candidates with strong research background in cellular immunology, biochemistry, and mouse models of bacterial infections. Excellent written and oral communication skills in English are required.
To apply: Please send: 1) cover letter briefly describing your research accomplishments, interests and career goals, 2) your CV, and 3) a list of three references of your current and previous mentors, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Postdoctoral positions are available to study the molecular pathways that regulate inflammation and cancer at the Baylor Institute for Immunology Research.
The project involves extensive training potential in cellular and molecular immunology and mouse models of inflammation and cancer. For more information see Venuprasad K et al. Nat Immunol. 2008, Venuprasad K et al. J Clin Invest. 2006, Chang L et al. Cell. 2006, Jeon MS et al. Immunity. 2004, Venuprasad, Cancer Res.2010, Peng D et al. J Immunol. 2011, Ahmed N et al. Nat. Immunol. 2011, Zeng M et al. (manuscript under preparation), Ahmed N et al. ( manuscript under preparation). Hard working candidates with drive for success are encouraged.
To apply: If interested, please send your CV to Dr. Venuprasad Poojary, Associate Investigator, Baylor Institute for Immunology Research, Dallas, TX - Email: Venuprasad.email@example.com.
Competitive salary will be offered for the right candidates.