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Posted: April 15, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Fellow
Institution: Leidos Biomedical reserach, Inc.
Location: Frederick, MD
PI: Dr. Brandon Keele

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS
- Possession of a Ph.D. from an accredited college/university in a field related to biomedical research. Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency.
- Years of experience beyond the doctoral degree are not required; however candidates must have demonstrated ability to productively conduct scientific research projects in relevant or related disciplines.
- This position is subject to obtaining a Public Trust Clearance.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
- Experience working with retroviruses under BSL2* biocontainment conditions, familiarity with propagation of retroviruses in vitro, basic molecular biology skills including DNA/RNA extraction from a variety of cell types and tissues, and a general understanding of viral evolution and population genetics are desired.
- Proficiency in basic computer skills (Word, Excel) is desired.

To apply: Please visit our careers site at www.leidos.com/careers and enter requisition number 603605.

Leidos Biomedical Research Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Leidos, is accelerating the development of new technologies and treatments for patients with cancer and AIDS. Leidos Biomedical is the operations and technical support contractor for the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research, a federal national laboratory.

Leidos Overview: Leidos is an applied solutions company focused on markets that are seeing converging business and technological trends, and address basic, enduring human needs: defense and national security, health and life sciences, and energy, engineering and infrastructure. The Company's approximately 20,000 employees serve customers in the U.S. Department of Defense, the intelligence community, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, other U.S. Government civil agencies and commercial health and engineering markets.

Leidos is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

Posted: April 9, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Fellowship
Institution: Johns Hopkins University
Location: Baltimore, MD
PI: Michael Chattergoon M.D., Ph.D.

The Viral Hepatitis Center at Johns Hopkins University is seeking candidates with experience in immunology/molecular biology/protein biochemistry. The lab studies inflammasome sensing of chronic viral infections, adaptive immune responses directed against viruses, and immune evasion mechanisms. The applicant should have a Ph.D. in immunology/virology/microbiology with some experience in molecular biology an interest in chronic viral infections. The applicant must be able to design and conduct experiments, to prepare and present his or her work at meetings, to write scientific manuscripts, and to speak fluently in English. The applicant must either be currently residing in the USA or a US citizen living abroad.

To apply: Please submit a letter of interest, along with your resume, copies of any relevant publications, and names/addresses of three possible references. If at the meeting, please contact Dr. Michael Chattergoon at (215) 868-8484 to arrange a meeting while there.

Contact: Michael Chattergoon M.D., Ph.D.; Email: chattergoon@jhmi.edu

     or

Andrea L. Cox, M.D., Ph.D., Division of Infectious Diseases, Johns Hopkins University, 855 N. Wolfe St. Rangos 536, Baltimore, MD 21205, United States, Phone: 410-502-2715, Email: acox@jhmi.edu

Posted: April 9, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position - Transplant Immunology
Institution: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Location: Baltimore, MD
PI: Giorgio Raimondi, PhD

A Postdoctoral Scholar position is available for a determined and highly motivated individual in the laboratory of Vascularized and Composite Allotransplantation (VCA) of the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, a premiere medical research center in the nation. The VCA lab, directed by Dr. Gerald Brandacher, is a multi-disciplinary research laboratory standing on four pillars: transplant immunology, regenerative medicine, nerve research, and microsurgical education. In this very dynamic and innovative environment, fellows can also benefit from extensive interactions with the outstanding scientific community at Johns Hopkins University and have great opportunities for career growth.

This Postdoctoral scholar will contribute to the transplant immunology focus area of investigation. Under the guidance of Dr. Giorgio Raimondi, the laboratory is devoted to improving our understanding of the complex mechanisms of transplant rejection as well as the mechanisms underlying the regulation of immune responses. Our goal is to develop innovative and effective strategies of modulation of alloreactivity and ultimately promote transplant acceptance. We use rodent models of skin, heart, and our very unique model of hind limb transplantation to elucidate (1) the still unknown events that coordinate the activation of alloreactive T cells (bypassing endogenous regulatory checkpoints, e.g. regulatory T cells ) and (2) to identify points of intervention to favor robust regulation of this response. We are also dedicated to translational investigation of experimental immunoregulatory intervention and to this end we work with a pre-clinical large animal model of VCA.

Our ideal candidate has the following characteristics:

• A Ph.D. in Immunology, Cell/Molecular Biology, or related discipline with a strong background in the activation of either innate or adaptive immunity or its modulation.

• Proficient in isolation of cell subsets and sterile tissue culture techniques of primary cells.

• Knowledgeable in multiple molecular biology/cellular techniques among PCR, Western blotting, ELISA (and multiplex), transfection, flow cytometry, and immunofluorescence microscopy.

• Highly motivated trouble-shooter and eager learner of new techniques.

• Capable of handling rodents and colony management.

• Skillful in leveraging independent as well as team work, being an enthusiastic teacher, and with a strong determination in pursuing an academic career.

• Excellent communicator, able to speak fluent English with great writing abilities.

To apply: Interested candidates should email their CV, a brief statement of their research experience and how it relates to this position, and the contact information of at least three references to: g.raimondi@jhmi.edu.

Posted: April 9, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position in Human Heart Transplantation Immunology
Institution: Columbia University Medical Center
Location: New York, NY
PI: Emmanuel Zorn, Ph.D.

A post-doctoral position is open in the laboratory of Dr. Emmanuel Zorn at the Columbia Center for Translational Immunology to study the contribution of B cell and humoral immunity to human cardiac allograft rejection. One avenue of research will be to examine B cells infiltrating heart transplants at time of rejection. Studies will be conducted in collaboration with members of the New York Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center Cardiac Transplant Program. Our translational research aims at developing novel therapeutic strategies. Studies will use a wide range of complementary methods including primary human cell culture, B cell cloning, protein assays, molecular biology techniques as well as functional cell based assays.

We are seeking a junior, creative, self-motivated and hard-working individual with documented research experience related to this position. Candidates should have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. with training in immunology (human immunology preferred).

To apply: Send curriculum vitae, cover letter including a description of past research accomplishments as well as contact information for three references to:

Emmanuel Zorn, Ph.D., Columbia Center for Translational Immunology, 650 West 168th Street, mailbox 127, New York, NY 10032; ez2184@cumc.columbia.edu.

Posted: April 4, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position in Immunology
Institution: University of Nebraska Medical Center
Location: Omaha, NE
PI: Tammy Kielian, PhD

A NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Tammy Kielian in the Department of Pathology and Microbiology, University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) in Omaha, NE, USA. The candidate will direct independent projects related to the role of innate immunity in host defense against staphylococcal biofilms (J. Immunol., 186:6585-96, 2011; PLoS ONE, 7(8):e42476, 2012; J. Immunol., 190:2159-68, 2013; Infect. Immun. 81:4363-76, 2013; J. Immunol., March 19, Epub ahead of print, 2014) as well as translational research. Dr. Kielian’s laboratory is part of the Staphylococcal Research Group at UNMC (http://www.unmc.edu/pathology/csr/research.htm), which offers a collaborative multi-disciplinary environment for the study of staphylococcal infections.

The successful candidate must possess a Ph.D. in immunology and have excellent written and oral communication skills. Salary will commensurate with experience.

To apply: Interested persons should send a curriculum vitae, summary of research experiences, and contact information of three references to Tammy Kielian, Ph.D., via an online application through the University of Nebraska Medical Center employment website at https://jobs.unmc.edu/postings/18672. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and will continue until the position is filled. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Posted: April 4, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: University of Minnesota
Location: Minneapolis, MN
PI: Julie Olson, Ph.D.

A postdoctoral position is available immediately to study the immune response in the central nervous system during neurological diseases. One focus of the neuroimmunology research group is on the innate immune response during multiple sclerosis using a virus- induced mouse model of disease. The other focus area of the research group is the immune response by microglia during neurological diseases and during neuropathic pain. The research group is located at the University of Minnesota on the Minneapolis campus in the Department of Diagnostic and Biological Sciences as part of the Academic Health Center.

The candidate should have completed a Ph.D. in the area of immunology, microbiology, molecular biology, or neuroscience. Ideal candidates will be productive, self-motivated individuals with the ability to think critically. Experience with animal experiments, molecular biology, immunological assays, imaging techniques, and cell culture is preferred. Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) are required.

To apply:To apply: Interested applicants should include a letter of interest, description of research experience, CV, and names of three professional references. Applications should be submitted through the University of Minnesota employment website:

https://employment.umn.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=684298

Inquiries can be directed to Julie Olson, Ph.D., at jkolson@umn.edu.

Posted: April 3, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Associate in Immunology
Institution: Virginia Bioinformatics Institute
Location: Blacksburg, VA

The Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (VBI) at Virginia Tech performs world-class informatics research in life sciences, social sciences, and human health by integrating theory, modeling and simulation with computational and experimental science in a transdisciplinary, team science research environment. The Institute’s mission is to solve some of society’s most important problems affecting life sciences, social sciences and human health through transdisciplinary informatics research and education.

As a member of the Nutritional Immunology and Molecular Medicine Laboratory (NIMML) in VBI, the Postdoctoral Associate in Immunology will work on the NIAID-funded project: Modeling Immunity to Enteric Pathogens (MIEP). The primary focus of this position will be research related to mechanisms of mucosal immune regulation during infection with enteric pathogens, including Helicobacter pylori. The Postdoctoral Associate will collaborate and coordinate efforts with clinical researchers and computer modeling personnel, and will provide a plan for studies in additional NIAID Category A-C enteric pathogens. The Postdoctoral Associate will also coordinate with the bioinformatics personnel to assist in the creation and maintenance of immunological databases related to enteric pathogens and analysis of high-throughput transcriptomics and proteomics data. The Postdoctoral Associate will be expected to work collaboratively and participate in the development of publications for peer-reviewed journals.

Responsibilities will include:

• Works on aspects of immune modulation by immunotherapeutics, especially modulation of adaptive immune responses and mucosal immunity by activation of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-y or other new target candidates identified through modeling.
• Actively collaborates with ongoing studies in the laboratory to characterize modulation of mucosal immune responses to H. pylori and other enteric pathogens.
• Actively collaborates in projects related to mathematical/computational modeling of immunity or any other related projects as instructed by the PI.
• Represents the Nutritional Immunology & Molecular Medicine group at VBI and the Institute by presenting at conferences, seminars, workshops, etc., as required.
• Contributes to the publication of original results of research in peer-reviewed, high-impact scientific journals.
• Trains and mentors students in the laboratory on research initiatives, experimentations and laboratory protocols.
• Contributes to the submission of research proposals to funding agencies.
• Takes the initiative in finding solutions to scientific problems that arise in day-to-day research.
• Routinely communicates research progress with supervisor, peers and other lab staff.

The successful candidate will have:

• Ph.D., D.V.M. or M.D. in immunology, inflammation, cell and molecular biology or related field.
• Training in immunology or inflammation research
• Demonstrated expertise in flow cytometry, cell culture assays, molecular biology and recombinant DNA techniques
• Demonstrated record of publication in high impact journals peer-reviewed journals.
• Demonstrated expertise in mouse experimentation.
• Excellent organizational, time management, and multitasking skills.
• Capable of working in a team environment and a strong inclination for trans-disciplinary science.
• Creative, independent, and self-motivated, with good communication skills.
• Excellent organizational, time management, and multi-tasking skills.

Preferences will be given to candidates who possess knowledge or experience in inflammation, autoimmune disorders, infectious disease and/or nuclear receptor biology; expertise in both basic and clinical immunology research; grant writing experience; previous expertise in mouse models of gastroenteric pathogens; and computational/bioinformatics skills and expertise.

In accordance with university hiring procedures for non-student positions, this position will require a conviction check prior to beginning an employment engagement.

The initial appointment will be a one-year, restricted appointment located in VBI’s on-campus facility in Blacksburg, VA. This position will hold the research faculty rank of Postdoctoral Associate. For more information on the university’s faculty ranks, please visit the Faculty Handbook at http://www.provost.vt.edu/faculty_handbook/faculty_handbook.html.

To apply: Interested candidates should submit a current CV, letter of interest, and listing of professional references upon applying through www.jobs.vt.edu, posting SR0140043 . To be considered, applications must be received through the website link provided and not through alternative channels. Review of applications will begin on Monday, April 14, 2014.

Compensation commensurate with experience

To learn more about VBI, please visit us at www.vbi.vt.edu.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Posted: April 1, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position in T Cell Immunology
Institution: M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Location: Houston, TX
PI: Dr. Navin Varadarajan

Postdoctoral position to investigate T-cell based therapies in collaboration with M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, funded by the NIH. The candidate needs to have prior documented experience in T-cell cloning/expansion. The successful candidate will work on a multi-disciplinary team involving engineers and clinicians. The candidate will be expected to devise or modify immunological methods to achieve results and publish papers in research journals. Presentation at national meetings and career-development will be encouraged. Strong communication skills (written/verbal) in English is required. The University of Houston is an equal opportunity employer and women/underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply.

Education/Experience: A Ph.D. or MD/Ph.D. degree in the field of T-cell immunology is required. Experience with T-cell cloning and standard immunological assays like ELISA/ELISpot/Flow-cytometry.

Timing: Immediate

To apply: Please send CV and list of three references via email to nvaradarajan@uh.edu.

Navin Varadarajan, Assistant Professor, University of Houston, Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, S222 Engineering Bldg 1, Rm S228, 4800 Calhoun Road, Houston, TX 77204

Posted: March 21, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position in T regulatory cells and Autoimmunity
Institution: University of Missouri
Location: Columbia, MO
PI: Dr. Susan C. McKarns

A postdoctoral position is available immediately to study the cellular and molecular mechanisms governing the differentiation and function of CD4 T lymphocytes and their role in autoimmunity. Our NIH funded research aims to elucidate sex-biased autoimmune EAE and the role of regulatory cells and the gut microbiome in the process.

The applicant must have recently completed a PhD or equivalent in Immunology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Genetics, or a related field. The ideal candidate will have in-depth expertise in flow cytometry, tissue culture, molecular biology, mouse handling, and an interest in cytokine signaling and epigenetic mechanisms of gene regulation.

The successful candidate will be joining a young, dynamic environment within the Center for Cellular and Molecular Immunology at the University of Missouri in Columbia.

To apply: Interested applicants should e-mail a cover letter, CV, summary of previous research experience, and three letters of references:

Susan C. McKarns, Assistant Professor, Laboratory of TGF-β Biology, Epigenetics, and Cytokine Regulation (LTEC), Center for Cellular & Molecular Immunology, Hugh E. Stephenson Jr. Department of Surgery and Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, University of Missouri School of Medicine, M616 Medical Sciences Bldg., One Hospital Dr., Columbia, MO 65212; Office: 573-884-1722; Lab: 573-884-1651; Fax: 573-882-4287; Email: mckarnss@health.missouri.edu.

Posted: March 21, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: The University of Chicago
Location: Chicago, IL
PI: Dr. Alexander Chervonsky

Postdoctoral positions available to study mechanisms of destruction of insulin-producing cells, homing of T cells to the pancreas and the role of microbiota in autoimmunity.

Expertise in mouse genetics, commensal microbiota or imaging is a positive factor.

To apply: Preferred contact is by email:

Dr. Chervonsky, achervon@bsd.uchicago.edu, 924 E 57th Street, R116, Chicago, IL 60637, (773) 702-1371

Website: https://biomedsciences.uchicago.edu/page/committee-immunology-0.

Positions available immediately.

Posted: March 20, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: Albany Medical College, Center for Immunology and Microbial Disease
Location: Albany, NY
PI: Kate C. MacNamara, Ph.D.

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Kate MacNamara to study stress-induced hematopoiesis in murine models of infection and disease. Our research is aimed at clarifying the mechanisms leading to functional changes in hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells during infection. Experience in immunology, cell biology, microbiology, and/or stem cell biology required, and experience working with murine models of infection preferred. Looking for a highly motivated, independent, and creative thinker who has strong communication and organization skills. Expertise in flow cytometry, immunofluoresence, microscopy, and imaging is an advantage. Albany Medical College has a close relationship with the New York State Department of Health’s Wadsworth Laboratories, providing a diverse environment rich in infectious disease expertise. Albany is a mid-sized city within the upstate New York Capital Region, and has easy access to Boston, New York City, and the Adirondack and Berkshire Mountains.

Website: http://www.amc.edu/Research/IMD/imdresearcher.cfm?ID=419.

To apply: Interested candidates please apply by providing: a cover letter (outlining your scientific interests), your curriculum vitae, and the complete contact information for three individuals who can be contacted for letters of reference. Please send to:

Kate C. MacNamara, Ph.D., Center for Immunology and Microbial Diseases, Albany Medical College, MS-453, 47 New Scotland Avenue, Albany, NY 12208, Phone: (518) 262-0921.

Or email the documents to:macnamk@mail.amc.edu.

 

Posted: March 11, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Fellow
Institution: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
PI: Maureen A. Su, MD

Immunology laboratory at University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill School of Medicine seeks an energetic, self-driven, motivated, MD, PhD or DVM scientist for a post-doctoral research associate position. The chosen candidate will work with human subjects as well as with animal models to understand mechanisms of immune tolerance in the context of autoimmunity and cancer immune responses. Our highly translational laboratory is affiliated with the Departments of Microbiology/Immunology and Pediatrics, which allows for ample opportunity to bridge the bench and bedside. Experience in immunology, genetics, molecular biology and history of productivity is required.

To apply: Please email CV and names of 3 references to: masu@email.unc.edu.

Web address of Department or Division: https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/39838.

Posted: March 6, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Positions
Institution: The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute
Location: Melbourne, Australia
PI: Dr. Seth Masters

An opportunity exists for a Research Technician or Postdoctoral Scientist to join the Inflammation Division to study innate immunity in the Masters Laboratory.

The lab is focused on understanding the pathogenesis of inflammatory diseases. Our aim is to discover new innate immune pathways and mechanisms that can be targeted in the clinic.

The successful candidate will help coordinate a comprehensive research program on inflammatory diseases using in vitro techniques, mouse models and analysis of human disease samples. A variety of state of the art protocols will be employed to understand immunopathogenesis, identify key cellular and molecular mediators and possible therapeutic targets.

This role is offered for either a Research Technician or a Postdoctoral Scientist and is available for 1 year in the first instance.

Position descriptions are available. Please see http://www.wehi.edu.au/career_opportunities/research_technician_postdoctoral_scientist2

Salary is dependent on qualifications and experience. Up to 17% superannuation and salary packaging options are available.

To apply: Applications including cover letter, CV and the names of 3 professional referees should be emailed to jobapplications@wehi.edu.au quoting WEHI/MKSM in the subject line. Please also state Postdoc or RT depending on the position you are applying for.

Web address of Department or Division - http://www.wehi.edu.au/faculty_members/dr_seth_masters

Closing date: March 14, 2014

Posted: March 6, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Positions
Institution: The University of Chicago
Location: Chicago, IL
PI: Cathryn Nagler, Ph.D.

Post-doctoral positions are available in the Nagler laboratory in the Department of Pathology at the University of Chicago. We are using murine models to examine the cellular and molecular interactions by which commensal gut bacteria regulate sensitization to food allergens. Our ultimate goal is the development of novel therapies for the prevention or treatment of food allergy. We are part of a well-funded, multi-disciplinary team examining the mechanisms by which the commensal microbiome regulates complex immune-mediated diseases. Our work is supported by ready access to outstanding institutional core facilities for gnotobiotic mice and next-generation sequencing.

For more information about our work please see: http://biomedsciences.uchicago.edu/page/cathryn-nagler-phd and http://naglerlab.bsd.uchicago.edu/.

We are looking for highly motivated, creative, candidates with a recent Ph.D. in immunology and experience with murine models. Training in multi-color flow cytometry, fluorescent imaging and/or cellular immunology is preferred.

To apply: Interested candidates should submit their CV, the names of three references, and a cover letter summarizing current and future research interests by email to Cathryn Nagler, Ph.D. at cnagler@bsd.uchicago.edu.

Posted: March 6, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow Position
Institution:Singapore Immunology Network
Location: Singapore
PI: Dr. Anna-Marie Fairhurst

An initiative of the Biomedical Research Council (BMRC) of the Agency for Science, Technology & Research (A*STAR), the Singapore Immunology Network (SIgN) has setup its premise at the Biopolis, Immunos building (6000sqmt and ~150-200 researchers). SIgN aims to build up a strong program in immunology research in order to improve global
understanding of the human immune system, and the translation of this knowledge into medical applications. Learn more about SIgN at http://www.sign.a-star.edu.sg/.

Research Fellow

A Postdoctoral Research Fellow position is immediately available at Singapore Immunology
Network (for more information, please visit the institute website www.sign.a-star.edu.sg), Singapore, in the laboratory of Dr. Anna-Marie Fairhurst.

The overall interest of the laboratory is to examine the innate-adaptive interface in autoimmunity. Current projects include: Regulation of autoimmunity by nucleic acid receptors; SLAMF modulation of innate pathways; the essential nature of TLR7 in the humoral response; Siglecs and antibody production.

Candidates should have a demonstrated record of significant scientific accomplishment at the graduate or postdoctoral level with a solid background in immunology and/ or and molecular biology. Knowledge and experience of animal models of disease is preferred but not essential. The successful candidate should be able to design and execute experiments, analyse and interpret data, write manuscripts for publication and present data to both national and international audiences. The candidate will also assist in training students, writing project updates and grant proposals.

Requirements:

• A doctoral degree in immunology, biochemistry, life sciences or related fields • Good team player, independent, self-driven with good interpersonal skills

• Ability to work in an independent and collaborative fashion

• Strong communication and excellent writing skills are required

To apply: Interested applicants should send a copy of their resume with publication list, one page of summary of research experience and interests, and contact information of three referees who could be contacted for letters of reference, to recruit@immunol.a-star.edu.sg.

Posted: March 5, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: Seattle Children’s Research Institute, University of Washington
Location: Seattle, WA
PI: Dr. Adrian Piliponsky

A post-doctoral position is available within the laboratory of Dr. Adrian Piliponsky at Seattle Children’s Research Institute, Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington (Seattle, WA).

Research in Dr. Piliponsky’s lab is focused on the regulation of the innate immune response to bacterial infections; specifically, interest in the ability of mast cells to regulate inflammation.
Piliponsky lab uses biochemical and molecular biology approaches in combination with mass spectrometry to validate targets of mast cell proteases. They 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.

The post-doctoral hired for the position 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; as well as, animal models of infection). They will also be expected to formulate, execute, and communicate research projects.

Qualifications: Requirements include a recent Ph.D. and/or M.D. in Immunology or other cell biology- related fields (preferably including immunology training). Ph.D.s 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 ethic. Candidates are required to have a strong research background in cellular immunology, biochemistry, and mouse models of bacterial infections; as well as, excellent written and oral communication skills in English.

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 adrian.piliponsky@seattlechildrens.org.

Posted: February 28, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: University of Minnesota
Location: Minneapolis, MN
PI: Michael R. Verneris, M.D.

Innate Lymphoid and Natural Killer Cell Development and Function

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.

Posted: February 28, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Positions in Tumor Immunology
Institution: Hormel Institute University of Minnesota
Location: Austin, MN
PI: Bing Li, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral positions are immediately available in the Section of Immunoregulation of Cancer at the Hormel Institute University of Minnesota, to study the effect of fatty acid binding proteins (FABPs) in chronic inflammation and different tumor models. A Ph.D. degree in Immunology is preferred. Candidates are expected to have experience in animal models, immunological and molecular biology techniques and have ability to independently troubleshoot and resolve problems that may arise with experiments.

To apply: Visit https://employment.umn.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/search/Search_css.jsp and refer to requisition number 189834. You can also send curriculum vitae, cover lettern and contact information for three references to bli@hi.umn.edu. Additional information at website: www.hi.umn.edu.

Posted: February 28, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF)
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
PI: Patrick Gaffney Ph.D.

Discover the Difference.

Post-doctoral Fellow - Genetic basis of autoimmune disease (PGaffney)

We are seeking a Post-doctoral Fellow to investigate the genetic basis of autoimmune disease focusing on but not limited to systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). The laboratory is currently investigating the genetic mechanisms of several SLE susceptibility genes involved in the ubiquitination pathway including TNFAIP3, TNIP1, UBE2L3 and several others. While the genetic associations in these genes are confirmed, the causal variants that are responsible for SLE susceptibility are unclear. We are therefore seeking a highly talented and motivated individual to join our NIH funded laboratory and to lead investigation into the causal variants present in one or more of these risk loci.

Our laboratory employs a wide variety of analytical techniques in the effort to identify causal variants including high-throughput sequencing of DNA, RNA, methylation and histone marks, electrophoretic mobility shift assays, chromosome conformation capture, ChIP-PCR, mass spectrometry, and genome engineering using site-specific engineered nucleases. Competitive individuals will also demonstrate proficiency in the analysis of genetic data, high-throughput sequencing data and the use of bioinformatics software. Candidates will also demonstrate proficiency in interpreting assay results, summarizing findings, and assisting with manuscript preparation, grant writing, supervising graduate students and presenting data at national meetings.

Minimum Qualifications:
Ph.D., M.D., or Ph.D./M.D.

Preferred Qualifications:
Previous experience with genetic data analysis, next generation sequencing, immunological assays, and molecular biology techniques. Ability to use UNIX command line programming and R is considered a plus.

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 Postdocs.

To apply: Please visit: http://jobs.omrf.org OR use the direct posting link here http://jobs.omrf.org/applicants/Central?quickFind=51236. We offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits. (EOE/AA)

Posted: February 24, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Scientist in Macrophage Biology
Institution: Northwestern University
Location: Chicago, IL
PI: Edward Thorp Ph.D., FAHA

One of the top-ranked universities in the country, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, located in downtown Chicago, combines innovative technology and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment. We are looking to recruit a self-motivated Postdoctoral Scientist/Fellow in the Department of Pathology and Feinberg Cardiovascular Research Institute for studies of inflammation-resolution in monocytes and macrophages during hypoxic wound injury (including in the heart). Studies will interrogate cell-signaling mechanisms in primary cells by molecular biology. Mechanistic studies will be coupled with tests of physiological relevance in animal models and compared to human diseased tissue. In vivo experiments will be assayed by flow cytometry, molecular biology, and histology. Surgical, echocardiography, flow cytometry, and histology skills are preferred but not immediately required and can be learned during the course of studies. A fundamental training in cell or molecular biology is required. Grant writing for training awards is encouraged. 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 send a CV, names of two references, and a description of research interests and career goals to: Edward Thorp, Ph.D., at ebthorp@northwestern.edu.

Posted: February 24, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: University of Utah
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
PI: Mingnan Chen, Ph.D.

Dr. Mingnan Chen’s lab at the University of Utah, Department of Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Chemistry invites applications for one postdoctoral research associate. The associate will lead a research project aiming to improve T cell vaccine efficacy through engineering and using new carriers based on antigen presentation principles. The carriers will be built upon a type of recombinant polypeptide material that our lab recently invented. Research is conducted in this top ranked drug delivery program in collaboration with Utah’s Huntsman Cancer Institute. Stipends are commensurate with experience. Salt Lake City, Utah is a vibrant metropolitan area with high quality of life and outdoor recreation opportunities.

Qualifications: The desired candidates should have research experience in vaccine development or cancer immunology evidenced by related publications. Previous experience in vaccine carrier development is desired but not required. Hands-on experience with molecular cloning and murine cancer models are preferred.

To apply: Interested qualified applicants should email Dr. Mingnan Chen with the following documents in a single PDF file: (1) a cover letter including your reasons for applying, and any other relevant information about you, (2) a two-page CV, and (3) contact information for three references. A start date is flexible but no later than July 1st, 2014.

Web address of Department or Division: http://www.pharmacy.utah.edu/pharmaceutics/.

Posted: February 25, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Human Immunology
Institution: University of Pennsylvania
Location: Philadelphia, PA
PI: Laura Su, M.D., Ph.D.

We are recruiting one highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to join the lab. The Su lab focuses on the human immune response in autoimmunity, vaccination, and infection. We use advanced immunology tools to interrogate human T cell biology at the single cell level. The ideal candidate will have expertise in molecular cloning, protein purification, tissue culture, and advanced immunology techniques. Familiarity with programing and statistics is highly desired but not required.

Qualified candidate must have a recent Ph.D., M.D. High level of independence is expected. Excellent organization and time management skills are required as well as a strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively interact with all members of the lab and external collaborators.

SALARY/BENEFITS: Successful candidates will be offered competitive stipend/salary commensurate with experience and accomplishments.

To apply: Please email laurasu@upenn.edu and provide an updated C.V. or Biosketch, a short personal statement (1-2 paragraphs), and names/addresses of 3 references.

Posted: February 20, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Felowship
Institution: Vaccine & Gene Therapy Institute of Florida
Location: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
PI: Ted Ross, Ph.D.

Work involves contemporary and emerging technologies in vaccine design and analysis in the new state-of-the-art laboratories. Studies will involve expertise in flow cytometry, innate and cellular immunity, TLR agonists and adjuvants, tissue culture techniques, microneutralization assays, animal manipulations, and molecular cloning. Capacity for independent work and ability to interact productively with colleagues are important.

Candidates with a strong background in the areas of cellular immunology, molecular biology, and virology are encouraged to apply. Strong written and oral communications skills are necessary.

Duties:

• Designs and performs experiments. Will keep appropriate experimental records and documentation and analyze the results with the Principal Investigator
• Analyzes host innate immune response to virus infection
• Performs biochemical and molecular analysis of gene expression and signaling leading the interferon antiviral response
• Assists in preparation of grant proposals, but is not responsible for generating grant funds.
• Participates in publications and presentations as author or co-author.
• Develops, adapts, and implements new research techniques and protocols.
• Analyzes, interprets, summarizes and compiles data.
• Performs routine and complex laboratory procedures throughout training period.
• Operates and maintains equipment and instruments.
• Consults with his/her mentor and presents a research plan at a progress seminar for peer evaluations
• Attends seminars and training sessions on various topics

Qualifications:

• Completion of or within 6 months of an advanced Doctoral (PhD) degree in immunology or biochemistry or related field
• Demonstrated ability to participate in collaborative efforts as a member of a diverse research team
• Understanding of both computational science as well as a solid grasp on biology, genetics and cell biology

Preferred:

• Preference will be given to applicants with research training who have participated in successful research projects.
• Excellent communication skills using the English language
• Research writing skills; effective oral and writing communication skills; time management skills; computer proficiency and the ability to apply current knowledge of electronic tools to ensure efficient daily operations

VGTI Florida is an EEO/AAP Institution committed to recruiting, hiring, and promoting qualified minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

To apply: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=8286691

Posted: February 20, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: Ottawa Hospital Research Institute/University of Ottawa
Location: Ottawa, ON, Canada
PI: Hsiao-Huei Chen, Ph.D.


Our research focuses on the interactions between the immune system and metabolism. Our lab has discovered a novel regulator of innate immunity and has generated several specific KO mice in the myeloid lineage and other non-immune systems, including neurons and hepatocytes. We have found a sex-specific metabolic syndrome and serum cholesterol-LDL profile in these mouse lines. We are seeking applicants who are interested to further investigate the function of this gene in macrophages, microglia (future studies will extend to T cells). Applicants are encouraged to explore the neuro-immune axis; the other part of the lab is dedicated to synaptic plasticity and is equipped with two patch-clamp recording rigs.

Requirements: Working with mouse models, flow cytometry and sorting, familiarity with assays of immune function is essential. Applicants must have a PhD, but no more than 5 years of postdoctoral training. This position is available starting immediately and salary is commensurate with experience. This is an outstanding opportunity for an enthusiastic and hard working postdoc.

To apply: Please submit: (i) cover letter briefly describing your research experience, scientific interests and career goals, (ii) curriculum vitae, and (iii) contact information for three references to Dr. Hsiao-Huei Chen: hchen@uottawa.ca (website http://www.ohri.ca/profiles/chen.asp).

Posted: February 20, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position in Cancer Immuno-Metabolism
Institution: Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School
Location: Boston, MA
PI: Dr. Bin Zheng

A postdoctoral fellow position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Bin Zheng at the Cutaneous Biology Research Center, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Our laboratory is interested in both basic and translational research on mechanisms of metabolic signaling in cancer, with a special focus on melanoma. For more information about our research and recent publications, please visit:

http://www.massgeneral.org/cbrc/research/researchlab.aspx?id=1571
or https://www.lablife.org/lab?groupid=2770

Our laboratory is located at the MGH Charlestown campus, which provides an intellectually stimulating scientific environment and state-of-the-art research facilities.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent with strong research experience in cancer immunology.

To apply: Interested applicants should submit a copy of CV and contact information of three references. For further information, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Bin Zheng at bin.zheng@cbrc2.mgh.harvard.edu.

Posted: February 20, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: City of Hope
Location: Los Angeles, CA
PI: Dr. Zuoming Sun

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 is located at great Los Angeles in sunny 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/directory/people/sun-zuoming).

To apply: Please send your application materials, CV, publications, and references to: Dr. Zuoming Sun (zsun@coh.org).

Posted: February 20, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: Trudeau Institute
Location: Saranac Lake, NY
PI: Dr. Marcy Blackman

An NIH-funded post-doctoral position is available at Trudeau Institute in Saranac Lake, NY.

Projects: The impact of aging on immunity, using the mouse influenza virus model (funding is via a Program Project award, including projects by Dr. Laura Haynes, Dr. Suzy Swain, and Dr. Janet McElhaney). Research interests of the lab also include T cell Immune control of γ-herpesvirus latency and malignancy, using the mouse γ-HV68 model.

Requirements:
-A recent PhD, MD or MD/PhD
-Good command of English
-First author paper(s) in an international peer-reviewed journal
-Experience with mouse models and flow cytometry. Virology experience desirable.
-The candidate should be highly independent, self-motivated, organized and have a strong work ethic.
-Position may include supervisory responsibilities.

Trudeau Institute, Inc. is a not-for-profit biomedical research institute with state-of-the-art facilities and an international reputation for excellence in studying immunity to infectious 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:Please send CV and contact information for 3 references to:
Marcy Blackman, mblackman@trudeauinstitute.org

Posted: February 20, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: Cleveland Clinic/Lerner Research Institute
Location: Cleveland, OH
PI: Dr. Qing Yi

A busy, well-funded research laboratory in the Department of Cancer Biology at the Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland Clinic (http://www.lerner.ccf.org/cancerbio/) 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 biology and tumor immunology in multiple myeloma or other cancers

Required Experience:
• Molecular/Cell Biology
• Immunology
• In vivo mouse systems

Desired:
• Tumor immunology
• Responsible, hard-working, and able to work independently

A medical degree and/or a Ph.D. degree is required. The start date is June 1, 2014.

To apply: Please send CV and contact information for 3 references to Qing Yi, M.D., Ph.D., Chair, Department of Cancer Biology, Cleveland Clinic, Lerner Research Institute. Cleveland, OH 44195; E-mail: yiq@ccf.org.

Posted: February 12, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution:Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF)
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
PI: Judith James, M.D./Ph.D.

Discover the Difference.

Senior Post-doctoral Fellow / Post-doctoral Fellow (JJames) - Anthrax / Influenza Vaccination Response

Seeking highly motivated, self-starter, Senior Post-doctoral Fellow or Post-doctoral Fellow with the ability to work with optimal resources and little direct supervision to address important questions of vaccination response. Join my lab and explore how the protective immune responses to the anthrax or influenza vaccination is developed and maintained. The successful candidate will participate in one or more of the following aspects of our research: roles of avidity, specificity, and isotype of polyclonal and monoclonal antibodies generated from anthrax vaccination in neutralization of toxin; demographic and serological markers of adverse reactions to vaccination; effects of self-reactive antibodies on protection from anthrax infections and other related experiments to determine protective mechanisms of human vaccination responses.

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: PhD, or PhD/MD. Previous experience in basic human immunology is required. Good written skills necessary. Ability to communicate and write summaries of results required.

Preferred Qualifications: Previous post-doctoral experience preferred. 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: Please visit http://jobs.omrf.org OR visit the job post directly: http://jobs.omrf.org/applicants/Central?quickFind=51223. We offer attractive salaries & comprehensive benefits package (EOE/AA).

Posted: February 12, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF)
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
PI: Judith James, M.D./Ph.D.

Discover the Difference.

Senior Post-doctoral Fellow / Post-doctoral Fellow (JJames) - Systemic Autoimmunity

Seeking highly motivated, self-starter, Senior Post-doctoral Fellow or 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.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D., M.D., or Ph.D./M.D. Previous experience in basic human immunology is required. Must have at least one first author publication. Good written skills necessary. Ability to communicate and write summaries of results required.

Preferred Qualifications: Previous post-doctoral experience preferred. 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.

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 Postdocs.

To apply: Visit http://jobs.omrf.org OR use the direct posting link here: http://jobs.omrf.org/applicants/Central?quickFind=51226. We offer attractive salaries & comprehensive benefits package (EOE/AA).

Posted: February 6, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: TMHRI
Location: Houston, TX
PI: Dr. Roger Sciammas

The Immunobiolgy and Transplant Research Program within the Systems Medicine and Bioengineering Department at THMRI consists of a multidisciplinary group of scientists involved in understanding basic immunologic mechanisms and how they pertain to 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. We recently published one such switch in Immunity. 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.

Required Qualifications:
• Recent Ph.D. award in a biological discipline such as, 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

Preferred Qualifications:
• Ability to learn and adapt new techniques as well as to quickly adjust to changes
• Large data analysis

TMHRI is situated in the Texas Medical Center (TMC) 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.

Posted: February 6, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Fellows
Institution:Institut Curie
Location: Paris, France

The "DEEP" (Development, Epigenesis, Epigenetics and life-time Potential) LABEX (Laboratory of Excellence) Program was launched in March 2012 in the Institut Curie. To foster interdisciplinary approaches we seek to hire outstanding post-doctoral fellows that will bring new expertise into the DEEP programme, and will benefit from our existing expertise.

The Fellowship includes a 2 years salary and a 50 000 Euro grant/year to be used for consumables.

The dead line for applications is March 14TH 2014.

To apply: For more information, consult our Website http://labex-deep.fr/ or send email to sandrine.daubeuf@curie.fr.

Posted: February 6, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Researcher
Institution: Ohio State Wexner Medical Center, College of Medicine
Location: Columbus, OH
PI: Thomas L. Cherpes

Post Doctoral Researcher to pursue specialized research training and experience under the guidance of a scientific mentor; designs and executes a research project in infectious diseases; designs and conducts laboratory research experiments in the area of mucosal immunity in the female genital tract; analyzes and interprets data; writes research papers for publication; presents research findings at local, national or international meetings; assists with training of graduate students; participates in journal clubs and laboratory meetings; assists with writing and submitting grant proposals to obtain extramural funding in support of research.

PhD, MD or DVM in biological sciences or related degree, required. Research experience in microbiology or immunology; experience in molecular biology, immunology, and animal infectious disease models, desired. Requires successful completion of a background check.

Web address of Department or Division: http://medicine.osu.edu/mii/Pages/index.aspx

To apply: Applicants may apply and submit their CV and application at http://medicalcenter.osu.edu/careers/Pages/index.aspx and search for job requisition # 380352.

Contact: Thomas L. Cherpes, Associate Professor, The Ohio State University, Departments of Microbial Infection & Immunity and Obstetrics & Gynecology, Biomedical Research Tower, Room 712, 460 W 12th Ave, Columbus OH 43210, cherpes.1@osu.edu; Phone: 614.688.1897.

Posted: February 6, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate
Institution: Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason (BRI)
Location: Seattle, WA
PI: Kwok Lab

The Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason (BRI) is a center of scientific excellence in research and therapy of autoimmune diseases, such as diabetes, multiple sclerosis and arthritis, and promotes clinical and interdisciplinary research, particularly in cancer, neuroscience, and heart disease. BRI is a non-profit organization celebrating its 58th year as Washington State’s oldest medical research institute with over 275 employees and a $67 million budget for 2014.

Position #: 14-11

Status: Full time

Responsibilities and Qualifications:

A Post-doctoral fellow is needed for laboratory work in a team-oriented laboratory focusing on human CD4+ T cell responses in infectious disease. The candidate should have a Ph.D degree in Biochemistry/Immunology. Experience with multi-color flow cytometry, protein expression from mammalian cells, and the ability to work a flexible schedule are also desirable.

To apply: Please visit https://careers-benaroyaresearch.icims.com/jobs/search.

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Posted: February 6, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Research Position
Institution: University of Colorado Department of Medicine
Location: Denver, CO
PI: Dr. Vu Nguyen

A postdoctoral research position in mucosal immunology and microbiota/microbiome is open in the Department of Medicine, at the University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus, Denver, CO. Our lab studies allogeneic immune responses that develop following bone marrow transplantation, including graft-versus-host disease, tolerance, and immune reconstitution. We are particularly interested the interaction of the host and commensal microbiota in mediating disease under these settings, particularly focusing on identifying relevant microbiota species that cause disease and dissecting the innate and adaptive immunity pathways which mediate this process.

The position is intended for exceptional candidates with a Ph.D., or M.D/PhD, who has excellent graduate training and a record of publications in immunology. Foreign candidates are considered if they are highly proficient in English, are able to travel to Colorado to interview, and have published in high impact journals in the field. Experience in mucosal and T cell immunology, molecular biology, genomics/bioinformatics/metagenomics, and in vivo mouse models is highly desired.

To apply: Interested applicants should email their curriculum vitae, a statement of current and future research interests, and complete contact information of three references to vu.h2.nguyen@ucdenver.edu.

Posted: February 6, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
PI: Uma Nagarajan. Ph.D

A post-doctoral position is available immediately to work on a NIH funded research on innate immune response during chlamydial infection. Check Pubmed for PMID: 22331066, PMID: 20107183, PMID: 21788382. The successful candidate should have a recent Ph.D. in Immunology/Molecular Biology/Biochemistry, be highly motivated and fluent in English. Prior experience with flow cytometry, basic molecular biology techniques such as quantitative RT-PCR, immunofluorescence staining, standard microbiological, cell culture and animal handling skills are required.

To apply: Please send curriculum vitae and the names of three references via e-mail to Nagaraja@email.unc.edu.

Posted: February 6, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Immunology
Institution: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Location: Memphis, TN
PI: Dr. Hongbo Chi

A Postdoctoral Fellowship is available in the laboratory of Dr. Hongbo Chi in the Department of Immunology, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, to investigate lymphocyte signaling and metabolism in the immune system. We are particularly interested in dissecting the signaling and metabolic pathways mediated by the kinases mTOR and MAPK in basic T cell and dendritic cell biology. We also investigate molecular mechanisms of autoimmune and infectious diseases (multiple sclerosis, colitis and listeriosis). The experimental models include genetically-modified mice and primary immune cells derived from these mice, as well as in vitro systems to explore signaling, transcriptional and epigenetic regulation. Please see the following articles (Nature 499:485 (2013); Immunity 39:1043 (2013); Nature Immunol 13:152 (2012); Nature Immunol 12:888 (2011); Immunity 35:45 (2011); and Nature Rev Immunol 12:325 (2012)) and the website (www.stjude.org/chi) for additional information.

To apply: Highly motivated individuals with a recent Ph.D. in immunology, biochemistry, or cell biology, with evidence of scientific accomplishment, are encouraged to apply. Please send curriculum vitae including a list of three references to: Elizabeth.Phillips@stjude.org.

Posted: January 29, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: University of Pennsylvania, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Location: Philadelphia, PA
PI: Jorge Henao-Mejia, M.D., Ph.D.

Postdoctoral positions are available for motivated and creative individuals in the laboratory of Jorge Henao-Mejia, M.D., Ph.D. at the Institute for Immunology, University of Pennsylvania.

Our research focuses on the interactions between the immune system and metabolism. In recent decades, the prevalence of obesity has reached epidemic proportions in Western societies; moreover, chronic inflammation is now recognized as a central characteristic of obesity and the associated pathologies. However, the endogenous and environmental cues that drive inflammation in the context of nutritional surplus and the metabolic pathways that support adequate immune responses are not understood.

The long-term goals of the laboratory are to understand the role of the interactions between the microbiota and the immune system in the development of metabolic syndrome, and to comprehend the metabolic pathways that are necessary for appropriate immune responses. To accomplish these goals, we will use the CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing system as a fundamental tool to generate innovative mouse models in extremely short periods of time.

Applicants should hold a Ph.D. and/or M.D. and have strong laboratory and analytical skills, significant experience in molecular/cellular immunology, and good communication and organizational skills.

To apply: Please submit: (i) cover letter briefly describing your research experience, scientific interests and career goals, (ii) curriculum vitae, and (iii) three references to Dr. Jorge Henao-Mejia by email to jhena@mail.med.upenn.edu or visit www.henao-mejialab.com to submit an application.

Posted: January 29, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Fellow
Institution: Massachusetts General Hospital
Location: Boston, MA
PI:Dr. Mathias Lichterfeld

A postdoctoral fellow position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Mathias Lichterfeld at the Infectious Disease Division of MGH in Boston to study molecular mechanisms of HIV-1 host defense and latency, and to develop clinical strategies for HIV-1 eradication. PhDs or MD/PhDs with a solid background in virology, molecular biology or pharmacology and a strong interest in academic career development are encouraged to apply.

To apply: Please send CV, a letter of interest, and a list of three references per email to Dr. Mathias Lichterfeld.

Posted: January 27, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position in Human Immunology
Institution: Columbia Center for Translational Immunology, Columbia University Medical Center
Location: New York, NY
PI: Emmanuel Zorn, Ph.D.

A post-doctoral position is open in the laboratory of Dr. Emmanuel Zorn at the Columbia Center for Translational Immunology/Columbia University Medical Center to study the function of B1 B cells and “natural antibodies” in humans. The NIH funded research will make use of a unique collection of biological specimens to localize and characterize B1 B cells throughout the human body. Studies will use a wide range of methods including primary human cell culture, B cell cloning, ELISA, protein assays, molecular biology techniques as well as functional cell based assays. We are seeking a junior, creative, independent and hard-working individual with documented research experience related to this position. Motivated candidates should have a Ph.D. and/or M.D with training in immunology (human immunology preferred).

To apply: Send curriculum vitae, cover letter including a description of past research accomplishments as well as contact information for three references to Emmanuel Zorn, Ph.D.: ez2184@cumc.columbia.edu.

Posted: January 27, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center/UCLA
Location: Los Angeles, CA-USA
PI: Gislaine A. Martins, Ph.D.

NIH-NIAID-funded POSTDOCTORAL POSITION available at the F. Widjaja Foundation Inflammatory Bowel and Immunobiology Research Institute (IBIRI) at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center/UCLA in Los Angeles, CA-USA to study molecular regulation of T cell effector function in the intestinal mucosa.

Current areas of specific interest include the role of a transcription factor in preventing mucosal T cell hyper responsiveness (Nat Immunol. 2006 May;7(5):457-65.; J Exp Med. 2008 Sep 1;205(9):1959-65; and J Immunol. 2012 189(12):5682-93.), identification of new pathways regulating mucosal T cell function and study of human mucosal T cell responses.

Candidates should have a demonstrated record of significant scientific accomplishment at the graduate or postdoctoral level, and a solid background in immunology and molecular biology is preferred. Specialty background in mucosal immunology and in vivo mice models preferred but not absolutely required.

To apply: Send CV and contact list (emails, phone #s and names) of three references to Gislaine A. Martins, Ph.D.

Posted: January 27, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Associates
Institution: Duke University
Location: Durham, NC

The Duke Human Vaccine Institute and the Center for HIV/AIDS Vaccine Immunology-Immunogen Discovery (CHAVI-ID), providing national and international leadership in the fight against major infectious diseases, is currently recruiting for Postdoctoral Associates in Immunology/Microbiology.

A postdoctoral position is available in the Laboratory of B cell Immunoregulation to work on the role of B cells in the immune response to HIV. The project will specifically involve characterizing B cell immune modulation mechanisms in a variety of knock-in mouse models we have engineered to express light and/or heavy chains from various broadly neutralizing HIV antibodies, and using these models to test if/what immunization regimens can elicit the production of broadly neutralizing antibodies. Qualified candidates must have a M.D. and/or a Ph.D. in Immunology or Microbiology, or a related discipline with experience in molecular and cellular immunology techniques that includes flow cytometry analysis, B-cell ELISPOT assays, and ELISA for measuring HIV epitope and/or isotype-specific antibody responses. A solid background in B cell immunology is required and experience in characterizing naïve and immunized mouse knockout / knockin models is a plus.

A postdoctoral position is available in the Laboratory of B cell Repertoire Analysis involved in the development of a preventive HIV-1 vaccine. The selected candidate will be responsible for the identification, isolation and characterization of antibodies with anti-HIV activity obtained from both human clinical samples and non-human primate models to optimize immunogen design and to evaluate vaccine candidates’ efficacy. Qualified candidates must have a M.D. and/or a Ph.D. in Immunology or Microbiology, or a related discipline with experience in cell culture, in particular with primary human cells, PCR and molecular biology techniques, flow cytometry, virus isolation/cell culture, and immunoassays. Familiarity with high throughput automated screening systems are desired.

To apply: Highly motivated candidates should send a cover letter, current CV, and description of recent research work to:

Duke Human Vaccine Institute; Email: dhvicareers@dm.duke.edu; (Please reference “Bcell-PD” in subject line of email)

Duke University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Posted: January 27, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
PI: Peng Liu, MD, PhD

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 myeloid cell biology in autoimmunity and inflammation. Ongoing projects involve investigating the mechanisms by which myeloid cells regulate T and B cell function, vascular dendritic cell function, and inflammatory cell migration and function in the bone marrow, lymphoid organs, and disease targeted tissues using models autoimmune arthritis and atherosclerosis. Our ultimate goal is to decipher cellular and molecular events that initiate and perpetuate autoimmune/inflammatory diseases and identify new therapeutic approaches.

Education Requirement:
Ph.D. recently graduated in Immunology, Molecular/Cell Biology, or a closely related discipline. The candidate must graduate from an accredited US institution and has at least one first author publication.

Qualifications and Experience:
A strong background in immunology, models of autoimmune and inflammatory disease, handling primary myeloid and lymphoid cells including isolation, culture, and functional assays, flow cytometry, real-time RT-PCR, ELISA/Luminex, immunochemical and live cell imaging are required. Experience with gene array analysis is a plus. Highly self-motivated individual who can handle multi-task and work independently is encouraged to apply.

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 liupz@med.unc.edu.

Posted: January 19, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: National Jewish Health and the University of Colorado
Location: Denver, CO
PI: Claudia Jakubzick, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral position is available within the laboratory of Dr. Claudia Jakubzick at National Jewish Health, Denver, Colorado. Current research projects within the laboratory are focused on investigating the functional role that myeloid cell populations have on the adaptive immune system; particularly focusing on macrophages, circulating monocytes, and dendritic cells. I am looking for highly motivated, and independent research scientists.

Successful candidates at the postdoctoral level must possess:

  1. Ph.D. in cell or molecular biology, or immunology.
  2. Strong work ethic, ambitious, capability of driving a project
  3. Have extensive experience working with animal models, and experimental methodologies relating to cellular immunology and molecular biology.

Salary will be commensurate with experience based on the NIH pay lines.

To apply: Qualified applicants should respond by sending an email including: research interests, CV, and three references to: jakubzickc@njhealth.org.

Posted: January 19, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: Stanford University
Location: Stanford, CA
PI: Sheri Krams, Ph.D.

Innovative projects to: 1) examine the functional role of NK cell receptors in viral immunity, transplant rejection and tolerance and 2) determine how microRNAs contribute to alloimmune activation and regulation.

Required Experience:

  • Immunology (Molecular and Cellular)
  • Molecular Biology
  • Flow cytometry
  • Desired experience in microscopy techniques and/or bioinformatics

Ph.D., M.D./Ph.D. or M.D. required. Previous experience in Immunology or related field required. Good oral and written communication skills necessary.

To apply: Please send CV, including publications, and names of three references to:Sheri Krams, Ph.D.: smkrams@stanford.edu.

Posted: January 13, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: Washington University School of Medicine
Location: St. Louis, MO
PI: Robyn S. Klein, M.D., Ph.D.

This position will investigate how pattern recognition receptors modulate blood-brain barrier (BBB) function in the context of neuroinflammatory diseases including autoimmune and viral encephalitis. The long-term objective is to determine how innate immune responses impact leukocyte entry and interactions at the BBB, and the infection, and spread of encephalitic flaviviruses in the central nervous system (CNS).

This position will conduct independent research, contributing to the writing of manuscripts and grant applications, preparing animal protocols and progress reports and collaborating with scientific colleagues from diverse disciplines.

Required Experience:

  • Ph.D. awarded no earlier than 2013
  • American Citizenship
  • Expertise in immunological methods, including an in-depth knowledge of FACS analysis as well as cellular and molecular techniques to evaluate both pathogenic and regulatory cell types
  • Minimum of 2-5 years FACS analysis experience

Washington University School of Medicine values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. We are proud to be an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization.

To apply: Please send CV and three references. Interested candidates contact: Robyn S. Klein, M.D., Ph.D., Washington University School of Medicine, Department of Medicine Campus Box 8015, 660 S. Euclid Ave, St. Louis, MO, 63110 e-mail: rklein@dom.wustl.edu; Fax: (314) 362-9230.

Posted: January 13, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution:University of Chicago
Location: Chicago, IL
PI:Dr. Balaji Manicassamy

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Balaji Manicassamy in the area of influenza virus-host interactions. The laboratory focuses on understanding the differences in host responses to seasonal influenza virus and highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses, using recombinant influenza GFP reporter viruses and multicolor flow cytometry to follow infection and host responses. The goal of the lab is to understand the contributions of viral cell tropism to pathogenesis and modulation of host responses. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in immunology with expertise in cellular immunology. Experience in working with viruses is not required but is preferred. Recent recipients of the PhD are encouraged to apply.

To apply: Please send your application including CV, summary of past accomplishments, research interests and contact information of three references to Balaji Manicassamy, Ph.D, Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, The University of Chicago, 920 E 58th Street, CLSC 711B, Chicago, IL-60615 or email to bmanicassamy@bsd.uchicago.edu.

Posted: January 13, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Fellow
Institution:Medical University of South Carolina
Location: Charleston, SC
PI: Dr. Wang

A postdoctoral research fellow position is available in the laboratory of Hongjun Wang, Ph.D., in the Department of Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). This position involves in studying the roles of heme oxygenase-1 and other molecules in islet biology and transplantation immunology in the settings of type 1 and type 2 diabetes and chronic pancreatitis.

Duties include designing and conducting research within the research field while receiving advanced training from the Principal Investigator to enhance professional skills. Must be able to develop new ideas that promote current research and prepare manuscripts for publication.

A doctoral degree or equivalent (Ph.D. or M.D.) in appropriate field. Experience with basic molecular biology techniques (i.e., cell culture, protein and RNA analysis, animal handling/surgical techniques, etc) is a must, and knowledge on islet biology and transplantation immunology a plus. Must have strong interest in diabetes-related research, determination in pursuing a research career and good scientific writing ability and strong oral communication skills.

MUSC has ranked in the U.S. News & World Report top 20 Hospitals. Its medical School is recognized internationally and this is an outstanding opportunity for the right candidate who is willing to dedicate to find a cure for human disease such as chronic pancreatitis and diabetes.

To apply: Please email CV to wanglabpostdoc@gmail.com.

Posted: January 8, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB)
Location: Galveston, TX
PI: Tian Wang, Ph.D.

A postdoctoral position is available immediately at the Department of Microbiology & Immunology at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB). The laboratory is primarily focused on vaccine development as well as understanding the pathogenesis of West Nile virus infection in animal models and cells. UTMB is located on Galveston Island, about 50 miles south of Houston, TX and has state -of-the-art BSL-3 facilities to study emerging infectious pathogens. The preferred candidate should hold either a PhD, or MD degree or equivalent degree within the last 2 years, with a demonstrable publication record in immunology and animal (mouse) experiments. The candidate should be highly motivated and has good communication and organizational skills.

To apply: Applicant should submit their CV and names of three references to: Tian Wang, Ph.D., Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Department of Pathology, Keiller 3.118B, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555, Office: (409) 772-3146; E-mail: ti1wang@utmb.edu. (Preferred)

Posted: January 8, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: Cornell University
Location: Ithaca, NY
PI:Brian D. Rudd, M.P.H., Ph.D.

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Brian D. Rudd, MPH PhD in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Cornell University (http://www.vet.cornell.edu/microbiology/). The laboratory is interested in developmental-related changes the T cell compartment and their consequences on the host response to infection and/or vaccination. This position will use mouse models of acute and persistent infection to determine the most critical defects in neonatal memory T cells, as well as the mechanisms that underlie such defects.

Candidates should have a M.D., D.V.M., or Ph.D. degree and a first author paper accepted in a peer-reviewed immunology journal. A desirable applicant will have experience with basic immunology assays (cell culture, PCR, ELISA), flow cytometry, infectious pathogens and handling of mice. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.

Cornell University (Ithaca) is located in upstate New York in the scenic finger lake region and is home to world renowned restaurants, a wide array of cultural events and extensive outdoor recreation opportunities.

Cornell University offers competitive salaries and extensive benefits.

To apply: Please send: 1) cover letter briefly describing your research interest and career goals, 2) your CV, and 3) a list of three references, as one PDF by email to bdr54@cornell.edu.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until filled.

Posted: January 3, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution:Virology and Cellular Immunology Section, Laboratory of Immunogenetics
Location: NIAID, NIH, Bethesda, MD
PI:Herbert C. Morse III, M.D.

A POSTDOCTORAL POSITION is available with the Virology and Cellular Immunology Section, Laboratory of Immunogenetics, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious disease, National Institutes of Health, located in Rockville, MD, to study molecular mechanisms of B cell development, autoimmunity and lymphomagenesis. Our programs can be seen here.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. or M.D. degree and have less than 5 years postdoctoral experience. Experience in the immunology field is required. Salary is commensurate with research experience.

To apply: Please apply electronically by sending letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and names of three references to Herbert C. Morse III at e-mail: hmorse@niaid.nih.gov.

NIAID and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers.

Posted: January 3, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: Seattle Biomedical Research Institute (Seattle BioMed)
Location: Seattle, WA
PI: Dr. Don Sodora

Dr. Don Sodora is an Associate Professor at Seattle Biomedical Research Institute (Seattle BioMed). The Sodora Lab is focused on understanding HIV-induced pathogenesis and transmission. The laboratory utilizes both HIV infection of patients and SIV infection of different monkey models to achieve this goal.

A fully supported postdoctoral scientist position is currently available in the Sodora Lab. The successful candidate will be involved in studying one of two projects. Project #1 will evaluate the contribution of liver macrophages (Kupffer cells) as drivers of the immune activation and disease progression observed during HIV/SIV infection. Project #2 will assess the factors that contribute to mother-to-child transmission of HIV/SIV, focusing on the influence of vaccine responses and immune inflammation. The ideal candidate will have a solid background in Immunology. Additional expertise in Virology is an advantage. We are seeking applicants who are highly motivated, passionate, and innovative, who are not afraid to take risks and who thrive in a fast-paced and team-oriented environment. Seattle Biomed is a thriving research environment with an excellent group of postdoctoral researchers that engage in various activities organized by the PhD/MD Association (PMA).

Questions? Contact jobs@seattlebiomed.org. During the application process, you will be asked to upload information. Please note the required documents as follows. For this job, we are requiring a CV, Cover Letter with statement of research interests and career goals, and the name and email contact information of three referees.

To apply: To apply, visit www.seattlebiomed.org/careers.

Web address of Department or Division: http://seattlebiomed.org/bio/sodora

Posted: January 3, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Location: Cincinnati, OH
PI: Satish K. Madala

A postdoctoral position is available to study pathobiology of pulmonary remodeling diseases using state-of-the-art core services and mouse models. The research themes of the lab are to understand the mechanisms of pulmonary inflammation and fibrosis using a combination of biochemistry, immunology, molecular biology, animal models and human tissue samples. The laboratory has identified several growth factors and cytokines involved in pulmonary inflammation and fibrosis. You can find more details about Madala lab research at http://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/research/divisions/p/pulmonary/labs/madala/default/

The Division of Pulmonary Medicine is a high-energy, dynamic, and interactive environment that is interested in recruiting individuals with the drive to succeed. Successful candidates will hold a PhD and /or MD with 0-3 year postdoctoral experience. The candidate should be motivated and enthusiastic, with a keen problem-solving ability. Experience with T cell assays, multi-color flow cytometry and handling of animals is strongly desired. Candidates with a strong background in immunology are encouraged to apply.

To apply: For consideration, please send CV, a brief statement of scientific/research interests, and contact information for three references to:

Satish K. Madala, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Division of Pulmonary, Medicine, MLC2021, 3333 Burnet Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45229, Tel: 513-636-9852, Fax: 513-636-3723, Email: satish.madala@cchmc.org

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.

Posted: December 23, 2013
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: Harvard Medical School/Brigham & Women's Hospital
Location: Boston, MA
PI: Dr. Vicki Rubin Kelley

Innovative projects focus on innate immune mechanisms triggering cytopathic adaptive immune responses. The projects include novel pathways that regulate aberrant macrophages linked to defective muscle repair and muscular dystrophies. Unique knockout reporter mice identifying macrophages have been constructed. Other projects focus on pathways that foster aberrant macrophages mediating lupus nephritis and inflammatory arthritis. These projects will be expanded to include human translational components (biomarkers, therapeutic targets).

Required Experience:

  • Immunology and Molecular/Cell Biology
  • In vivo mouse systems
  • Computer literacy

Desired: Experience with macrophages/myeloid cells

M.D. or Ph.D. required

Please send CV and three references.

To apply: Interested candidates contact:

Dr. Vicki Rubin Kelley, Harvard Institutes of Medicine, 4 Blackfan Street, Boston, MA 02115; FAX 617-525-5830; e-mail: vkelley@rics.bwh.harvard.edu.

Posted: December 18, 2013
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: University of Arizona
Location: Tucson, AZ
PI: Dr. H-J. Joyce Wu

A postdoctoral position is available in the Department of Immunobiology at the University of Arizona located in Tucson, AZ to study how gut commensals can act as an environmental cue to affect the development of autoimmune arthritis.

The candidate should have a recently completed Ph.D. degree (or will have completed no later than May 2014) in immunology and at least one first-author publication in an international peer-reviewed journal. Experience in mucosal immunology, host-microbiota interaction, molecular biology or bioinformatics is a plus. The candidate should be highly independent, energetic, organized, motivated, and have a strong work ethic. He or she also must be enthusiastic about science. Applicants should have excellent communication and writing skills for manuscript preparations. The hired Postdoctoral Fellow will report directly to the Principal Investigator.

The hired Postdoctoral Fellow will join a lab that conducts extremely rewarding and promising NIH-funded (R56 and R01) projects as the influence of commensal bacteria on health and disease has emerged as a top research area of both scientific and clinical importance. He or she will benefit greatly from having easy access to the Principle Investigator and will also receive elite training that will greatly facilitate the development ofhigh-profile research projects as well as being exposed to many cutting edge experimental techniques. Working in our fast-paced, goal-oriented team environment will also greatly accelerate the productivity necessary to generate high-impact publications.

To apply: Applicant MUST send an introductory letter stating WHY you are interested in Dr. Wu’s lab, a CV containing experimental techniques learned during previous training, and the names and contact information of three references directly to Dr. H-J. Joyce Wu: joycewu@email.arizona.edu.

Posted: December 18, 2013
Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Institution: University of Rochester Medical Center
Location: Rochester, NY
PI: Minsoo Kim, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral research fellow positions are available immediately for outstanding candidates in the broad area of cell biology and immunology. Our NIH-funded projects study dynamic T cell migrations during immune reactions in live cells or animals using state-of-the-art optic microscopy systems including multiphoton intravital microscopy. Applicants should have strong practical knowledge of T cell biology and mouse disease models. Candidates with prior experience in transgenic- or knock-out/knock-in mouse models or mouse lymphoid organs are especially encouraged to apply. A highly competitive salary and benefits package are offered. Good command of English is required.

To apply: send a letter of application, CV and the names of three references to: Minsoo Kim, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, David H. Smith Center for Vaccine Biology and Immunology, Aab Institute for Biomedical Sciences, University of Rochester Medical Center, 601 Elmwood Avenue, Box 609, Rochester, NY 14642; Phone: 585 276 3917; FAX: 585 273 2452; Eemail: Minsoo_Kim@urmc.rochester.edu.

http://www.urmc.rochester.edu/labs/Kim-Lab/

Posted: December 18, 2013
Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Institution: Washington University
Location: St. Louis, MO
PI: Dr. Alexander Sasha Krupnick; Dr. Wayne Yokoyama

The Thoracic Immunobiology Laboratory of Washington University in St. Louis offers a unique training opportunity for individuals interested in pulmonary immunology with a focus on tumor immunosurveillance for lung cancer by natural killer cells. This is a combined training opportunity between the laboratories of Dr. Alexander Sasha Krupnick (http://www.lungimmunolab.wustl.edu) and Wayne Yokoyama. The project involves the investigation of genetic and environmental factors leading to natural killer cell dysfunction in lung cancer.

Potential trainees must have an MD and/or PhD degree and an interest in dedicating at least three years to this post-doctoral fellowship. The candidate must have previous training in immunology with a strong publication record in peer-reviewed journals. The candidate must be motivated and able to advance a project with direct translational applications in lung cancer immunotherapy. Washington University, located in St Louis, Missouri, USA, is one of the world leading research institutions and offers a unique and rich collaborative environment.

To apply: If interested please forward your CV as well as 2-3 letters of recommendation to Dr. Alexander Sasha Krupnick: krupnicka@wudosis.wustl.edu.

Posted: December 18, 2013
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: Knapp Center for Lupus and Immunology Research, University of Chicago
Location: Chicago, IL
PI: Haochu Huang, Ph.D.

A postdoctoral position in tolerance and autoimmunity is available at the Knapp Center for Lupus and Immunology Research at the University of Chicago to dissect mechanisms that regulate tolerance in mouse models of autoimmune diseases. Our research areas include B cell and T cell tolerance, B cell receptor signaling, and differentiation of T follicular helper cell. Information about the lab can be found at http://biomedsciences.uchicago.edu/page/haochu-huang-phd.

Highly motivated candidates who are ambitious to succeed as independent scientists are invited to apply. Experience with murine models, flow cytometry, and molecular and cellular techniques is preferred.

To apply: Interested candidates should submit their CV, names of three references, and a cover letter summarizing current and future research interests by email to: Haochu Huang, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Knapp Center for Lupus and Immunology Research, Department of Medicine, Section of Rheumatology, University of Chicago; Email: hhuang@bsd.uchicago.edu.

Posted: December 13, 2013
Title: Postdoctoral Position in Innate Immunity, TLR Signaling, and Molecular Immunology
Institution: University of Connecticut Health Center
Location: Farmington, CT
PI: Dr. Andrei Medvedev

A postdoctoral position is available in Dr. Andrei Medvedev’s lab in the Department of Immunology, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT to work in the areas of innate immunity, molecular immunology and Toll-like receptors (TLRs). Research projects are focused on 1) regulation of TLR signaling during TLR tolerance, infection, and autoimmunity and 2) development of peptide and small molecule mimics and antagonists for correction of misregulated TLR signaling in sepsis and autoimmunity.

Successful candidates should have a Ph.D. degree (official certificate is required) and a strong background in immunology or related disciplines, be highly motivated, and possess strong organizational and communication skills. They should be proficient in cell culture, FACS, transfection, luciferase reporter assays, immunoprecipitation and Western blotting, RT-qPCR, cloning and sequencing, and other advanced techniques. Knowledge of animal work, maintenance of mouse colonies and handling/genotyping of transgenic and KO mice is required.

To apply: please submit a CV, a short letter summarizing research interests, experience and goals, and the names and phone numbers/e-mail of at least three references to: Dr. Andrei Medvedev, Ph.D., Associate Professor, E-mail: Medvedev@uchc.edu.

Posted: December 9, 2013
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
PI: Lauren A. Zenewicz, Ph.D.

A postdoctoral position is immediately available in the Zenewicz laboratory at The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Oklahoma City, OK. We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to conduct research on the role of interleukin-22 (IL-22) in immune homeostasis and inflammation. IL-22 is an important cytokine in the modulation of tissue responses during inflammation and is dual-natured, having both protective and inflammatory effects. The successful candidate will pursue research to examine the factors that control IL-22 expression in lymphocytes and/or how IL-22 functions in the gastrointestinal tract and liver.

Applicants must hold a recently completed Ph.D., M.D. or D.V.M. (received within last 2 years) and have a strong background in immunology. Excellent oral and written communication skills, organization skills, and demonstrable publication record in the field of immunology or microbiology are required. Experience with multi-parameter flow cytometry and familiarity with standard immunologic, molecular biology and tissue culture techniques is essential. Experience with rodent models is desirable.

For more information on our laboratory and recent publications, please see:
http://www.oumedicine.com/mi/faculty/lauren-zenewicz-phd.

To apply: Applicant should email in a single PDF: a cover letter describing their research interests and short- and long-term goals, a CV and the names and contact information of three references directly to Dr. Lauren A. Zenewicz, lauren-zenewicz@ouhsc.edu.

Posted: December 5, 2013
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: University of Arizona
Location: Tucson, AZ
PI: Michael S. Kuhns

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 mkuhns@email.arizona.edu; 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.

Where are we?
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.

Posted: December 4, 2013
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: Center for Human Immunobiology, Texas Children’s Hospital
Location: Houston, TX
PI: Dr. Dongfang Liu

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: dongfang.liu@bcm.edu), 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.

Contact: Dr. Dongfang Liu (email: dongfang.liu@bcm.edu). Tel: 832-824-1427: Fax:832-825-1260.

Posted: December 3, 2013
Title: Immunology Postdoctoral Position
Institution: The Wistar Institute
Location: Philadelphia, PA
PI: Hui Hu, Ph.D.

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: hhu@wistar.org.

http://www.wistar.org/our-science/scientists/hui-hu-phd
http://www.med.upenn.edu/apps/faculty/index.php/g5455356/p8183878
http://www.med.upenn.edu/apps/faculty/index.php/g2000341/p8183878

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.

 


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