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Postdoctoral (and Predoctoral) Fellowships

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Posted: December 19, 2014
Title: Research Associate/Postdoctoral Fellow
Institution: Department of Neuroscience at the University of Virginia
Location: Charlottesville VA
PI: John Lukens, Ph.D.

The Lukens Laboratory in the Department of Neuroscience at the University of Virginia is seeking to hire a highly motivated Research Associate/Postdoctoral Fellow to investigate the immunological pathways that contribute to neuroinflammatory disease pathogenesis in multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, traumatic brain injury and models of CNS infectious disease.

Candidates must have a PhD and/or an MD in hand at start date with a background in Neuroscience and/or Immunology, as well as have extensive experience in conducting independent research, preparing manuscripts and supervising research trainees. In addition, the candidate must have first author publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals and possess excellent written and oral communication skills. The successful applicant should also be highly motivated, independent, and creative, and possess a strong work ethic and critical thinking abilities.

To apply: Visit https://jobs.virginia.edu and search on Posting Number 0615617. Complete a Candidate Profile online, attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae and contact information for three references. The applicant should also attach a one-to-two-page statement of previous, current and future research interests and career goals. This position will remain open to applications until filled.

For further information about the position and application process, please contact Sharon Heyka via email at srh5g@virginia.edu or call 434-924-9108.

The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Posted: December 18, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate
Institution: Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix
Location: Phoenix, AZ
PI: Karen Taraszka Hastings, MD, PhD

Seeking a highly motivated individual for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position in the laboratory of Dr. Karen Taraszka Hastings at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix to investigate the role of antigen presentation in regulating T cell-mediated responses to cutaneous antigens. We are interested in the role of gamma-interferon-inducible lysosomal thiol reductase (GILT) and antigen presenting cell types in controlling T cell development, activation and tolerance to cutaneous antigens, using mouse models of melanoma and vitiligo, cell culture systems and patient specimens.

The College of Medicine-Phoenix is at the center of tremendous biomedical growth that will take place in Phoenix in the coming years. Dr. Hastings’ laboratory is located in a new state-of-the-art research building with core equipment facilities. The atmosphere is highly collaborative, and the laboratory interacts with local researchers at the Mayo Clinic Scottsdale, Arizona State University, and the University of Arizona in Tucson, as well as scientists at the University of California, San Francisco and Yale University.

For further information, please visit http://bms.med.arizona.edu/faculty/karen-taraszka-hastings-md-phd.

To apply: Please send cover letter and CV to Dr. Karen Hastings.

Posted: December 18, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Location: Buffalo, NY
PI: Richard Koya, MD, PhD

A postdoctoral position is open at the Center for Immunotherapy, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, U.S.A. (NY). Our lab focuses on innovative translational research and cellular immunotherapies. The research will focus on development of novel immunotherapies for cancer based on genetically engineered T lymphocytes, cellular components of the tumor microenvironment and stem cell biology, ranging from wet-lab work, mouse models, up to clinical trials.

This is a full-time position with a salary based on the NIH scale and excellent benefits.

The successful applicant will hold a Ph.D. and/or M.D. with a strong background in Immunology. Robust skills in cell culture, PCR, mice handling, immune assays, FACS, cell transfections are necessary. Though not essential, hands-on knowledge in bioinformatics or microarray analysis software will be considered a plus.

To apply: Interested candidates please send a CV and personal statement to Richard Koya.

https://www.roswellpark.edu/research/center-immunotherapy

Posted: December 18, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: Albert Einstein School of Medicine
Location: New York, NY
PI: Dr. Deborah Palliser

A post doctoral position, starting immediately, is available for two years (and may be extendable) to study the function of a novel RNA interference receptor that may also function as an immune modulator. A solid background in immunology is required. Proficiency in multi-color flow cytometry, fluorescence microscopy, mutant mouse models (transgenic, knockout), pathogenic mouse models, tissue culture, molecular biology techniques (qPCR, cloning etc) is highly desirable.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine is a leading Medical school located in the Bronx borough of New York City (see http://www.einstein.yu.edu/ for more details).

To apply: Interested candidates should send a cover letter and CV to Dr. Palliser at deborah.palliser@einstein.yu.edu.

Two recent publications from the lab (for complete list see http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=palliser d):

  • Wengerter BC, Katakowski JA, Rosenberg J, Park CG, Almo SC, Palliser D§, Levy M§ (2014) Aptamer-targeted Antigen Delivery. Mol Ther 7:1375-87.
  • Wu Y, Navarro F, Lal A, Basar E, Pandey RK, Manoharan M, Feng Y, Lee SJ, Lieberman J, Palliser D (2009) Durable protection from Herpes Simplex Virus-2 transmission following intravaginal application of siRNAs targeting both a viral and host gene. Cell Host Microbe 5:84-94.

Start date: Immediately (anytime from January 2015 onwards).

Posted: December 18, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate
Institution: Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason (BRI)
Location: Seattle, WA
PI: Estelle Bettelli, PhD

The Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason (BRI) is an international leader in immune system and autoimmune disease research, translating discoveries to real-life applications. BRI is one of the few research institutes in the world dedicated to discovering causes and cures to eliminate autoimmune diseases such as type 1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis, arthritis and many others.

As a non-profit organization within the Virginia Mason Health System, BRI also provides research guidance, administrative oversight and support within its Clinical Research Program. Established in 1956, BRI is Washington State’s oldest medical research institute.

Responsibilities and Qualifications: A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available in the department of Immunology to study the role of T helper 17 cells in different models of autoimmunity and cancer. The research project will focus primarily on the biology and functions of Th17 cells and cytokines associated with Th17 differentiation and inhibition in autoimmune diseases. Responsibilities include conceptualizing and executing experiments, data analysis, laboratory record keeping, oral and written presentation of experimental results. Highly motivated applicants with a good organizational and analytical skills are encouraged to apply.

This position requires a PhD in immunology or a related field. The successful candidate should be experienced in immunology, cellular immunology, molecular biology (cell culture, flow cytometry, real-time PCR, Western blotting and ELISA) and animal models of autoimmunity and cancer are also required. Significant experience in multi-parameter flow cytometry and in design/set up of cell based assays is critical. Previous experience with MHC tetrameter staining is a plus. The ability to work a flexible schedule is also desirable.

To apply: Please visit https://careers-benaroyaresearch.icims.com/jobs/search. Position #: 14-87.

BRI is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment with regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status, such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age.

Posted: December 18, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: Marie Lab, C. R. C. L.
Location: Lyon, France
PI: Julien C. Marie, PhD

A post-doctoral position is now open in the Marie lab at the immunology, virology and inflammation department of the C. R. C . L., Lyon, France (http://www.crcl.fr/246-TGF-beta-and-immune-evasion.crcl.aspx?language=en-GB).

The Marie lab is focused on the regulatory effects of TGF-beta on the T lymphocytes.
Candidates should have a strong experience in the analysis of the mouse immune system. Knowledge of bi-photonic microscopy and thymus immunology will be a great assess but not mandatory.

The selected candidates will join a Helmholtz founded Lab.

Salary will be covered for 3 years by the lab and will depend on the expertise of the candidate.

English is the language of the lab.

To apply: Applications should contain a CV, a short statement of professional skills and interests, as well as contact details of 2-3 referees. Applications should be sent by e-mail to julien.marie@inserm.fr.

Publications from the lab related to the field of investigation:

  • Cellular Mechanisms of Fatal Early-Onset Autoimmunity in Mice with T cell Specifiic Targeting of TGF-β Receptor
    J.C. Marie,et al . Immunity 2006
  • iNKT Cell-development is Orchestrated by Different Branches of TGF-β Signaling J.M Doisne, et al J. Exp. Med 2009
  • Inflammatory Monocytes Activate Memory CD8(+) T and Innate NK Lymphocytes Independent of Cognate Antigen
    during Microbial Pathogen Invasion. Soudja SM, et al . Immunity. 2012
  • Development and Function of RORγt+ iNKT cells are under TGF-β Control. Havenar-Daughton C, et al. Blood. 2012
  • NK1.1+ CD8+T cells escape TGFbeta Control and Contribute to Early Microbial Pathogen–response, Ruiz A. L et al , Nature com 2014
  • Transforming growth factor beta Prevents Accumulation of T Follicular helper cells and controls B Cell Autoreactivity, Mark J. Mc Carron, et al . J. Clin Invest. 2014

Julien C. Marie, PhD, Phone: Intl +33 (0) 4 26 55 67 25 (office); Intl +33 (0) 4 265767 44 (lab); Julien.marie@inserm.fr

Posted: December 18, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position in Structural Bioinformatics
Institution: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH, DHHS
Location: Bethesda, MD

The Structural Bioinformatics Core Section (SBIS) at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Vaccine Research Center (VRC), located on the main NIH campus in Bethesda, MD, is opening a postdoctoral position in the areas of computational biology and structural bioinformatics.

We are looking for a creative, self-motivated individual who can apply computational tools to challenging problems associated with the design of vaccines in a fast-paced and highly collaborative research environment. The individual will work closely with an SBIS mentor to collaborate with experimental sections in the center and to develop novel methods for computational vaccine design.

Applicants who meet the following requirements will be considered for the position:

  • Ph.D. in bioinformatics, computational biology, or a closely related field
  • Proficiency in at least one of the following programming languages: C, C++, or Fortran
  • Proficiency in either Python or Perl
  • Prior experience in at least three of the following computational areas:
    • Computational protein design
    • Computational immunology
    • Structure modeling and prediction
    • Structural bioinformatics
    • Analysis of next-generation sequencing data
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Clear sense of organization, purpose, and accountability

Salary depends on qualifications and will be determined based on the current NIH pay scale.

Formed in October 2009, SBIS is part of a multidisciplinary research environment at the VRC. The major goal of SBIS is to use available state-of-the-art structural bioinformatics tools, as well as to develop novel methodologies, to assist in designing vaccines against HIV and other viruses such as influenza and respiratory syncytial viruses.

The efforts of SBIS can be divided into the following areas: protein structure analysis, computational analysis of sera for understanding the immune response, analysis of the antibodyome (Antibodyomics), and computational immunogen design. For details on SBIS research, visit the SBIS website.

To apply: Interested applicants should send a current curriculum vitae to Cinque Soto, cinque.soto@nih.gov.

To learn more about NIAID and how you can play a significant role in this exciting and dynamic research organization, visit Careers at NIAID.

HHS, NIH, and NIAID are equal opportunity employers.

Posted: December 18, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Fellow
Institution: Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine Inc. (HJF)
Location: Silver Spring, MD

The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine Inc. (HJF) is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to support the HIV pathogenesis and vaccine immunology research at the US Military HIV Research Program (MHRP), located at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, in Silver Spring, MD. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to MHRP.

Responsibilities:

  1. Assists in designing, developing, executing, and implementing scientific research and/or development in the areas of HIV/AIDS pathogenesis, T cell immunity and vaccinology.
  2. Performs laboratory research utilizing a variety of experimental techniques in cellular immunology, molecular virology and cellular/molecular biology. Specifically, common lab techniques will involve multi-color flow cytometry, cell sort, ELISPOT, ELISA, viral propagation and infection, real-time PCR, western-blot, small animal work and others as necessary.
  3. Collects and handles samples and keeps detailed records of experiments.
  4. Assists with the preparation of data and manuscript for scientific presentations or journal publications, and with grant writing.
  5. Assists with training laboratory staff as needed.
  6. Maintains cleanliness of laboratory areas.
  7. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of virology, immunology and cellular/molecular biology are required; Candidates with strong background and hands-on experience in cellular immunology, T cell immunity, and molecular biology are preferred.

Minimum Education/Training Requirements: PhD in immunology, virology or a related scientific discipline (cell/molecular biology)

Minimum Experience: 0-2 years

Physical Capabilities: Long periods of standing and sitting; intricate work with hands; carrying of light and moderately heavy laboratory equipment

Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls: May provide guidance to laboratory staff

Work Environment: Laboratory environment; may involve working with biohazards; may require working evenings and weekends

To apply: Please apply on-line at careers.hjf.org - click “Advanced Search” and enter job number 209794 in the Job Opening ID box.

HJF is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

Posted: December 11, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: Blood Research Institute, the Blood Center of Wisconsin
Location: Milwaukee, WI
PI: Weiguo Cui PhD

A postdoctoral position is immediately available in the Blood Research Institute, the Blood Center of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI. We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral associate to conduct research on how cytokine signaling and transcription regulation govern effector and memory T cell differentiation during acute viral or bacterial infections.

The candidates should have a recently completed Ph.D. degree (within 4 years) in immunology and first-author publications in international peer-reviewed journals. Experience in cellular immunology, molecular biology and genetics/epigenetics is required. The candidate should be highly enthusiastic and motivated. Candidates must also be proficient in oral and written English. Citizenship or permanent residence of USA is required.

To apply: Applicant should send a cover letter stating your research interests, a CV containing experimental techniques learned during previous training and the names and contact information of three references directly to Dr. Weiguo Cui, weiguo.cui@bcw.edu.

Posted: December 11, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position: T Cell Immunotherapy/Tumor Immunology
Institution: Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC)
Location: Charleston, SC
PI: Shikhar Mehrotra, Ph.D.

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Shikhar Mehrotra, Ph.D., in the Department of Surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), Charleston, SC. Using tumor epitope specific T cells generated from normal or patient samples and TCR transgenic mouse models the overall focus of our lab is to develop novel strategies to improve T cell adoptive therapy for melanoma patients. For more details please see recent publications (Cancer Res. 2014, 74:6036-47; Cancer Res. 2014, 74:6048-59).

Relevant experience in working with primary T cells, cell culture, immunological techniques and flow cytometry are highly desirable. Candidate should be highly motivated, creative, with strong work ethic and ability to work independently as well as in collaborative research efforts. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required. Furthermore, there will be possibility for career advancement and the pursuit of an independent career path within the Department. Dr. Mehrotra’s laboratory is part of the Surgical Oncology Group, the Cancer Immunology Program, and the Hollings Cancer Center, and thus, has access to a wide range of cutting-edge core resources on campus. The Hollings Cancer Center is an NCI-designated cancer center, indicative of the strong institutional commitment toward human immunology and translational research. The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) is located in Charleston, SC, a beautiful and historic city on the Atlantic coast. Additional information can be found at the MUSC website: http://academicdepartments.musc.edu/surgery/divisions/surgonc/faculty/mehrotra.htm

Candidates should have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. with first-author research paper(s) published in a peer-reviewed journal.

To apply: Please send: i) a cover letter briefly summarizing your research interests and career goals, ii) your CV, and ii) a list of 3 references, as PDF or MS word documents to mehrotr@musc.edu.

Shikhar Mehrotra, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Associate Scientific Director – Center for Cellular Therapy,
Hollings Cancer Center, Medical University of South Carolina, 86 Jonathan Lucas Street, HO-512H, Charleston, SC 29425; Phone: 843-792-9195; E-mail: mehrotr@musc.edu.

Posted: December 11, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Location: Chicago, IL
PI: Xunrong Luo, M.D., Ph.D.

We are seeking 1-2 postdoctoral fellows for laboratory research in the field of transplantation immunobiology.

A Ph.D. degree in immunology or related fields is the minimal requirement for application. Candidates with previous experiences in transplantation immunobiology, autoimmunity, or anti-viral immunity are particularly encouraged to apply. There are several potential research focuses (all funded by the National Institutes of Health and/or the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) for thes positions, depending on the candidate’s interest and background. These include: 1. Determination of mechanisms of experimental transplant tolerance to allo- and xeno-immunity; 2. implementation of clinical tolerance protocols in human transplantation; 3. Determination of the reciprocal interactions between transplantation tolerance and viral infection, latency, and reactivation, and underlying cellular and molecular mechanisms; 4. Determination of the role of circadian rhythm genes in immune cell function pertinent to onset of autoimmunity, in particular, autoimmune type 1 diabetes.

Successful candidates should possess previous experience working with murine models of immunological diseases, be proficient in in vitro immunological assays (e.g., antigen-stimulated proliferation, cytokine production, etc.), FACS analysis, and basic molecular techniques (e.g., PCR, real-time PCR, Western blot, etc.). Preferred skills include familiarity with murine transplantation models, viral immunity, and advanced molecular techniques (RNA-Seq, ChIP-Seq, etc.)

To apply: Interested individuals should submit, preferably by email, a copy of his/her CV along with names of 3 references to:

Xunrong Luo, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, Surgery, Microbiology & Immunology, Department of Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 303 E Chicago Ave., Searle 10-515, Chicago, IL 60657; Email: xunrongluo@northwestern.edu; Phone: (312)908-8147; Fax: (312)503-0622

http://www.medicine.northwestern.edu

We intend to fill 1-2 positions as quickly as possible. We will continue to review applications as they are submitted until the appropriate candidates have been identified. The position can start as early as January 1, 2015.

Posted: December 11, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: Boston Children’s Hospital
Location: Boston, MA
PI: Michiko Oyoshi, Ph.D.

A post-doctoral position is available in the Oyoshi laboratory at the Boston Children’s Hospital to study the immune mechanisms of allergic diseases. We are currently looking for a recent PhD and/or MD graduate in the field of Allergy/Immunology. The candidates should have excellent writing and communication skills in English and familiar with techniques including animal handling, multi color flow cytometry, cell isolation, tissue culture, ELISA, RT-PCR, immunohistochemistry, and preferably able to preform animal models of allergic skin/intestinal inflammation. The priority will be given to applicants with an excellent background in Immunology with at least one first author publication in international journals in Immunology area. We are seeking highly motivated and collaborative individuals capable of independent reasoning and excited about learning new technologies. Delivery of experimental data within a given time frame, and effective time management are extremely important in our lab work process. The fellow will acquire a variety of skills that are required for in vitro and in vivo analysis of mouse models of allergic diseases, which will be instrumental for the development of his/her career.

To apply: Please send a brief statement of your research experience and career goals (limit to one page), curriculum vitae, bibliography, and names and contact information of three references in a single PDF file to Dr. Michiko Oyoshi at Michiko.oyoshi@childrens.harvard.edu. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Michiko Oyoshi, Ph.D., M.Sc., Boston Children’s Hospital, Division of Immunology, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Posted: December 3, 2014
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 3, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position – The Role of Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress in the Immune System
Institution: GROUP-ID Consortium
Location: Ghent, Belgium
PI: Prof. Sophie Janssens

The GROUP-ID Consortium is a multidisciplinary research platform (MRP) located at Ghent University and University Hospital and the Flanders Institute of Biotechnology (VIB). Six research teams study the role of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress and inflammation in various disease settings, using complementary approaches. Prof. Bart Lambrecht at the VIB Inflammation Research Center (IRC) is the coordinator of this MRP.

Prof. Sophie Janssens leads one of the GROUP-ID teams at the IRC. The team focuses on the physiological role of ER stress in dendritic cells as well as in other immune cell types. The unfolded protein response (UPR) has traditionally been viewed as an adaptive response triggered by the accumulation of unfolded proteins in the ER and aimed at restoring ER function. In a physiological setting, and particularly in immune cells, the UPR is rather an anticipatory response that is activated well before the disruption of protein homeostasis (Janssens et al. Nat Immunol 2014). Work from our laboratory showed that in dendritic cells, UPR sensing is constitutively active in the absence of induction of a traditional UPR gene program (Osorio et al. Nat Immunol 2014). This UPR sensing appears necessary for specific immune cell functions like antigen presentation and immunoglobulin synthesis. Current projects in our lab are focusing on the role of the IRE1/XBP1 and PERK branch of the UPR in tumor immunology, antiviral immunity and asthma.
Successful candidates will be involved in this research project and will work in close collaboration with other PhD students and postdocs under the direct supervision of Prof. Sophie Janssens and Prof. Bart Lambrecht in the Immunoregulation and Mucosal Immunology lab. Joining our research team will offer you the unique possibility to explore the function of UPR branches in an in vivo context in immune cell populations in mice, in various disease contexts. We combine basic immunology tools with cell biology and molecular biology approaches to understand the role of the UPR branches in immune cell functioning.

You will become part of a young and highly motivated team in the stimulating scientific environment of the IRC. The IRC has weekly seminars by international speakers. There are currently 65 postdocs in the IRC of which half are international incoming. You will have direct access to and training in many cutting edge technologies, like 15-colour FACS, advanced cell sorting, state-of-the-art microscopy (3D-EM, TIRF microscopy, dual photon microscopy) and bioinformatics. The Lambrecht/Janssens group has excellent expertise in immunology, cell biology, mouse transgenesis and molecular biology, and a team of 10 experienced technicians that support postdocs and PhD students.

Profile

  • .Candidates should have a PhD in Immunology or a related field.
  • In vivo experience with mice and knowledge of basic immunology tools, like flow cytometry, is absolutely required.
  • Candidates should have a strong publication record, which will allow them to apply independently for grants.
  • Candidates should have excellent communication skills in spoken and written English.
  • He/she is capable of working in a team, as well as independently, has an open communication style and has a problem-solving attitude

To apply: Candidates can send a motivation letter and a complete CV, a summary of past research and contact information of 2-3 referees to Sophie.Janssens@irc.vib-ugent.be or Ruth.VanLaere@irc.vib-ugent.be. For more information regarding this vacancy, please call 09/3313740 or 09/3363101.

VIB Inflammation Research Centre, Laboratory of Immunoregulation and Mucosal Immunology,
Technologiepark 927, B-9000 Ghent, Belgium; Tel: 0032 9 336 31 01; Fax: 0032 9 336 31 09; www.irc.ugent.be

Deadline for application: Feb, 1, 2015

Posted: December 3, 2014
Title: Clinical Histocompatibility Fellowship (Director Training Program)
Institution: UCLA Immunogenetics Center
Location: Los Angeles, CA

Location: UCLA Immunogenetics Center, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, University of California at Los Angeles, 1000 Veteran Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90095, Web site: http://www.hla.ucla.edu/

Program Description: American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ASHI) accredited HLA laboratory director program. This provides two years of formal training for one candidate funded by the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. During this time, the fellow will work under the direct guidance of four ASHI qualified directors and experienced laboratory staff at the UCLA Immunogenetics Center. The Fellow will gain `hands on’ experience and perform clinical case reviews. The fellow will further conduct research within Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics in collaboration with the directors, research scientists, and laboratory personnel. Completion of this post-doctoral training program will provide the trainee with two years education and experience in partial fulfillment of the requirements for a qualified histocompatibility director under CLIA/CMS, UNOS and ASHI standards.

Requirements: The director trainee must have earned MD or a PhD in Immunology, genetics on in related biological science from an accredited institution. In addition to the education requirements, the applicant must have at least 2 years full-time post-doctoral laboratory training or experience in Immunology, Histocompatibility, or Immunogenetics, or a residency in clinical and/or anatomic pathology or other related medical specialty or have at least 2 years full-time post-doctoral training in directing or supervising high complexity testing in human Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics in an ASHI-accredited or approved laboratory. Reference letters documenting the level of clinical involvement are required. Please note that all degrees received from educational institutions outside of the United States must be evaluated by an agency acceptable to ASHI. See below for a list of suitable agencies; a detailed report of course-by-course evaluation is required. A list of agencies approved by ASHI can be found at the following link: http://www.ashi-hla.org/images/uploads/DTRCGuidelinesFINAL02012010.pdf

Stipends: The program will be funded by the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, UCLA. Funding includes the trainee stipend, materials for research projects and additional continuing education and training.

To apply: Your application package must include, 1) Letter of intent summarizing your education, training and experience that are relevant to this training program, 2) The candidate’s CV, 3) Names and contact information for at least three references. Send your application package to: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF00637.

Posted: December 3, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: University of Massachusetts Medical School
Location:Worcester, MA
PI: Dr. Korostelev

Postdoctoral position to study translation regulation in disease opens at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (Korostelev Lab): http://labs.umassmed.edu/korostelevlab.

The laboratory is part of the RNA Therapeutics Institute, a vibrant and collaborative research community: http://www.umassmed.edu/rti/index.aspx.

We seek a highly motivated person who has recently received or is about to receive PhD. Expertise in at least one of the following areas/methods is required:

  1. immunology and pathogenesis of infectious diseases, with the emphasis on 1a) molecular and/or structural biology; and/or 1b) large-scale analyses of gene expression.
  2. biochemistry and molecular biology of translation.

To apply: In the application, please specify in which of these areas you are most experienced and/or interested. Submit the following information...

  1. your CV (including publication list)
  2. summary of your previous work and scientific research interests
  3. email addresses of three references

...to the following email address: Alicia.Birtz at UmassMed.edu.

Posted: December 3, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: Oregon State University
Location: Corvallis, OR
PI: Michael Blouin

Title: Testing candidate genes for disease resistance in Biomphalaria snails

A position as a postdoctoral scholar is available to start immediately in Michael Blouin?s lab at Oregon State University, Department of Integrative Biology.

The aim of this project is to identify genes in the snail Biomphalaria glabrata, that convey resistance to Schistosoma mansoni, a major parasite of humans that is transmitted by this snail host. We have already found major QTL correlated with infection risk in laboratory populations of snails and have annotated nearby candidate genes. Thus, the major task for this position is to functionally assess candidate genes for their role in resistance. The main approach to this goal will be gene knockdowns using RNAi, but may also include transgenics, neutralizing antibodies, immunohistochemistry, or proteomics. Once causal gene(s) are identified, future work may include probing their mechanisms of action, including how they interact with parasite-derived molecules. The long-term purpose of this research is to find ways to block transmission of schistosomiasis via interference with the snail host. The candidate will be encouraged to develop his/her own ideas to approach this goal. Biomphalaria and Schistosoma form a well-studied model host-parasite system with numerous available molecular and genomic resources and established laboratory protocols.

The successful candidate will hold a PhD in biology or a related science and be able to document substantial expertise in molecular/cellular biology. Strongly desired qualifications include experience with RNAi and/or alternative gene knockdown/knockout techniques, especially in an invertebrate system. Other desirable qualifications include experience in microscopy and immunohistochemistry techniques, a background in protein biochemistry, and training in immunology. Strong computational and quantitative skills would be useful too. We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic candidate with excellent writing and communication skills.

Position will be open until a suitable candidate is found. Ability to start soon would be highly desirable. This project is funded by NIH grant AI109134 to Michael S. Blouin.

To apply: For more information or to apply, contact Mike at blouinm@science.oregonstate.edu and include ?Snail postdoc position? in the title of your email. Candidate must be within 5 years of PhD to qualify for the postdoctoral scholar position at OSU (http://gradschool.oregonstate.edu/postdocs/definition). To apply, include a curricula vitae that includes the names of at least three professional references, their email addresses and telephone contact numbers. Include a cover letter indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position, and what interests you about coming to Oregon State University to work on this project.

Posted: December 3, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Location:Memphis, TN
PI: Dr. Ae-Kyung Yi

The faculty mentor for this position will be Dr. Ae-Kyung Yi. One postdoctoral fellow position are available immediately in the Departments of Pediatrics and Microbiology, Immunology and Biochemistry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. We are looking for a highly motivated, recently graduated Ph.D. with expertise in cellular and molecular immunology or related area to study the relationship(s) between host innate immunity and the pathogenesis of acute and chronic inflammatory diseases. Currently, the focus of the lab is to investigate the molecular mechanisms of a pattern recognition receptor (especially TLR and IL-1R family receptors) signaling pathway and the role of a signaling modulator in a pattern recognition receptor signaling in the pathogenesis of chronic autoimmune diseases, such as arthritis and SLE, and in acute and chronic inflammatory disorders, including sepsis and hypersensitivity pneumonitis.

Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. with a strong background in biological sciences (biochemistry, microbiology, immunology, cell biology, molecular biology, pathology, and physiology).
  • Research experience in areas useful to studies of cell signal transduction, innate immune response, inflammation, bacterial pathogenesis, and autoimmune disease.
  • Basic understanding of and experience with ELISA assays, Western blot analysis, protein-protein interactions, in vitro kinase assays, cell proliferation assays, cytotoxicity assays, PCR, gene cloning, site-directed mutagenesis, gel electrophoresis, Southern blots, Northern blots and RNA isolation, siRNA, CRISPR, in-situ hybridization, gene chip analysis, CHIP assays, cellular transfection, tissue culture, FACS, confocal microscopy, viral gene delivery system, and database searches.
  • Ability to work with rodents.
  • Ability to learn and develop new techniques, whenever necessary.
  • Good communication and writing skills.

To apply: Send curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of three references to Dr. Ae-Kyung Yi, Department of Pediatrics, UTHSC. E-mail: ayi@uthsc.edu or apply online at https://academic.uthsc.edu/postdoc/postdoctoral1.php?appid=6582.

Posted: December 3, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution:University of Wisconsin-Madison
Location: Madison, WI
PI: Dr. Feyza Engin

The Engin laboratory in Department of Biomolecular Chemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to investigate the role of endoplasmic reticulum stress in type 1 diabetes pathogenesis (Engin et al., Sci. Transl. Med. 2013). We are particularly interested investigating the molecular mechanisms underlying the cross talk between the stressed beta cells and immune system by utilizing cellular, molecular and genetic approaches and recently generated genetic mouse models of organelle stress.

Highly motivated, candidates with a recent PhD in molecular biology, immunology, genetics or relevant fields are encouraged to apply. Experience and expertise in cellular and molecular immunology, and molecular biology (e.g., multi color flow cytometry, primary cell culture, T cell proliferation and cytotoxicity assays, cytokine analysis via ELISPOT, ELISA or Luminex, microarray or RNA-seq) is highly desired. We are seeking collaborative individuals with excellent communication and data organization skills.

To apply: Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information of three references to Dr. Feyza Engin with a subject line states "Postdoc Application". For more information, please visit our group page at http://bmolchem.wisc.edu/faculty/engin.html.

Posted: November 19, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position in Immunology
Institution: University of California, San Diego
Location: La Jolla, CA
PI: Wenxian Fu, Ph.D.

A postdoctoral position in immunology is currently available in the laboratory of Dr. Wenxian Fu in the Department of Pediatrics, UCSD.

The research in the lab focuses on immune regulation of tissue homeostasis. In particular, we are interested in studying the regulatory mechanisms in the chronic inflammation of autoimmune type 1 diabetes, and other complex diseases, where tissue inflammation is a critical component of the disease pathogenesis. We will apply the tools of immunology, genetics, molecular biology and systems biology to study the role of innate immune system, the interactions between innate and adaptive immune responses and the underlying mechanisms. For more information, please see Nature Immunology (2012) 13: 361-368, and Nature Immunology (2012) 13: 972–980.

Highly motivated candidates with PhD, MD, or MD/PhD and solid backgrounds in immunology are encouraged to apply. Experiences/skills in cellular and molecular immunology, and molecular biology (e.g., flow cytometry, in vitro cell culture, microarray or RNA-seq, ChIP-seq and confocal) and in vivo animal studies are strongly preferred. Good communication and writing skills are also required.

To apply: Please send the following documents: 1) cover letter; 2) curriculum vitae, and 3) contacts of three references, in a single pdf file to Dr. Wenxian Fu at w3fu@ucsd.edu.

Posted: November 19, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position in virology and immunology
Institution: Wistar Institute
Location: Philadelphia, PA
PI: Scott E. Hensley, Ph.D.

A postdoctoral fellow position is available in Dr. Scott E. Hensley’s laboratory at the Wistar Institute. The Wistar Institute is located on Penn’s campus in sunny Philadelphia, PA. The Hensley laboratory is focused on factors that influence the specificity of influenza antibody responses (Linderman et al. PNAS 2014, Li et atl. JEM 2013) and mechanisms that promote antigenic variation of influenza viruses (Chambers et al. JVI 2014, Myers et al. JVI 2013, Li et al. JVI 2013).

The ideal applicant will be a creative ‘out of the box’ thinker, highly self-motivated, and have a genuine love of science. The Hensley lab is a fun place to work, but the applicant must be fully committed and willing to work long hours. Applicants should have a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree in microbiology, virology, or immunology and have at least one first author publication in a decent journal. The ideal applicant will have experience with in vivo mouse models.

To apply: A brief cover letter describing why you are ideal for this position, C.V., and names and contact information for three referees should be submitted by email to shensley@wistar.org. Applicant review will begin immediately.

Posted: November 18, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Human Immunology
Institution: University of Pennsylvania
Location: Philadelphia, PA
PI: Laura Su M.D. Ph.D.

The Su lab focuses on the human immune response in autoimmunity, vaccination, and infection. We have one postdoctoral fellowship position to study how cross-reactivity with microbial antigens alters the TCR repertoire and drives autoimmunity in rheumatoid arthritis. We have a second position to examine how HIV infection impairs T cell memory and disrupts immune reconstitution. We use advanced immunology tools such as cytometry by time-of flight (CyTOF) and high-throughput sequencing to interrogate the human T cell biology at the single cell level. The ideal candidate will have a background in autoimmunity or HIV research and expertise in molecular cloning, protein purification, tissue culture, and flow cytometry. Familiarity with sequence analysis is also highly desired.

Qualified candidate must have a recent Ph.D., M.D. High level of independence and the ability to think critically are 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: November 18, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Location: Philadelphia, PA

The Division of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania seeks candidates for a Research Associate position in the Academic Support Staff. This appointment will be initially for one (1) year and continuation during that time period and renewal are based on satisfactory performance and availability of funding (limited to three (3) years). Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree and have demonstrated excellent qualifications in research.

The successful applicant will have experience in the field of immunology. Applicant will have demonstrated experience conducting epidemiological analyses of clinical and immunological data. Furthermore, the ideal candidate will be willing to spend 50% of their time living in the sub-Saharan African country of Botswana. Responsibilities include coordinating research projects in the areas of translational immunology, within the context of HIV and TB, and participation in grant and manuscript submissions. Applicant must have a Ph.D in Genetics or Immunology and must have demonstrated excellent qualifications in this area of research. The successful candidate will also have experience in translational research laboratory science.

We seek candidates who embrace and reflect diversity in the broadest sense.

The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.

To apply: Apply for this position online at: https://www.med.upenn.edu/apps/faculty_ad/index.php/g323/d3790.

Posted: November 18, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
PI: Shanmugam Nagarajan, PhD

We are seeking a highly motivated post-doctoral fellow to work on projects focusing on autoantibodies and atherosclerosis in pre-clinical models, as well as translational studies with human samples. The successful applicant should have a background in immunology and stem cell biology with expertise in cell culture, flow cytometry, cellular and molecular immunology. Basics knowledge of autoimmune immunology and/or the immunology of atherosclerosis is desirable.

Job qualification: PhD in applicable field (e.g., immunology, cell/molecular biology), with experience and knowledge of methods of assessing immune cell function (T cell proliferation assay, multi-color flow cytometry, mRNA and miRNA analysis, cytokine analysis using ELISPOT, ELISA or multiplex cytokine bead arrays). Cell culture experience is required. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, experience in recording, analyzing and reporting data, excellent organizational skills, and attention to detail and accuracy.

To apply: Please send a statement of research interests, curriculum vitae, and contact information for 3 references to Shanmugam Nagarajan, PhD, Dept. of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh, PA. Email: nagarajans@upmc.edu or shn16@pitt.edu.

Posted: November 18, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate
Institution: The Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason (BRI)
Location: Seattle, WA
PI: Wambre Lab

The Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason (BRI) is an international leader in immune system and autoimmune disease research, translating discoveries to real-life applications. BRI is one of the few research institutes in the world dedicated to discovering causes and cures to eliminate autoimmune diseases such as type 1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis, arthritis and many others.

As a non-profit organization within the Virginia Mason Health System, BRI also provides research guidance, administrative oversight and support within its Clinical Research Program. Established in 1956, BRI is Washington State’s oldest medical research institute.

Responsibilities and Qualifications: Under general supervision of a principal investigator, the Postdoctoral Research Associate will be responsible for designing and performing experiments relevant to current projects as well as complex data analysis and communication of results. Studies will focus on human antigen-specific CD4+ T cell responses (including biomarker discovery) in health and disease, with a focus on better understanding mechanisms that underlie allergy.

This position requires a PhD in immunology. The successful candidate should be experienced in cellular immunology and molecular biology with good organizational and analytical skills. Significant experience in multi-parameter flow cytometry and in design/set up of cell based assays is critical. Previous experience with MHC tetrameter staining is a plus. The ability to work a flexible schedule is also desirable.

Key words: Cellular biomarkers, Allergy, Flow cytometry, Cellular assays, Clinical immunology and System biology.

To apply: Please visit https://careers-benaroyaresearch.icims.com/jobs/search. Position #: 14-83, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department: Wambre Lab, Status: Full time, days.

BRI is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment with regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status, such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age.

Posted: November 18, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Institution: Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine Inc. (HJF)
Location: Silver Spring, MD

The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine Inc. (HJF) is seeking a Post-doctoral Research Fellow to support the Military Enteric Diseases Research Program, located at the Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC) in Silver Spring, Maryland. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to NMRC.

Specifically, the candidate will work on the Enterotoxigenic E. coli (ETEC) Vaccine Development Program. ETEC is a major global cause of childhood diarrhea and travelers’ diarrhea for which a safe, broadly protective vaccine has yet to be developed. Recently, NMRC completed a series of clinical trials with ETEC vaccine candidates that allow the development of methodologies and in-depth evaluation of cellular immunological mechanisms elicited by the vaccination. One of our main goals is the development and evaluation of assays that can help characterize the systemic and mucosal response to ETEC proteins.

Under the supervision and mentoring by the Head of Immunology, Clinical Trial Group, and Program Director, the incumbent will be responsible for conducting laboratory-based clinically relevant human immunologic research as well as assisting in designing, developing and executing research projects involving ETEC vaccine antigens supporting the ETEC Vaccine Development Program. In this capacity the incumbent will integrate immunological techniques and assays, mostly, but limited to, flow cytometry, ELISPOT, cell culture, and cytokine measurements. The successful candidate will have opportunity to participate in a parallel project involving systems biology (transcriptomics and proteomics) for the evaluation of clinical trials.

This is an ideal position for a young PhD (0-3 years) aiming at gaining hands-on experience in clinical trials, applied immunology, and vaccine development for enteric pathogens. Funds are available for up to three years, renewable yearly according to performance.

Responsibilities:

  1. Plans, designs and conducts laboratory research focused on, but not limited to, human samples from ETEC Vaccine clinical trials.
  2. Develops necessary technologies, protocols, and reports.
  3. Assists in the preparation of funding applications for the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, and/or extramural resources including nonprofit organizations.
  4. Maintains expertise and knowledge of state-of-the-art principles and theories directly applicable to the research work being conducted. Should have knowledge and extensive experience in human cellular immunology, sterile tissue and cell culture, flow cytometry, ELISPOT, and familiarity in the field of mucosal immunology.
  5. Performs data analysis, prepares graphical representation of data, prepares manuscripts for publication in peer reviewed scientific journals, prepares scientific reports for funded projects, presents research data at in-house meetings and at National and International scientific conferences.
  6. Attends all training and safety classes conducted by NMRC and HMJF.
  7. Completes other projects and duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of highly complex scientific procedures, techniques and fundamental; knowledge and practical experience in flow cytometry, cellular immunology, tissue culture, and cytokine measurement; Practical experience in immunization and isolation of organs from small animals is helpful. Should have excellent communication skills including the ability to write and publish research papers and grants. Should have the ability to work independently and troubleshoot technical procedures.

Minimum Education/Training Requirements: 0 to 3 years of Ph.D. in Immunology or related scientific discipline with strong experience in cell assays.

Minimum Experience in cell assays, including polychromatic flow cytometry, ELISPOT, lymphocyte culture and cytokine assays, and vocational interest in vaccine development.

Physical Capabilities: Work involves long periods of standing, handling numerous chemicals and biological samples.

Work Environment: Laboratory environment; requires working with human cells and plasma/serum; may require working long hours including evenings and weekends.

To apply: Please apply on-line at careers.hjf.org click “Advanced Search” and enter job number 209447 in the Job Opening ID box.

HJF is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

Posted: November 18, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Fellowship
Institution: Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences
Location: Newark, NJ
PI: Dr. Betsy J. Barnes

A Postdoctoral position is available in the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School-Cancer Center (Newark Campus) to study the molecular mechanisms of interferon regulatory factor 5 (IRF5) activation and function in primary human immune cells. Projects will identify the signaling pathways both upstream and downstream of IRF5 activation, the kinases involved with IRF5 activation, and the downstream function of IRF5 in specific immune cell populations. These projects will have direct relevance to our understanding of IRF5's role in autoimmune disease and cancer.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual with good knowledge and great interest in immunology and molecular biology. Applicants must possess a Ph.D. that has been obtained within the last 6-12 months in immunology and/or molecular biology. A background in immune cell biology and cell signaling is preferred. Recent graduates are encouraged to apply. The successful applicant must have excellent written and verbal communication skills with a desire to work in an interactive and multidisciplinary research team. Experience with human primary cells and flow cytometry is extremely advantageous.

To apply: Please email CV, and the names with contact information of three references to Betsy J. Barnes, Ph.D., Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, New Jersey Medical School-Cancer Center Rm. G1224, 205 South Orange Avenue, Newark, NJ 07103 or apply for job 14NS916017 at http://recruitment.rutgers.edu/JobOpeningsLegacy.htm.

Posted: November 7, 2014
Title: Universal Influenza Vaccine Development
Institution: NIAID, NIH
Location: Bethesda, MD
PI: Jeffery K. Taubenberger, M.D., Ph.D.

A postdoctoral fellowship is available in the Viral Pathogenesis and Evolution Section, Laboratory of Infectious Diseases (LID). The section seeks to address fundamental questions of influenza virus pathogenesis in different animal hosts, including the mapping of viral virulence factors and mutations associated with host adaptation, as well as characterizing the host response to infection. The section also performs translational research involving clinical trials addressing pandemic and seasonal influenza infections in patients with and without immunocompromise. These investigations include characterization of the development of antiviral resistance mutations, intra-host viral evolution, and characterization of the host immune response.

Experiments are also being performed to evaluate novel therapeutics for the treatment of severe influenza and to evaluate the significance of heterosubtypic and heterotypic immunity to influenza viral antigens for the development of a universal influenza virus vaccine. The postdoctoral fellow will work predominantly on the universal influenza vaccine project.

For more information, see the Viral Pathogenesis and Evolution Section.

Requirements: Applicants must have a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent, less than 5 years of postdoctoral experience, and a history of productivity evidenced by publications. Candidates should have experience in immunology, including flow cytometry, experimental animal work, and qualitative analysis of antibodies. Experience with vaccine development, virology, or experimental pathogenesis would be helpful.

The Viral Pathogenesis and Evolution Section is located on the main NIH campus in Bethesda, MD.

To apply:Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, including contact information for three letters of reference, and a personal statement describing research accomplishments and plans to:

Jeffery K. Taubenberger, M.D., Ph.D., Chief, Viral Pathogenesis and Evolution Section, LID, NIAID, NIH, 33 North Drive, Room 3E19A.2 MSC 3203, Bethesda, MD 20892-3203 USA; Phone: 301-443-5960; Fax: 301-480-1696;
Email: taubenbergerj@niaid.nih.gov

Visit Careers at NIAID for more information about NIAID and how to join this exciting and dynamic research organization.

HHS, NIH, and NIAID are equal opportunity employers.

Posted: November 7, 2014
Title: Immunology Post-doctoral Position
Institution: Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
Location: Manhasset, NY
PI: Anne Davidson MBBS

A postdoctoral position is open in the research group of Dr. Anne Davidson. The research project aims to study autoimmune disease models of lupus and mechanisms of tissue damage in lupus nephritis especially the role of renal macrophages and dendritic cells (Arthritis Rheum 2014. 66:2246-58, J. Immunol 2012 Jul 15;189(2):988-1001, PLOS One 2013 8:e77489).

Highly motivated candidates with Ph.D. and/or M.D. and solid background in immunology are encouraged to apply. Experience with in vivo animal studies, immunologic assays, flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry and basic molecular biology are desirable.

To apply: Please submit your curriculum vitae and cover letter including names and contact information of three references to, Anne Davidson, Investigator, Feisntein Institute of MedicalResearch, E-mail: adavidson1@nshs.edu

http://www.feinsteininstitute.org/faculty/anne-davidson-mbbs/

The Feinstein Institute is a collaboration of creative thinkers who share a singular focus of advancing science to prevent disease and cure patients.

http://www.feinsteininstitute.org/about-us/.

Posted: November 7, 2014
Title: Viral-Immunology Post-doctoral Position
Institution: University of Pennsylvania
Location: Philadelphia, PA
PI: Carolina B. Lopez, Ph.D.

A Postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Carolina Lopez at the University of Pennsylvania. The laboratory investigates the mechanisms mediating the innate immune response to virus infection. Projects include the study of viral molecular motifs recognized by the host as danger signals during natural infections of the lung; the study of cellular mechanisms involved in the recognition of these motifs; and the development of novel virus-derived adjuvants for vaccination. The exact project will be determined based on the candidate’s interest and the lab priorities.

Candidate must have a recent Ph.D. and/or M.D., a record of productivity, and strong background in virology and/or immunology. The applicant must be highly motivated and have expertise in handling mice. Expertise in molecular biology, flow cytometry, and/or preclinical evaluation of vaccines is highly desirable.

Proficiency in reading, writing, and speaking English is essential. Applicants must be able to develop and learn new techniques as required for these studies.

Applicants review will begin immediately.

Please visit http://www.med.upenn.edu/postdoc/ for information of the University of Pennsylvania Postdoctoral program. Visit the laboratory website www.lopezlab.org for more information and publications.

To apply: Interested candidates should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae and name and contact information of three references to: lopezca@vet.upenn.edu.

Posted: November 6, 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 is seeking a highly motivated, energetic, research-oriented individual at the postdoctoral level to join a team of scientists dedicated to conducting research on tumor immunology and immunotherapy.

Required Experience:

  • 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.

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

Posted: November 6, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: University of California San Francisco
Location: San Francisco, CA
PI: Anthony Shum, MD

The Shum lab at UCSF is recruiting talented individuals to joint our team as a Postdoctoral Research Scholar (http://shumlab.ucsf.edu). We are affiliated with the UCSF Biomedical Sciences (BMS) Graduate Program, The Cardiovascular Research Institute (CVRI), and the Department of Immunology. We work in close collaboration with the Mark Anderson lab at UCSF to study mechanisms of immune tolerance, with a focus on translational studies of the lung. We recently generated a 2 new knock-in mouse models of autoimmunity based on molecular targets identified through whole exome sequencing of human patients. The postdoctoral fellow will characterize this mouse and perform translational work using human cell lines from patients. Prior experience in mouse models of autoimmunity, multi-color flow cytometry, and molecular and cellular immunology is desired.

Candidates must have a recent PhD in immunology, cell or molecular biology or related fields. Applicants must be able to design and conduct experiments, prepare and present research findings at meetings and write scientific manuscripts. The successful candidate will be a highly motivated individual with an outstanding publication record, excellent written and oral communication skills in English with the ability to work independently.

To apply: Interested applicants should submit 1) a cover letter outlining research accomplishments 2) CV 3) a list of three references with contact information including mailing address, phone number and e-mail address. Interested applicants please contact: anthony.shum@ucsf.edu.

http://bms.ucsf.edu/directory/faculty/anthony-shum-md

Posted: October 29, 2014
Title: Immunology Post-doctoral Positions
Institution: University of Alabama at Birmingham
Location: Birmingham, AL
PI: Hui Hu, Ph.D.

NEW postdoctoral positions are now open in the research group of Dr. Hui Hu. The research projects aim to develop infectious disease and autoimmune disease models and study the molecular mechanisms underlying novel transcriptional networks in both T cell and B cell differentiation (Nat Immunol 7:819 (2006), Nat Immunol 12:544(2011), Nat Immunol 15,667 (2014)).

Highly motivated candidates with Ph.D. and/or M.D. and solid background in immunology are encouraged to apply. Experiences in transcriptional regulation and/or signaling pathways and technique expertise in flow cytometry, molecular biology and in vivo animal studies are desirable.

To apply: Please submit your curriculum vitae and cover letter including names and contact information of three references to, Hui Hu, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, UAB School of Medicine, E-mail: Immhulab@gmail.com.

http://www.uab.edu/medicine/microbiology/faculty/primary

As a Top 20 research university UAB has outstanding research facilities and infrastructure. The Department of Microbiology is one of the top NIH-funded departments of its kind in the USA: http://www.microbio.uab.edu/.

Posted: October 29, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Associate in Cell Transplantation
Institution: Diabetes Research Institute
Location: Miami, FL
PI: Norma S. Kenyon, Ph.D.

We are seeking a highly motivated post-doctoral fellow to work on projects focusing on cell transplant studies in larger animal, pre-clinical models, with the goals of identifying protocols that lead to enhanced islet survival and/or transplant tolerance and can be translated to the clinical setting.

The Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) is an international center whose mission is to bring together leading scientists worldwide to develop and rapidly apply promising research to treat and cure diabetes. The successful applicant should have a background in immunology and stem cell biology with expertise in cell culture, flow cytometry, cellular and molecular immunology. Knowledge of the basics of transplant immunology and/or the immunology of diabetes desirable.

Job qualification: PhD/MD in applicable field (e.g., immunology, cell/molecular biology), with extensive experience and knowledge of methods of assessing immune cell function (e.g., T cell proliferation and cytotoxicity assays, flow cytometry, mRNA analysis, cytokine analysis via ELISPOT, ELISA or Luminex, etc.). Cell culture experience required. Experience with culture and analysis of mesenchymal stem cells highly desirable. Excellent written and verbal communication skills (English),experience in recording, analyzing and reporting data, must have computer proficiency, excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, orderly laboratory habits and attention to detail and accuracy.

To apply: Interested applicants should apply for job 049690 at https://careers.med.miami.edu/.


Contact information: Norma Sue Kenyon, PhD, Martin Kleiman Professor of Surgery, Microbiology and Immunology & Biomedical Engineering, Diabetes Research Institute, 1450 NW 10th Avenue, Miami, FL 33136; 305-243-5346 (office); E-mail: nkenyon@med.miami.edu

Posted: October 29, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: University of Massachusetts Medical School
Location: Worcester, MA
Division: Gastroenterology

A postdoctoral position is available immediately in a well-funded laboratory at the Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, to study the role of cellular stress and inflammation in liver diseases. The primary focus of our research is to use molecular and cellular approaches to understand the role of macrophages and delineate mechanisms involved in modulation of innate immune cell signaling.

For further details on research conducted in the lab please visit: http://profiles.umassmed.edu/profiles/ProfileDetails.aspx?From=SE&Person=212

We are looking for a highly motivated individual with good knowledge and great interest in cellular and molecular biology, and immunology. Applicants must possess a Ph.D. with a background in molecular biology and immunology demonstrated by peer-reviewed publications. Recent graduates are encouraged to apply. Good communication skills and the desire to work in an interactive, multidisciplinary research team are essential. Stipends are commensurate with education and experience.

To apply: Please submit a CV and names of three references to:

Pranoti Mandrekar, Ph.D., Associate Professor, GI Division, Dept. of Med. LRB Rm #213, University of Massachusetts Medical Center, 364 Plantation Street, Worcester, MA 01605; Ph:. (508)856-5391; Fax:. (508)856-4770; Email: pranoti.mandrekar@umassmed.edu

Posted: October 29, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Positions
Institution: UCLA
Location: Los Angeles, CA
PI: Dr. Elaine F. Reed

The UCLA Immunogenetics Center, Department of Pathology, University of California, Los Angeles (www.hla.ucla.edu) is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral candidate for a translational research project in transplant immunology. The project focuses on mechanisms of transplant rejection with particular emphasis on the discovery and characterization of novel biomarkers of the immune response during solid organ transplant rejection. This research project will involve discovery, characterization and developing/validating new state-of the art assays. The successful candidate must have outstanding achievements in their doctoral research and possess independent research abilities and ambitious scientific goals.

Applicant must be a Ph.D. candidate or recent Ph.D. graduate (within the past 2 years) in immunology, cell and/or molecular biology with experience in tissue culture, quantitative immunoassays and flow cytometry. Experience in assay development and validation including ELISA or luminex protein and antibody measurements is a plus.

To apply: Applications accepted only through https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF00242.

Web address of Department or Division: www.hla.ucla.edu

Posted: October 29, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Positions in Systems Immunology
Institution: Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute
Location: San Diego, CA

Research Description

Multiple postdoctoral positions are immediately available in Sanford Burnham Medical Research Institute’s Infectious and Inflammatory Disease Center (IIDC) in the laboratory of Dr. Sumit K. Chanda. Positions will focus on generating a systems-level understanding of immune responses pathways including TLRs, cGAS, CD40 and Fc-mediated signaling. Prospective candidates will play an important role in elucidating novel factors involved in the interplay between host innate immune factors and their implication in inflammatory and autoimmune disease. Aspects of certain projects will involve collaborations with Pharma R&D teams.

Requirements

Highly motivated candidates who recently obtained a Ph.D., with a strong background in innate immune signaling are encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of the innate immune system including TLR, NLR, and RLR signaling as well as pathways induced in myeloid & B cells. In addition, experience in virology, cell biology, and biochemistry and an understanding and ability to apply statistical techniques to the analysis of large data sets are a plus. Candidates must have good communication skills, and should be able to work independently and in a collaborative scientific environment. Successful candidates will have a strong publication record in peer-reviewed journals.

To apply: Interested individuals should send their curriculum vitae, a brief description of their research interests, and the names of three references to: Crystal Herndon at cherndon@sanfordburnham.org. Please visit www.chandalab.org for additional information.

Posted: October 14, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Immunology and Cancer
Institution: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Location: Memphis, TN
PI: Kim Nichols, MD

We are seeking a highly motivated post-doctoral fellow to work on projects focusing on immunodeficiency, hyperinflammation and cancer. Our laboratory combines in vitro approaches using primary and immortalized cells, as well as live animal modeling to dissect the mechanisms underlying protective and pathologic immune responses.

The successful applicant will have opportunities to develop new skills and work in a world-class scientific environment with full access to cutting edge tools and technologies. This is an ideal opportunity for an enthusiastic, committed biologist to make an important contribution to defining the mechanisms of immune dysfunction in cancer and infection while working in a lab with a sound track record of success.

Job qualification: We are seeking a highly motivated individual who has, or soon will obtain, a PhD in Immunology or Molecular Biology; a strong track record of high quality biomedical research, and an excellent publication record. Experience with multi-color flow cytometry, fixed and live cell confocal microscopy, gene silencing and overexpression technologies and in vivo models of cancer is preferred.

To apply: Interested applicants should apply for job 32703 at https://jobs.stjude.org/CSS_APO_Postdoc/.

Contact information: Kim Nichols, MD, Director, Division of Cancer Predisposition, St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Department of Oncology, 262 Danny Thomas Boulevard, Memphis, TN 38105; 901-595-8385 (office); E-mail: kim.nichols@stjude.org

Posted: October 14, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: Northwestern University
Location: Chicago, IL
PI: Harris R. Perlman, PhD

The Division of Rheumatology at Northwestern University invites applicants for a full-time position as a post-doctoral scholar. Qualified applicants will possess a MD, MD/PhD PhD and expertise in autoimmunity. The projects focus on pathways triggering macrophage plasticity in rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and lung fibrosis. Expertise in flow cytometry, confocal microscopy, analysis of murine models of disease including generation and perpetuation of mutant mice (reporter genes, transgenics, knockouts), biochemical analysis of cell death pathways.

To apply: Please send curriculum vitae, letter of application, and list of references to: Harris R. Perlman, PhD, Professor, Division of Rheumatology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 240 East Huron, McGaw M-300, Chicago, IL 60611; h-perlman@northwestern.edu, or to Rana Saber, Research Laboratory Manager: r-saber@northwestern.edu.

Posted: October 14 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard
Location: Boston, MA
PI: Dr. Xu Yu

A postdoctoral fellow position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Xu Yu at the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard in Boston to study cellular and molecular mechanisms of HIV-1 immune control and dendritic cell immunopathology in HIV-1 infection. PhDs or MD/PhDs with a solid background in immunology, cell biology or molecular biology and a strong interest in academic career development are encouraged to apply.

To apply: To apply, please send CV, a letter of interest and a list of three references per email to Dr. Xu Yu (xyu@partners.org).

Posted: October 14, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: Johns Hopkins Department of Dermatology
Location: Baltimore, MD
PI: Lloyd S. Miller, M.D., Ph.D.

Full-time position for a Ph.D. or Ph.D. candidate to investigate the pathogenesis and novel therapeutic strategies against implant-associated Staphylococcus aureus infections, in particular infections associated with orthopaedic implants. These infections are characterized by the formation of bacterial biofilms on the foreign implanted materials that block the penetration of immune cells and antibiotics, creating a chronic and persistent infection. The ensuing septic arthritis, osteomyelitis and osteolysis can result in implant loosening and failure, increasing morbidity and mortality. To study these infections, we have combined the surgical placement of orthopaedic-grade titanium implants with in vivo bioluminescence and fluorescence and micro-CT imaging to noninvasively monitor the infection, host response, anatomical changes in the bone, osseointegration and efficacy of novel therapeutic strategies. Previous research experience with first-author peer-reviewed manuscripts (preferably in high impact journals) in microbiology and immunology related to biofilm infections is required. This is a unique opportunity for highly qualified and extremely motivated applicants to start their post-doctoral training in a newly renovated state-of-the-art research laboratory under the mentorship of Lloyd S. Miller, M.D., Ph.D.

PLEASE NOTE WE CAN ONLY ACCEPT APPLICANTS WHO CURRENTLY RESIDE IN THE UNITED STATES AND ARE UNITED STATES CITIZENS, PERMANENT RESIDENTS OR HAVE VALID WORK PERMITS TO WORK IN THE UNITED STATES.

For selected publications related to this area of research from the Miller Laboratory, please see this link or the following list of publications: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/dermatology/research/basic_science/miller_lab/

  • Bernthal, NM, Stavrakis, AI, Billi, F, Cho, JS, Kremen, TJ, Simon, SI, Cheung, AL, Finerman, G, Lieberman, JR, Adams, JS, Miller, LS. 2010. A novel mouse model of post-arthroplasty joint infection to evaluate in vivo the efficacy of antimicrobial implant coatings. PLOS ONE 5(9): e12580. PMCID: PMC2935351.
  • Bernthal, NM, Pribaz, JR, Stavrakis, AI, Billi, F, Cho, JS, Ramos, RI, Francis, KP, Iwakura, Y, Miller, LS. 2011. Protective role of IL-1β against post-arthroplasty Staphylococcus aureus infection. Journal of Orthopaedic Research 29:1621-1626. PMCID: PMC 3132302.
  • Pribaz, JR, Bernthal, NM, Billi, F, Cho, JS, Ramos, RI, Francis, KP, Miller, LS. 2012. Mouse model of chronic post-arthroplasty infection: noninvasive in vivo bioluminescence imaging to monitor bacterial burden for long-term study. Journal of Orthopaedic Research.30: 335-340. PMCID: PMC3217109
  • Niska, JA, Shahbazian, JH, Ramos, RI, Pribaz, JR, Billi, F, Francis, KP, Miller, LS. 2012. Daptomycin and tigecycline have a broader effective dose range than vancomycin as prophylaxis against a surgical implant Staphylococcus aureus infection in mice. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy 56(5) 2590–2597. PMCID: PMC3346658.
  • Niska, JA, Meganck, JA, Pribaz, JR, Shahbazian, JH, Lim, E, Zhang, N, Rice, BW, Ramos, RI, Bernthal, NM, Francis, KP, Miller, LS. 2012. Monitoring Bacterial Burden, Inflammation and Bone Damage Longitudinally Using Optical and μCT Imaging in an Orthopaedic Implant Infection in Mice. PLOS ONE 7(10):e47397. PMCID: PMC3474799.
  • Niska, JA, Shahbazian, JH, Ramos, RI, Francis, KP, Miller, LS. 2013. Vancomycin-Rifampin Combination Therapy Has Enhanced Efficacy against an Experimental Staphylococcus aureus Prosthetic Joint Infection. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy 57(10) 5080-5086. PMCID: PMC3811477.
  • Stavrakis, AI, Niska, JA, Shahbazian, JH, Loftin, AH, Ramos, RI, Billi, F, Francis, KP, Otto, M, Bernthal, NM, Uslan, DZ, Miller, LS. 2014. Combination Prophylactic Therapy with Rifampin has Increased Efficacy Against an Experimental Staphylococcus epidermidis Subcutaneous Implant-Related Infection. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy 58(4):2377-2386. PMCID: PMC4023771.
  • Bernthal, NM, Taylor, BN, Meganck, JA, Wang, Y, Shahbazian, JH, Niska, JA, Francis, KP, Miller, LS. Combined in vivo optical and µCT imaging to monitor infection, inflammation and bone anatomy in an orthopaedic implant infection in mice. Journal of Visualized Experiments. in press.

To apply: If interested, please send an email with your CV and contact information for 3 references to Dr. Lloyd Miller at: millerlabjob@yahoo.com. We are accepting applications immediately and hope to find a candidate by 1/31/2015.

Posted: October 14, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: Oregon Health and Science University
Location: Beaverton, OR
PI: Dr. Victor DeFilippis

A postdoctoral research position is available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Victor DeFilippis at the Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute of Oregon Health and Science University. Our laboratory is focused on the innate immune response to viral infection, viral evasion of immune responses, harnessing of innate immunity for immune-based therapeutic outcomes, as well as the use of cytomegalovirus as a vaccine vector. Our work involves construction, characterization, and utilization of transgenic cells using advanced tools of molecular cloning and reverse genetics including CRISPR/Cas9-mediated gene deletion, inducible gene expression, and lentiviral- and transposon-based genetic alteration. The selected candidate will be involved in using these techniques to identify and explore novel vaccine adjuvants as well as complement growth of vaccine vectors. We are currently seeking a post-doctoral researcher with experience in expression cloning, nucleic acid techniques, cell culture, immunology, microscopy, and protein analysis. Familiarity with high throughput screening and vaccine techniques is also desirable but not required.

Please visit http://www.ohsu.edu/vgti/ for more information about institutional research and facilities.

To apply: Send a cover letter, CV, and name, email, and telephone numbers for three references to defilipp@ohsu.edu.

Posted: October 14, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: University of Washington School of Pharmacy
Location: Seattle, WA
PI: Nichole R. Klatt, PhD

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the laboratory of Nichole Klatt at the University of Washington in Seattle, Department of Pharmaceutics, Washington National Primate Research Center AIDS division in Seattle, WA. Dr. Klatt’s research lab focuses on understanding mechanisms underlying mucosal dysfunction and microbiome dysbiosis during HIV infection, and developing novel therapeutic interventions to treat HIV disease pathogenesis and prevent HIV acquisition. The lab uses both HIV human studies and non-human primate models of SIV infection to assess these questions.

Highly motivated scientists with a background in immunology, microbiology, virology, cell biology, molecular biology are encouraged to apply. Candidates with backgrounds in HIV research, microbiome, mucosal immunology, HIV reservoirs, vaccinology or microbiology will be preferred.

Advanced training and experience in multi-color flow cytometry, including FACS analysis and interpretation required. Training in PCR, ELISA, ELISPOT, cell culture, and tissue processing preferred. Experience in mucosal immunology and non-human primate or human mucosal tissue processing and research preferred. Experience in microbiome sequencing and/or analysis preferred.

Candidates should have expertise in data analysis, using the computer programs excel, prism, flowjo and adobe illustrator or equivalent programs. Manuscript and figure preparation, grant writing skills, and a strong publication record required.

To apply: Please contact directly:

Nichole R. Klatt, PhD, University of Washington, Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutics, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Cellular and Molecular Biology Program, Pathobiology Program, WaNPRC, 3018 Western Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121; klattnr@uw.edu; (206) 221-0254

Posted: October 2, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral position in B cell responses to vaccines and infections
Institution: Washington University in St. Louis
Location: St. Louis, MO
PI: Dr. Deepta Bhattacharya

Research in the Bhattacharya lab merges the fields of stem cell biology and immunology to understand the basic biology of lymphocyte development, and to develop novel translational strategies to combat infectious disease. A postdoctoral position is available to study the molecular mechanisms that control memory B cell development and function and the duration of antibody-mediated immunity. Available projects have a particular emphasis on novel transcription factors and regulators of cellular metabolism. Additional information about our research and links to publications can be found on our lab website.

Candidates must have a recent Ph.D. and/or M.D. in a relevant discipline. Strong preference will be given to U.S. citizens and permanent residents eligible for NIH training grants and NRSA fellowships. Additional information on postdoctoral policies and benefits at Washington University can be found here: http://dbbs.wustl.edu/Postdocs/Pages/Postdocs.aspx

To apply: Please send a statement of research interests, curriculum vitae, and contact information for 3 references to deeptab@wustl.edu. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Posted: October 2, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Fellow - Immunology
Institution: SRI International - Center for Immunology and Infectious Disease    
Location: Menlo Park, CA

The Center for Immunology and Infectious Disease at SRI International seeks a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to work on the advancement of lead compounds as well as discovery of new targets for autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. A variety of immunological techniques, including ELISAs, molecular biology, primary cell culture, flow cytometry and in vitro / in vivo assays of primary immune cell function will be used.
Postdoctoral Fellow will be asked to:

  • Perform in vivo and in vitro studies for autoimmune and inflammatory diseases
  • Independently design and execute research.
  • Contribute to scientific literature and conferences.
  • Participate in the development of patent applications.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will be encouraged to seek independent funding from government granting agencies.

Requirements: Candidates must have a PhD in Immunology or a related field.  Candidate must have experience in molecular  and cellular immunology.  Knowledge of animal models of inflammation and/or molecular aspects of immunology is a must.  Expertise with basic bioinformatics tools is required. The ideal candidate has expertise demonstrated by publications, the ability to organize and write scientific papers and reports, and to present results in professional settings.  Incumbent must be observant, detail-oriented, motivated and clear thinking, and must demonstrate excellent oral and written communications skills.

Post-offer, pre-laboratory physical examination will be required.  Employment at SRI is contingent on successful completion of a background check.

About SRI Biosciences: SRI Biosciences carries out basic research, drug discovery, and drug development. SRI has all of the resources necessary to take R&D from initial discoveries to clinical trials. SRI's product pipeline has yielded marketed drugs, therapeutics currently in human testing, and additional programs at earlier stages. SRI Biosciences offers a wide range of contract research organization (CRO) services, helping government and industry clients and partners advance drugs and other biomedical products toward commercialization. SRI is also working to create the next generation of technologies in areas such as diagnostics, drug delivery, medical devices, and systems biology.

About SRI International: Innovations from SRI International have created new industries, billions of dollars of marketplace value, and lasting benefits to society—touching our lives every day. SRI, a nonprofit research and development institute based in Silicon Valley, brings its innovations to the marketplace through technology licensing, new products, and spin-off ventures. Government and business clients come to SRI for pioneering R&D and solutions in computing and communications, chemistry and materials, education, energy, health and pharmaceuticals, national defense, robotics, sensing, and more.

To apply:Apply via our web page www.sri.com/careers to job number 490BR.

SRI is an equal opportunity employer.

www.sri.com

Posted: October 2, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: University of Kentucky
Location: Lexington, KY
PI: Dr. Jian Fu

A visiting scientist position is available to study epigenetic mechanisms of vascular inflammation or carcinogenesis induced by environmental factors. Applicants should have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree with extensive experience in molecular biology, cell biology and biochemistry. Previous experience in epigenetics and animal models of vascular biology or carcinogenesis is required.

To apply: Submit curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, and a short statement of research goals to: Dr. Jian Fu, Associate Professor, Center for Research on Environmental Disease, College of Medicine, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky 40536 or e-mail to: jfu999@gmail.com.

Posted: September 30, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: Laboratory of Infectious Diseases, NIAID, NIH
Location: Bethesda, MD

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Medical Virology Section of the Laboratory of Infectious Diseases, NIAID, NIH, is recruiting a postdoctoral position to identity cellular genes important for control of human herpesvirus infections. The successful candidate will perform genetic testing to identify and characterize new cellular genes important for controlling virus infections.

Candidates must have an M.D. or Ph.D., less than 5 years of postdoctoral experience, and experience in immunology.

For further information, visit the Medical Virology Section's website.

To apply: Email a CV and cover letter with a brief description of research experience and interests to Jeffrey Cohen, M.D., jcohen@niaid.nih.gov.

Learn more about NIAID and how you can play a role in this exciting and dynamic research organization:

DHHS, NIH, and NIAID are proud to be equal opportunity employers.

Posted: September 26, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: The University of New Mexico Cancer Center
Location: Albuquerque, NM
PI: Sarah Adams, MD

Description of the position:  Our lab is focused on tumor immunology and the role of the peritoneal tumor environment in ovarian cancer development, progression, and recurrence.  Ovarian cancer is associated with a poor prognosis because it is rarely diagnosed before it has disseminated widely in the peritoneal cavity.  Results from our work have demonstrated that the peritoneal immune environment is distinct and that both tumor progression and response to therapy result in significant changes in intraperitoneal leukocyte number and functional status that are not reflected systemically. Recent data has demonstrated a significant survival advantage using targeted therapeutics together with immune checkpoint blockade, and these results are currently being used to develop a clinical trial for patients. The majority of our work uses preclinical murine tumor models, but we also have direct access to human tissue specimens.  We are currently in a position to expand and are seeking a post-doctoral fellow with experience in immunology, cell signaling pathways, microscopy and cell trafficking.  Specific skills required include:  experience with murine models including breeding, tumor challenge, drug delivery, surgery, and specimen retrieval; cell culture; in vitro maturation of leukocyte subsets; ELISA; Elispot; flow cytometry and FACS;  PCR; Western and Northern blots. 

To apply:Interested candidates are asked to email a CV and the names of two references to Sarah Adams at the address below.

Contact person:  Sarah Adams, MD, 1 University of New Mexico, MSC07-4025, 1201 Camino de Salud NE, Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001; Sarah.foster.adams@gmail.com; Assistant: Belinda Arrambide: Phone: 505-925-0461; Fax:  505-925-0454

Website:  http://cancer.unm.edu

Posted: September 26, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate Position
Institution: Chicago Medical School, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Location: North Chicago, IL
PI: Dr. Fabio Re

A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Fabio Re, at the Chicago Medical School, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (http://www.rosalindfranklin.edu/faculty/Re_Fabio.aspx). 

The focus of the lab is host-pathogen interaction with particular emphasis on mechanisms of activation of the inflammasome and TLR. Qualifications: The successful candidate is expected to be highly motivated and hard-working. Interested candidates must have a pending or recent Ph.D. degree with a strong background in immunology or microbiology. Prior experience with mouse models is desirable, though not required.  

To apply: To apply send a CV, research interest statement, and name, email and telephone number of three references to fabio.re@rosalindfranklin.edu.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability. All qualified applicants will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Posted: September 26, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Location: Nashville, TN
PI: Joyce Sebastian, Ph.D.

Division of Host Pathogen Interactions, Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

We seek an outstanding individual for a fully funded postdoctoral position in the Immunology Programme. Our research interests include the regulation of bacterial and viral protein antigen transport from the cytoplasm of infected cells into sites of MHC-restricted antigen presentation to T cells. Tacking this problem will involve a systematic, multi-disciplinary approach—which utilise immunologic, cell and molecular biologic, biochemical, proteomics and genomics technologies—to gain mechanistic insight into this process. Gaining this knowledge will have implications for understanding inflammatory diseases such as graft-versus-host disease and autoimmunity as well as in augmenting immunity through vaccine design to prevent or to treat infectious diseases and cancers.

In addition to learning multidisciplinary approaches to tackling current issues of immunologic import, the candidate will have opportunities for career development in the academe as well as in private and public sectors. For additional information, visit https://medschool.vanderbilt.edu/postdoc/.

Vanderbilt University prides itself in providing state-of-the-art Core Facilities for all its members http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/root/vumc.php?site=CFUIS&doc=5180. For the last several years in a row, annual survey by The Scientist has ranked Vanderbilt consistently as one of the best places for postdoctoral fellows to train and flourish within the United States. Hence, we offer an exciting and fulfilling postgraduate training experience here at Vanderbilt University.

Applicants should have a recent Ph.D., M.D./Ph.D., or an equivalent graduate degree (acquired within 2 years) and a first author publication in a peer-reviewed journal. Talented individuals with background and continued interest in mouse or human immunobiology and genetics are encouraged to apply. We seek an individual who is highly motivated, creative and independent quick learner with a strong work ethic, excellent organizational, writing and communication skills, and critical thinking abilities.

For additional information, visit https://medschool.vanderbilt.edu/joyce-lab/ and/or
https://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/root/vumc.php?site=vmcpathology&doc=35267&facultyid=912&mi=true

To apply: Qualified candidates should send their CV; a one-to-two-page statement of previous, current and future research interests and career goals; and names and contact information —email address and telephone number— of at least three references to Dr. Sebastian Joyce, by email to sebastian.joyce@vanderbilt.edu

For full consideration, apply by 15 October 2014.

Posted: September 26, 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 cells 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 absolutely.

To apply: Please send CV, including publications, and names of three references to:

Sheri Krams, Ph.D.: smkrams@stanford.edu

Posted: September 24, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate
Institution: Beirne B. Carter Immunology Center, The University of Virginia School of Medicine
Location: Charlottesville, VA
PI: Loren Erickson, Ph.D.

The Beirne B. Carter Immunology Center at the University of Virginia seeks a postdoctoral Research Associate to work in the laboratory of Dr. Loren Erickson. The incumbent joins an interactive group of motivated scientists to study the mechanisms that regulate T cell and B cell differentiation in autoimmunity. The research is NIH-sponsored and uses clinically relevant autoimmune models to elucidate cellular and molecular mechanisms of disease development and progression and define critical signaling pathways as potential therapeutic targets. Candidates must have an M.D. and/or a Ph.D. degree in hand by the start date and demonstrated expertise in molecular genetics, immunology, or autoimmunity. Candidates must have effective oral and written communication skills. Preference will be given to those with specific experience in transgene construction for gene silencing and expression and in vivo/intravital imaging.

To apply: Visit https://jobs.virginia.edu and search on Posting Number 0614967. Complete a Candidate Profile online, cover letter, attach a CV, brief statement of research accomplishments and career goals, and contact information for three references. Applicant review will begin September 15, 2014, and the position will remain open until filled. Any questions about this position may be sent directly to Loren Erickson, Ph.D., Beirne B. Carter Immunology Center, University of Virginia, P.O. Box 801386, Charlottesville, VA 22908; or via email to: lde9w@virginia.edu.

For further information about the application process, please contact Michelle Butler via phone (434) 924-1274, or via email: mbb8z@virginia.edu.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and person with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Posted: September 24, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution:Medical College of Wisconsin
Location:Milwaukee, WI
PI:Dr. Li Wang

A postdoctoral position is immediately available in Dr. Li Wang’s well-funded laboratory to study the immune-regulatory role of a novel checkpoint ligand VISTA, which stands for V domain Immunoglobulin Suppressor of Tcell Activation.

References:

  1. Wang. L., , Rubinstein R, Lines LJ, Wasiuk A, Ahonen C, Guo YX, Lu LF, Gondek D , Wang Y, Fava RA, Fiser A, Almo S and Randolph J. Noelle. (2011) VISTA, a novel Ig-superfamily ligand that negatively regulates T cell responses, J Exp Med. 208(3):577-92. PMC3058578
  2. Isabelle LeMercier, Wenna Chen, Janet L. Lines, Maria Day, Jiannan Li, Petra Sergent, Randolph J. Noelle, Li Wang *, (2014) VISTA regulates the development of protective anti-tumor immunity. Cancer Research , 74: 1933-1944. * Corresponding author.
  3. J. Louise Lines, Eirini Pantazi, Justin Mak, LorenzoF.Sempere, Li Wang, Samuel O’Connell, Sabrina Ceeraz, Arief A. Suriawinata, Shaofeng Yan, Marc S .Ernstoff, Randolph Noelle, (2014) VISTA is an immune checkpoint regulatory molecule for human T cells. Cancer Research , 74: 1924-1932.

Dr. Li Wang’s laboratory is associated with the department of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics and the Hematologic Malignancy and Transplantation (HMT) Program at the Medical College of Wisconsin (http://www.mcw.edu/microbiology/faculty.htm).

Candidate will work with mouse tumor models and other immune models that examine the critical functions of VISTA in regulating both innate and adaptive immune responses during cancer development, and to uncover the link between immune checkpoint regulators (i.e. VISTA and others), inflammation, and tumor immunity. A successful candidate will have recent Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Immunology or any relevant branch of biological sciences. Preference will be given to individuals with research interest and experience in immune regulations, particularly in T cell receptor signaling pathways, TLR/NLR signaling pathways, myelopoiesis and hematopoietic stem cell biology. Working with mouse models, flow cytometry and sorting, familiarity with assays of immune cell function is advantage. Good written and verbal communication skills are highly appreciated.

To apply: Please submit your CV, a brief statement of research interests, and three letters of recommendation via email to: Dr. Li Wang, Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 53226. WI. Phone: (414) 955-7489 Email: lilywang@mcw.edu.

Posted: September 22, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: University of Michigan Medical School
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
PI: Dr. Malini Raghavan

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral fellow position in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor. Highly motivated immunologists, virologists or biochemists with a recent PhD degree are encouraged to apply, particularly those with experience or interest in major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I assembly, polymorphisms, and CD8 T cell responses against HIV infections.

Please see http://www.med.umich.edu/microbio/bio/raghavan.htm for relevant research descriptions and a list of publications. The Raghavan laboratory, the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, the Medical School, and the University of Michigan combine to offer outstanding training opportunities for scientific development. Ann Arbor offers a vibrant intellectual community for academic and personal growth.

To apply: Please send a CV and cover letter to Dr. Malini Raghavan, malinir@umich.edu.

Contact: Malini Raghavan, Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, 6706A Medical Science Building II, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI 48109; Phone 734-647-7752; Email: malinir@umich.edu;
http://www.med.umich.edu/microbio/bio/raghavan.htm

Posted: September 22, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Fellowship Position
Institution: Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine
Location:West Lafayette, IN
PI: Dr. Keke Fairfax

Postdoctoral Fellowship Position Available, Investigating Tissue Specific B cell Trafficking during Schistosoma mansoni infection, Department of Comparative Pathobiology , Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine

A postdoctoral position will be available starting in October 1, 2014 with Dr. Keke Fairfax in the Department of Comparative Pathobiology at Purdue University. The project will focus on discovering the mechanisms of tissue specific B cell trafficking during chronic S. mansoni infection and applying that knowledge to S. mansoni vaccine development.

The successful candidate will be involved in the development of experimental design, data collection, and analysis for a project on understanding the cellular, chemokine, and cytokine factors involved in imprinting tissue specific trafficking on B cells during chronic S. mansoni infection. The successful candidate will also participate in studies to design a pathology reducing vaccine for S. mansoni. The project will involve collaboration with colleagues at Purdue University as well as those at other Universities. The postdoc will be expected to work with all collaborators and to supervise undergraduate students assisting with the research.

Qualifications: For postdoctoral candidates, applicants must have completed a PhD degree (or international equivalent) in parasitology, immunology, microbiology, or closely related field, and have an ability to supervise graduate and undergraduate students, to work well within an interdisciplinary team and those with diverse backgrounds. Preferred qualifications include experience working with animals and pathogens. Experience with mice is not required, but will be considered an asset. The candidate should have strong written and oral communication skills in addition to experience with scientific research techniques in applied ethology. A thorough understanding of scientific methodology and experience with data processing software and statistical analysis is also desirable.

The postdoctoral fellow position includes salary and benefits for 2 years with the potential for 2 additional years of funding.

To apply: Interested candidates should send an inquiry containing a cover letter, CV, and contact information for 3 references to Barbara White at whiteb@purdue.edu. Following receipt of these materials, select candidates will be interviewed by phone. Applications will be considered until January 1 or until a suitable candidate is found. If you have any questions about the application process, you may email whiteb@purdue.edu. Questions regarding the position can be directed to Dr. Fairfax (kfairfax@purdue.edu). More information on our department can be found at: http://www.vet.purdue.edu/cpb/index.php.

Purdue University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Posted: September 22, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Intramural Research Fellowship Position
Institution: NIAID, NIH (Rocky Mountain Laboratories (RML))
Location: Hamilton, MT
PI: Karin E. Peterson, Ph.D

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

A postdoctoral fellowship position is available in the Neuroimmunology Unit of the Laboratory of Persistent Viral Diseases in the Division of Intramural Research, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), located at Rocky Mountain Laboratories (RML) in Hamilton, MT. This section uses in vivo and in vitro models to study mechanisms of viral pathogenesis in the central nervous system (CNS), with a focus on the interactions between the immune and nervous systems that regulate neuronal damage. We primarily use two different models of viral infections that mediate neuronal damage via either direct or indirect mechanisms. One model uses La Crosse virus (LACV), a bunyavirus that is one of the leading causes of pediatric viral encephalitis in the United States. LACV induces neuronal apoptosis by directly infecting neurons. The other model of viral neuropathogenesis is a retrovirus model, where microglia and macrophages are the primary cell type infected in the CNS. We are currently examining the pathways by which the immune response regulates neuronal damage in each of these models.

RML offers state-of-the-art facilities for genomics, proteomics, DNA microarray, and biological imaging in a recently renovated laboratory. The laboratory is located in the scenic Bitterroot Valley of western Montana, with easy access to some of the finest outdoor recreational opportunities in North America. In 2010, RML was ranked 6th in The Scientist magazine’s survey of the Best Places To Work for postdoctoral research fellows.

Starting stipends range from $44,000 to $50,400 per year, depending on experience, and health benefits are provided. Preference will be given to those candidates with experience and a background in molecular pathogenesis and animal models of infection.

To apply: Applicants must hold a Ph.D., D.V.M., or M.D. Please send curriculum vitae and three letters of reference to the following contact:

Karin E. Peterson, Ph.D., Investigator and Chief, Neuroimmunology Unit, National Institutes of Health, NIAID,
Laboratory of Persistent Viral Diseases, Phone: 406-375-9630, Fax: 406-363-9286, Email: petersonka@niaid.nih.gov

Visit Careers at NIAID to learn more about NIAID and additional career and training opportunities.

HHS, NIH, and NIAID are equal opportunity employers.

Posted: September 22, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: University of Southern California
Location: Los Angeles, CA
PI: Weiming Yuan, Ph.D

A NIH grant-supported postdoctoral position will be available in my lab at the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California. The major focus of the lab is the molecular mechanism and viral modulation of innate CD1d/NKT antigen presentation pathway. Currently two research areas are being pursued. The first is to study human-specific CD1d antigen presentation and NKT cell function in a novel humanized mouse model recently generated in our lab (Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 110: 2963-2968, 2013). The second is to study the molecular mechanism in viral immune evasion of CD1d antigen presentation (J. Virol. 85: 8093-8104, 2011; Nature Immunol. 7: 835-842, 2006). We are interested in the NKT cell development, lipid ligand presentation and the role of different subsets of human CD1d-restricted NKT cells in anti-tumor and anti-viral immunity. We look for recent Ph.D. graduates with good research background in immunology and/or biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology field. The lab is located in the USC/Keck Comprehensive Cancer Center at Keck School of Medicine with access to excellent core facilities and the department is equipped with state-of-the-art research facilities including latest flow cytometers, FACS sorters and confocal microscopes.

To apply: Please send your CV and a cover letter to:

Weiming Yuan, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, NRT 5504, 1450 Biggy Street, Los Angeles, CA90033; Email: weiming.yuan@usc.edu; Phone: 323-442-7938

Web: http://www.uscmmi.com/weimingyuanlab and http://pibbs.usc.edu/faculty/profile/?fid=326

Posted: September 22, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution:Harvard Medical School/ Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Location: Boston, MA
PI: Dr. Vicki Rubin Kelley

A post-doctoral position is available at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. The projects focus on pathways triggering innate immune mechanisms in mice and humans. Our focus is on molecules that regulate macrophages in acute renal injury transitioning to chronic kidney disease, and autoimmune diseases including lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. We have unique mutant mice (reporter genes, transgenics, knockouts) for these projects. Human projects include predictive biomarkers for lupus nephritis, lupus arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Required:

Experience in:

  • Immunology and Molecular/Cell Biology
  • Mouse systems
  • Multicolor flow cytometry
  • Immunostaining
  • Fluent in English
  • Critical thinking
  • Responsible, hard-working individual who is able to multi-task and to work independently
  • MD, or PhD

Desired:

Experience with:

  • Macrophages/myeloid cells
  • Histopathology

To apply: Please send CV and three references to:

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

Posted: September 22, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Location: Baltimore, MD
PI: Dr. Nicola M. Heller

An exciting post-doctoral research fellowship opportunity to work and train in a basic science immunology laboratory focused on the role of IL-4/IL-13 signaling in asthma and allergic inflammation with Dr. Nicola M. Heller in Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine/Allergy & Clinical Immunology. We are looking to understand the molecular mechanisms of macrophage responses in the allergic lung (new, funded R01). A molecular and cellular biology/biochemistry approach in cultured cell lines and primary human (patient) samples will be used for studies of signal transduction, immunology, inflammation in asthma and allergies.

The candidate must be a recent (within the last 2 years) Ph.D. in Basic Science/Immunology.

Previous bench laboratory experience in immunology with strong in vitro skills (si/shRNA, ChIP, mutagenesis, etc.); at least one peer-reviewed publication, highly motivated, productive and energetic.

Two or three years fellowship offered (salary: NIH stipend); renewal dependent on annual success.

U.S. citizens or green card holders preferred.

To begin as soon as possible.

To apply: please send an introductory letter including research interests, curriculum vitae and 3 letters of reference via email to: nheller@jhmi.edu.

Posted: September 12, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position in Immunology
Institution: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Location: New York, NY
PI: Grégoire Lauvau, Ph. D.

An opportunity exists for a highly motivated fellow in the laboratory of Grégoire Lauvau. The main focus of the lab is to understand basic mechanisms of immunity against microbial pathogens. We are focusing on the molecular and the cellular signals involved in inducing, maintaining and mediating protective innate and adaptive effector and memory response against intracellular pathogens in vivo. We use distinct surrogate mice models of infection and vaccination, in particular the intracellular bacterium Listeria monocytogenes (Lm) and blood stage malaria with the parasites Plasmodium yoelii and chabaudi.

The current postdoctoral research project is building on findings and reagents of the laboratory using in vivo immunology approaches and will focus on the functions of memory T cells and their interactions with innate immune effector cells (Soudja et al., Immunity 2014 and 2012, Narni-Mancinelli et al., PLoS Pathogens 2011). The project will involve all usual techniques of Immunology and a combination of molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry and microbiology. We have also developed novel fluorescent tracer-expressing mice and Cre/Lox systems to investigate specific questions related to our previous findings.

The successful candidate should have a strong theoretical background and experience in molecular and cellular Immunology (FACS, Immune functional assays, Mouse work), and excellent skills in tissue imaging (confocal and/or intravital microscopy). Presentation at meetings will be encouraged.

To apply: Individuals who are interested should hold a PhD and/or an MD degree and send a CV with a brief statement of research interests and the name and email of two references to:

Grégoire Lauvau, Ph. D., Biology of Antimicrobial Immune Effector Cell Differentiation, Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus, Price building, Bronx, NY 10461; Email: gregoire.lauvau@einstein.yu.edu; http://www.einstein.yu.edu/faculty/11605/gregoire-lauvau/.

The Albert Einstein College of Medicine is one of the USA premier institutions for medical education, basic research and clinical investigation. While education is at the heart of the College’s mission, it is biomedical research that drives the College’s growth. Einstein’s 300 research laboratories are its crucibles of creativity. Long a national leader in biomedical research support from the Federal government, in 2013, Einstein faculty received more than $150 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health. Visit https://www.einstein.yu.edu/about/

The Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine is a big tent dedicated to excellence in research with the ultimate goals of improving human health and training the next generation of biomedical research scientists. The faculty comprises a unique combination of basic researchers, and physician-scientists who have additional appointments in clinical divisions such as Infectious Diseases, Rheumatology, and Allergy and Immunology. Faculty interests include the genetics and molecular biology of prokaryotic and eukaryotic microorganisms, the cellular and immunological mechanisms involved in pathogenesis and host defense, and the interactions of a wide variety of microbes with their hosts. Department laboratories are located in the Forchheimer, Chanin, Golding, and Ullmann Buildings, and in the new Michael F. Price Center for Genetic and Translational Medicine. Visit http://www.einstein.yu.edu/departments/microbiology-immunology/.

Posted: September 12, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Positions, Innate Immune Responses and Intestinal Inflammation
Institution: Yale University
Location: New Haven, CT
PI: Clara Abraham, MD

Postdoctoral positions are available for research on innate immune responses and intestinal immune homeostasis.

The laboratory focuses on understanding mechanisms regulating innate immune responses and immunological pathways in inflammatory bowel disease, with a particular focus on those pathways that have been implicated through genetic studies in human inflammatory bowel disease. The current position will investigate Innate Immunity and Host Pathogen interactions, and mucosal immunity, including the regulation of innate cells and pattern recognition pathways. These involve combined studies in both primary human immune cells and mouse model systems.

Education and experience: Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree with a strong background in immunology and/or molecular biology and biochemistry. Experience in cellular and molecular immunology, biochemistry, molecular biology, multiparameter flow cytometry, gene expression analysis, and human peripheral and intestinal cell isolation is desired.

To apply: Please send curriculum vitae, three names of reference and a one page summary of research background and interests to Clara Abraham, M.D.

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted: September 12, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral fellow in Immunology wantedn
Institution: Johns Hopkins University
Location: Baltimore, MD
PI: Dr. Rose - Dr. Cihakova

The Cihakova-Rose lab at the Division of Immunology, Department of Pathology, Johns Hopkins UniversityiIs seeking a postdoctoral fellow in the field of immunology to research inflammatory heart disease. The research is supported by newly funded NIH RO1. We employ murine models of inflammatory heart disease, experimental autoimmune myocarditis (EAM) to investigate factors that modulate development of myocarditis and its sequel, dilated cardiomyopathy. Our current emphasis is to investigate role of monocytes and Th cells and their interaction with cardiac resident cells in driving the cardiac inflammation. For more information see Wu L et al, JEM 2014 http://jem.rupress.org/content/early/2014/06/11/jem.20132126.long and Baldeviano et al, Circ Research 2011 http://jem.rupress.org/content/early/2014/06/11/jem.20132126.full.pdf+html.

A successful candidate will perform in vivo and ex vivo mouse experiments and a variety of other general laboratory experiments including oversight of the animal colony for the project with help of a laboratory technician. The desired candidate will have very good knowledge of immunology, research experience in mouse models, strong multicolor flow cytometry skills, RT-PCR, PCR, ELISA, in vitro cultures. Candidate should possess a Ph.D. in Immunology or a related field and successful track record of first author publications and good references.

The Rose-Cihakova laboratory is located in the hospital campus of Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland. The Johns Hopkins University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to excellence through diversity, and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women and minorities.

Contact: Daniela Cihakova, MD, PhD; Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University: dcihako1@jhmi.edu.

Laboratory website: http://pathology.jhu.edu/department/RCCLab/research_lab.cfm

To apply: Interested applicants should submit curriculum vitae, a brief description of research accomplishments and contact information (email address and phone number) of three references preferably by email to dcihako1@jhmi.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Posted: September 12, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral position in human mucosal immunology
Institution: University of Utah School of Medicine
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
PI: Daniel T. Leung, M.D.

The Leung lab (www.globalguthealth.org) in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Utah is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to work on translational immunology projects relating to gastrointestinal infections. Our current research focuses on: 1) mucosal immune responses to human enteric infection and vaccination, including that of MAIT cells and other innate lymphocytes, and 2) longterm effects of enteric infections in travelers and residents of low-income countries, with a particular emphasis on chronic enteropathy.

The successful candidate will use immunologic and genomic approaches to evaluate immune responses in human tissue samples. Techniques used in our lab include flow cytometry, primary cell culture, intracellular cytokine staining, immunohistochemistry, ELISPOT, and RNA-seq.

Candidates must have a PhD, MD, or MD/PhD, possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, and be familiar with immunology, microbiology, and molecular biology techniques.

To apply: Interested applicants should send a personal statement, CV, and names/e-mails of three references to: Daniel.Leung@utah.edu.

Posted: September 12, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
Location: Manhasset, NY
PI: Sun Jung Kim

A postdoctoral position is available starting around October in the laboratory of Sun Jung Kim in the Center of Autoimmune and musculoskeletal disease at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. The laboratory studies the cellular and molecular mechanisms regulating dendritic cells and education of CD4+ helper T cell differentiation (specially focused on follicular helper T cells). The goal of laboratory is to elucidate the immunobiology of transcription factor and non-coding RNAs for the homeostasis of dendritic cell activation and antigen presentation. The laboratory also has interest in the regulation of human blood dendritic cell activation regulated by non-coding RNAs.

The Ideal candidate will possess a Ph.D. or M.D.-Ph.D. in immunology or relevant field with emphasis on cellular and molecular immunology, and expertise in non-coding RNA and epigenetic research will also be valuable.

To apply: Interested individuals should send a cover letters stating research interests and future plans, Curriculum Vitae and three references to sjkim@nshs.edu.

Posted: September 12, 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, metabolic, 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: lacey.banko@stjude.org.

Posted: September 12, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: Moffitt Cancer Center
Location: Tampa, FL
PI: Dr. Claudio Anasetti

The Moffitt Cancer Center is a modern facility on the University of South Florida Campus that conducts research on various aspects of Cancer Biology with emphasis on translational research. It is the third largest Cancer Center in the US based on patient volume. Research environment includes state of the art modern core facilities to support basic research.

A Postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Claudio Anasetti at the Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, Florida, to identify immune targets for the prevention of graft-versus-host disease after allogeneic bone marrow transplantation and select novel inhibitors with therapeutic potential.

Candidates who have recently graduated with a Ph.D. degree in Biology or related field with demonstrated expertise in cellular and molecular immunology for the characterization of key signaling proteins. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.

This position is supported by a federal NIH T32 grant that requires the successful candidate to be a US citizen or a green card holder.

To apply:Interested applicants should apply online and submit cover letter, career goals, CV and contact information for 3 academic references: www.moffitt.org/careers and should reference requisition # 13630.

Please also forward to Dr. Claudio Anasetti at Claudio.Anasetti@moffitt.org.

Posted: September 12, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Fellowship in T Cell Gene Therapy for HIV
Institution: Tufts University School of Medicine/Tufts Medical Center
Location: Boston, MA
PIs: Richard P. Junghans, PhD, MD and Gautam Sahu, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellowship Position in Molecular Immunology and T Cell Gene Therapy for HIV

Are you wondering when your work will ever be used to help people? Apply for this opportunity to participate in translational research with a fast-track to human clinical applications.

With major funding to bring advanced concepts to designer (CAR) T cell therapies in HIV and cancer, the Biotherapeutics Development Lab is seeking strong candidates. This will be an opportunity to join one of the few programs anywhere with direct clinical translation from the bench to the bedside in gene therapies, including our own GMP cell manufacturing facility.

The lab is investigating means to improve T cell function, to generate resistance to immune suppressive mechanisms, and to maintain immune surveillance against reactivating latent HIV-infected cells as needed for a “functional cure.” We are presently with NIH funding to transition a new generation of anti-HIV immune therapy from the lab into the clinic, with Phase I/II human clinical trials planned in two years.

We are seeking highly motivated, results-oriented individuals with experience in HIV research and molecular biology to join this fast-moving project. The successful candidate will have opportunities to participate in both basic and clinical translational research, seeing the results of his/her efforts applied to help HIV patients to overcome their disease.

Subjects of research in the lab:

  • T cell receptor engineering
  • Co-stimulation engineering
  • Signal transduction and transcriptional regulation
  • T cell activation and anti-suppression strategies
  • Directed T cell trafficking
  • Retroviral vectorology
  • Murine and primate HIV animal models
  • Human Phase I/II clinical trials

Of particular interest are candidates with experience in:

  • HIV biology
  • T cell signaling pathways
  • Transcriptional regulation
  • Treg and T cell suppressive mechanisms
  • T cell trafficking
  • Cytokine and chemokine biology
  • Real-time PCR

But candidates will be considered from a broad range of backgrounds.

To apply: Provide resume, summary of research interests and names of 3 references to:
Dr Richard P Junghans at rjunghans@tuftsmedicalcenter.org; http://medicine.tufts.edu/Faculty-and-Research.aspx

Position available immediately.

Posted: September 11, 2014
Title: Research Fellowships in HSC Biology and T cell development/maturation
Institution: Mayo Clinic
Location: Rochester, MN
PI: Dr. Virginia Smith Shapiro

Two NIH-funded postdoctoral positions in the lab of Dr. Virginia Smith Shapiro in the Department of Immunology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota are available to study the function of the transcriptional repressor NKAP in hematopoietic stem cell maintenance and survival, and in T cell development and maturation. Postdoctoral fellows will be expected to work independently, as well as collaboratively, with other members of the laboratory.

A Research Fellow at Mayo Clinic is a temporary position intended to provide training and education in research. Qualified individuals will demonstrate the potential for an independent research career as evidenced by their training and first author peer-reviewed publications. Qualified applicants must have a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent doctoral degree in Immunology, Biochemistry or a similar field. Prior experience in multiparameter flow cytometry as well as in generating and characterizing genetically altered mice is an advantage. The Research Fellow position is appropriate for individuals who have completed no more than one prior postdoctoral fellowship, at Mayo Clinic or elsewhere.

To apply: Those interested in the position should send their CV and three letters of reference to Shapiro.virginia1@mayo.edu.

Post offer/pre-employment drug screening is required. Mayo Clinic is an equal opportunity educator and employer (including veterans and persons with disabilities).

Posted: September 11, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: Moffitt Cancer Center
Location: Tampa, FL
PI: Dr. Julie Djeu

NIH T32 POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS, MOLECULAR AND TUMOR IMMUNOLOGY
NCI-Designated COMPREHENSIVE MOFFITT CANCER CENTER, TAMPA, FLORIDA
2014-2018

The Immunology Program at the NCI-designated Comprehensive Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL, welcomes applications for the T32 NIH-funded Postdoctoral Fellowships in Tumor Immunology. Trainees will be mentored by funded investigators working on molecular and cellular immune mechanisms related to tolerance or activation against tumor cells, covering both innate and adaptive immunity. Besides cellular and biological immune functions, trainees will learn methods in molecular biology, cloning, gene regulation and signal transduction. Moffitt Cancer Center has a 211 bed cancer hospital dedicated to clinical research, including vaccine and immunotherapy of cancer, and has state-of-the-art core facilities for cell therapy and immunotherapeutics, flow cytometry, proteomics, molecular genomics, in vivo animal imaging. Only US citizens or Permanent Residents, who have recently graduated with a Ph.D. degree in Immunology or related fields are eligible.

Candidates must demonstrate a genuine interest in molecular mechanisms regulating immunity against cancer and applications towards cancer treatment. Experience in immune assays, western blotting, gene cloning and molecular techniques is preferred. Applicants who are not US citizens or permanent residents cannot be considered for these positions.

To apply: Please email CV, cover letter and three references to Dr. Julie Djeu, Dept. of Immunology. Reference requisition #13635. Email: Julie.Djeu@moffitt.org.

Posted: September11, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: Moffitt Cancer Center
Location: Tampa, FL
PI: Dr. Pilon-Thomas

The Immunology Program at the NCI-designated H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida (USA) welcomes applications for NIH-funded Postdoctoral Fellowships to investigate fundamental mechanisms involved in anti-tumor immunity. Key areas of emphasis are (1) immune suppression in tumor microenvironment and anti-tumor T cell responses and (2) development of novel vaccine and T cell based-immunotherapies. Moffitt Cancer Center has state-of the-art core facilities for cell therapies, flow cytometry, gene profiling, and transgenic mouse models.

Training/Experience: Candidates must demonstrate a genuine interest in immunotherapy against cancer. Individuals with experience in immune assays, flow cytometry, and mouse models will be preferred. Ability in initiating, conducting, evaluating and reporting of research studies is essential. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.

Education: Preference will be given to those who have recently graduated with a Ph.D. degree in Immunology or related field.

To apply: Candidates should apply online to requisition #13048 at www.moffitt.org/careers and include a cover letter briefly summarizing research interests and career goals, CV, and three (3) academic letters of reference.

Posted: September 2, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: National Institutes of Health
Location: Bethesda, MD
PI: Vanja Lazarevic

A postdoctoral research position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Vanja Lazarevic at the Experimental Immunology Branch, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD. Our lab is interested in transcriptional and functional analysis of CD4+ T helper responses in autoimmunity with special emphasis on multiple sclerosis. We are actively pursuing the following two major areas of research:

  1. the contribution of T cells and innate immune cells in inducing and propagating neuroinflammation
  2. the function of transcription factors and microRNAs in shaping the magnitude and quality of T cell responses during antigenic challenge

Please see the laboratory publications for additional information: http://ccr.cancer.gov/staff/publications.asp?profileid=18873

Required Experience:
We are seeking self-motivated and enthusiastic candidates with a Ph.D or M.D./Ph.D. with demonstrated expertise in immunology, molecular biology and biochemistry. Experience of animal models of autoimmunity, inflammation or infection is essential. The candidate must have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Please note we can only accept applicants with less than 4 years of post-doctoral experience.

To apply: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, and three references to: Vanja Lazarevic, lazarevicv@mail.nih.gov.

Posted: September 2, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Location: Urbana-Champaign, IL
PI: Dr. Erik R. Nelson

Postdoctoral position available for highly motivated individuals to join the laboratory of Dr. Erik R. Nelson, within the Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (http://mcb.illinois.edu/faculty/profile/enels/). We have an NCI-NIH funded program investigating the influence of metabolism, the endocrine system and the immune system on breast cancer pathophysiology. Current projects utilize molecular biology, pharmacology, immunology and animal models. Applicants should hold a PhD or MD/PhD in a relevant field and have strong analytical and communication skills. Persons experienced with flow cytometry and the immune system are highly encouraged to apply. Experience with either animal work, cell culture or molecular biology are considered assets.

To apply: Applications should email their cover letter, curriculum vitae and the contact information for three references to: enels@illinois.edu.

Posted: September 2, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Fellow
Institution: Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF)
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
PI: Susan Kovats, Ph.D.

Title: Post-doctoral Fellow - Development and function of dendritic cells during influenza virus infection- Arthritis and Clinical Immunology

Discover the Difference.

Seeking Post-doctoral Fellow to study the role of transcription factors in the development and function of dendritic cells during influenza virus infection using immunology and molecular biology approaches.

Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF) ranked 3rd in nation in The Scientist magazine's 2013 listing of Best Places to Work for post-docs. Post-doctoral Fellows receive high quality mentoring in a uniquely collaborative team environment in addition to enrichment programs specifically designed to assist post-docs in achieving their career goals. Post-doctoral Fellows work in state-of-the-art laboratories, and receive comprehensive employee benefits. Oklahoma City is one of the most affordable cities in the US based on its economic prosperity, solid job market, and housing cost. Additional information about OMRF can be found at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation web site: www.omrf.org.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in one of the biological sciences. Excellent oral and written communication skills, organizational skills, and ability to work both independently and within a team are required. Must be professional, personable and able to deal with diverse personalities and cultures.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in immunology and/or molecular biology techniques, and experience with mice and/or viruses is highly preferred.

To apply: Interested applicants: Please visit http://jobs.omrf.org/applicants/Central?quickFind=51348 to apply. We offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits. (EOE/AA)

Posted: September2, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position: T cell-based immunotherapy of prostate cancer
Institution: Western University
Location: London, Ontario, Canada
PI: Dr. S.M. Mansour Haeryfar

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Mansour Haeryfar at Western University in London, Ontario, Canada. The research to be conducted is funded by Prostate Cancer Canada (PCC) and will explore novel T cell-based strategies for immunotherapy of prostate cancer in the TRAMP mouse model of the disease. For a general description of our main research areas, please visit the following website: http://publish.uwo.ca/~mhaeryfa/.

The ideal candidate has a PhD, MD (or equivalent), and is well-versed in immunological techniques, including but not limited to multi-color flow cytometry. Additional background in molecular biology and experience in mouse models of cancer are preferred. The candidate should have strong interpersonal skills and be able to work both independently and as an effective member of a dynamic team.

Western University is one of Canada’s top research-intensive universities. London is located midway between Toronto and Detroit and is known as the "Forest City" (see www.goodmovelondon.com). Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience and sought expertise.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

To apply: Applicants should submit (preferably by e-mail) their curriculum vitae, a brief statement of research interests, and names and contact information of three references to:

Dr. S.M. Mansour Haeryfar, Canada Research Chair in Viral Immunity & Pathogenesis, Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Western University, 1151 Richmond Street, London, ON, N6A 5C1 CANADA; Phone : (519) 850-2488; Fax : (519) 661-3499; E-mail: mansour.haeryfar@schulich.uwo.ca; Web : http://publish.uwo.ca/~mhaeryfa/

Posted: September 2, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Fellow
Institution: Wayne State University School of Medicine
Location: Detroit, MI
PI: Dr. Nardhy Gomez-Lopez

A post-doctoral position in the field of Perinatal Immunology is currently open in the laboratory of Dr. Nardhy Gomez-Lopez, with the Departments of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Microbiology & Immunology at the Wayne State University School of Medicine, Perinatology Research Branch, NICHD/NIH/DHHS, located in Detroit, Michigan.

The research in the lab focuses on the study of immunological pathways in pregnancy and related pathologies, including preterm birth. To study these immunological processes, we employ animal and human models, classic molecular laboratory techniques, and contemporary analytical techniques, such as flow cytometry, confocal microscopy and protein arrays. The combination of these powerful approaches will allow the elucidation of the pathways that result in pregnancy and birth in mice and establish a link to preterm birth in humans. This important research will provide insights that will be helpful in developing new strategies to prevent preterm birth in humans.

Highly motivated candidates who hold a Ph.D., or M.D./Ph.D. and have achieved a solid background in the field of Immunology are encouraged to apply. Experiences/skills in cellular and molecular immunology, molecular biology (e.g., flow cytometry, in vitro cell culture, microarray, or RNA Sequencing, and confocal microscopy), and in vivo animal studies are strongly preferred. Excellent communication and writing skills are also required.

To apply: Please send the following documents in a single pdf file to Dr. Gomez-Lopez at nardhy.gomez-lopez@wayne.edu: 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, and 3) contact information for three professional references.

Posted: September 2, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Fellow
Institution: University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Location: Memphis, TN
PI: Ae-Kyung Yi, Ph.D.

Two postdoctoral trainee positions are available immediately in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. We are looking for a highly motivated, recently graduated Ph.D. and/or M.D. with expertise in cellular and molecular immunology or related area to study the relationship(s) between host innate immunity and the pathogenesis of acute and chronic inflammatory diseases. Currently, the focus of the lab is to investigate the molecular mechanisms of a pattern recognition receptor signaling pathway and the role of a signaling modulator in a pattern recognition receptor in the pathogenesis of chronic autoimmune diseases, such as arthritis and SLE, and in acute inflammatory disorder, including sepsis.

Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. and/or M.D. with a strong background in biological sciences (biochemistry, microbiology, immunology, cell biology, molecular biology, pathology, and physiology).
  • Research experience in areas useful to studies of cell signal transduction, innate immune response, inflammation, bacterial pathogenesis, and autoimmune disease.
  • Basic understanding of and experience with ELISA assays, Western blot analysis, protein-protein interactions, in vitro kinase assays, cell proliferation assays, cytotoxicity assays, PCR, gene cloning, site-directed mutagenesis, gel electrophoresis, Southern blots, Northern blots and RNA isolation, siRNA, CRISPR, in-situ hybridization, gene chip analysis, CHIP assays, cellular transfection, tissue culture, FACS, confocal microscopy, viral gene delivery system, and database searches
  • Ability to work with rodents.
  • Ability to learn and develop new techniques, whenever necessary.
  • Good communication and writing skills.

To apply: Send curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of three references to Dr. Ae-Kyung Yi, Department of Pediatrics, UTHSC. E-mail: ayi@uthsc.edu.

Posted: August 28, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position in T regulatory cells and Autoimmunity
Institution: University of Missouri
Location: Columbia, MO
PI: Susan C. McKarns

An NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available immediately to study the cellular and molecular mechanisms governing the differentiation and function of regulatory T cells in autoimmunity and chronic inflammation. This research aims to elucidate the role of aryl hydrocarbon receptor and the environment in sex-biased autoimmunity.

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 signaling, epigenetic, and microbial mechanisms of immune modulation.

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; mckarnss@health.missouri.edu

Posted: August 28, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Fellowship in T cell Immunology
Institution: University of Pennsylvania
Location: Philadelphia, PA
PI: Laura Su, M.D. Ph.D.

The Su lab focuses on the human immune response in autoimmunity, vaccination, and infection. We have one postdoctoral fellowship position to study how cross-reactivity with microbial antigens alters the TCR repertoire and drives autoimmunity. We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to develop intravital imaging to examine how autoimmune T cell response is modulated by cross-reactive commensal microbes. The ideal candidate should have a background in intravital imaging and/or expertise in other imaging techniques.

Qualified candidate must have a recent Ph.D. High level of independence and the ability to think critically are 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: August 28, 2014
Title: Predoctoral Training Opportunity
Institution: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Location: Bethesda, MD

If you want to help improve global health in the 21st century, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) wants to train you.

NIAID, one of the largest institutes of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), offers the Intramural NIAID Research Opportunities (INRO) program for students from populations underrepresented in biomedical sciences. This four-day exploratory program takes place on the NIH campus in Bethesda, MD, on February 2 to 5, 2015.

Become part of a diverse community of aspiring NIAID researchers and join other dedicated science students like yourself for a visit to our research facility. Expenses for travel, lodging, and meals will be reimbursed.

Selected applicants will

  • Learn about global health research from NIAID’s premier scientists
  • Interview with scientists for potential research training positions
  • Meet trainees currently doing research in NIAID laboratories

Candidates with strong academic standing who are college-level seniors, medical school students, or doctoral candidates nearing their dissertation defense are eligible. Check your eligibility at http://go.usa.gov/EspV.

To apply: If INRO sounds like your next step toward a research career in allergy, immunology, or infectious diseases, apply now at http://go.usa.gov/N59H!

Applications are accepted between September 1 and October 15, 2014.

Read success stories from previous INRO participants: http://go.usa.gov/E6NA.Visit the NIAID website for the latest news and research: http://go.usa.gov/EsyA.

HHS, NIH, and NIAID are equal opportunity employers.

Posted: August 28 2014
Title: Research positions at Northwestern University
Institution: Northwestern University
Location: Chicago, IL
PI: Deyu Fang, Ph.D.

NIH funded postdoctoral research positions are available immediately. Requirements include a Ph.D and/or M.D. in immunology with an outstanding publication record. We are particularly looking for candidates with strong research background in cellular immunology and autoimmune diseases, such as, multiple sclerosis, type 1 diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis, using mice as animal models. Ph.D students graduated within two years are particularly encouraged to apply.

The focuses of our research are the molecular mechanisms of the development, activation, differentiation and tolerance of both T- and B-lymphocytes, as well as the development of autoimmune diseases. Current ongoing research projects are 1) epigenetics in immune regulations and 2) ubiquitination and autoimmunity.

To apply: Please send your resume and names of three references of your current and previous mentors to:

Deyu Fang, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, 303 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-3008, E-mail: fangd@northwestern.edu.

Northwestern University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Posted: August 28, 2014
Title: UC San Diego IRACDA Postdoc Fellowship
Institution: UC San Diego
Location: San Diego, CA
PI: Desirée L. Salazar, Ph.D.

San Diego IRACDA (Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Award) is an NIH/NIGMS-sponsored program designed to provide three years of mentored, postdoctoral research in biomedical sciences and teaching training at UC San Diego. The IRACDA program aims to develop a diverse group of highly trained biomedical and behavioral academic scientists. The majority of our graduates have obtained faculty positions. Applicants can be near graduation, new PhDs or recent PhDs with up to ~2 years post-graduate experience and must be U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents. Candidates from groups underrepresented in biomedical sciences or with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply: Application materials include: cover letter, personal statement, CV and 2 letters of recommendation.
Deadline: November 1, 2014

For general questions, email ofc-IRACDA-sd@ucsd.edu. For more information, visit http://iracda.ucsd.edu/iracda.ucsd.edu/SD_IRACDA.html.

Posted: August 28, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Associate Position in Host Responses to Influenza Viruses
Institution: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Location: Baltimore, MD
PI: Sabra Klein, Ph.D.

A position is available to participate in studies funded by the Johns Hopkins Center of Excellence in Influenza Research and Surveillance. This position will involve investigating host cellular and immune responses to influenza A viruses in samples collected from surveillance studies and clinical vaccine trials. This position will also involve the use of human cell culture systems to study virus-host interactions. These studies will require basic knowledge of virological and immunological techniques. Areas of focus will include: 1) effects of age and sex on immune responses to influenza viruses and vaccines; 2) relationship between sex hormones and cellular responses to influenza viruses; and 3) pathway analyses of host cellular and immune responses to influenza viruses and vaccines.

Start date: October 1, 2014 - Salary: NIH Postdoctoral Stipend

To apply: Candidates with a strong background in virology, immunology, and/or cell biology should email a cover letter, Curriculm Vitae, and the names and email addresses of three references to:

Sabra Klein, Ph.D., Associate Professor, W. Harry Feinstone Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N. Wolfe Street, Rm. W2118, Baltimore, Maryland 21205; Email: sklein2@jhu.edu; Phone: (410) 955-8898; http://www.jhsph.edu/faculty/directory/profile/3943/Klein/Sabra%20L.

Posted: August 19, 2014
Title: Post-doctoral Fellow
Institution: Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF)
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
PI: Robert Axtell, PhD

Post-doctoral Fellow - Pathogenesis of neuro-autoimmune and neuro-degenerative diseases - Arthritis and Clinical Immunology - (B Axtell)

Discover the Difference.

A Post-doctoral Fellow position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Robert Axtell, at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation. The research program focuses on cellular and molecular pathways that contribute to the pathogenesis of neuro-autoimmune and neuro-degenerative diseases. Dr. Axtell will provide a rich environment for scientific discovery and the professional growth of postdoctoral fellows in his laboratory. A highly motivated individual is wanted to investigate the biological pathways that influence neuro-inflammatory and neuro-degenerative diseases that include multiple sclerosis, neuromyelitis optica and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. This postdoc will perform experiments using state of the art technologies with both animal models and human disease samples. This position involves basic cellular biology and immunology techniques, mRNA analysis, flow cytometry, cell culture, animal work and an expertise in either human or primate immunology. The data generated from these studies will ultimately provide insights into the diversity and heterogeneity of complex neuro-inflammatory diseases.

Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF) ranked 3rd in nation in The Scientist magazine's 2013 listing of Best Places to Work for post-docs. Post-doctoral Fellows receive high quality mentoring in a uniquely collaborative team environment in addition to enrichment programs specifically designed to assist post-docs in achieving their career goals. Post-doctoral Fellows work in state-of-the-art laboratories, and receive comprehensive employee benefits. Oklahoma City is one of the most affordable cities in the US based on its economic prosperity, solid job market, and housing cost. Additional information about OMRF can be found at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation web site: www.omrf.org.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in a biological science, chemistry, physics or other relevant area, M.D., or equivalent. Candidates must have expertise in molecular biology, cell cuturing, animal experimentation and flow cytometry. The applicant must possess outstanding organizational skills as well as oral and written communication skills. This individual should possess strong laboratory skills, be able to perform data analysis, design and troubleshoot experiments, and work effectively as part of a team.

Preferred Qualifications: A background in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis or other neuro-inflammatory animal models is desired but not required.

To apply: Interested applicants: Please visit http://jobs.omrf.org/applicants/Central?quickFind=51343 to apply. Please include a CV and statement of research interests in your application.

We offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits. (EOE/AA)

Posted: August 19, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: Western New England University
Location: Springfield, MA
PI: Dr. Clinton Mathias

A postdoctoral position is available for a highly motivated individual in the laboratory of Dr. Clinton Mathias in the Department of Pharmaceutical and Administrative Sciences in the College of Pharmacy. The candidate will work on a project examining the effects of dietary antigens on the development of food allergy in a mouse model. Additionally, other mechanisms of food allergy and mast cell-mediated responses will also be explored. We use a combination of in vitro and in vivo molecular/cellular and immunological approaches in our experiments.

Qualified applicants must have a Ph.D. degree and immunology background and must be interested in working in a research environment in a liberal arts setting. Preference will be given to candidates who are interested in pursuing a research career working with undergraduate students. Part of the job will include training students, and candidates will have the opportunity to enhance their teaching portfolio by participating in course instruction. Candidates must have experience in molecular/cellular techniques such as cell culture, PCR, ELISA, etc. Candidates must also have experience working with mouse models. Past research experience and publications will be strongly considered in the selection process. Evidence of strong written and verbal communication skills, organizational skills, as well as the ability to work collaboratively within a team environment is required.

Review of applications will begin immediately and position will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is found.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Doctorate Degree
• Laboratory research experience in immunology and mouse models

To apply: Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to Dr. Clinton Mathias at clinton.mathias@wne.edu. Only U.S. citizens and permanent residents, or those possessing an employment visa are encouraged to apply.

About Western New England University
Western New England University is a private, independent, coeducational institution founded in 1919. Located on an attractive 215-acre suburban campus in Springfield, Massachusetts, Western New England serves 3,700 students, including 2,500 full-time undergraduate students. Undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and professional programs are offered through the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, and Pharmacy, and the School of Law. The College of Pharmacy is housed in the new Center for the Sciences and Pharmacy.

Western New England University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome candidates whose background may contribute to the further diversification of our community.

Posted: August 19, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Health Effects Laboratory Division
Location: Morgantown, WV
PI: Stacey Anderson, Ph.D.

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Health Effects Laboratory Division (HELD), located in Morgantown, West Virginia has an opening for a postdoctoral fellow in the Allergy and Clinical Immunology Branch. The focus of the lab is to identify occupational and environmental chemical hazards by evaluating immune function using murine models. The candidate should have a PhD in immunology or a related field. A background in toxicology is preferred but not mandatory. Excellent graduate training, good publication record, experience with in vivo mouse models is desirable. Salary range starts at $57,982. CDC-NIOSH is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

To apply: Interested applicants should email their curriculum vitae, a statement of current and future research interests and why you are interested in our research, and complete contact information of three references to Sanderson4@cdc.gov.

Stacey Anderson, Ph.D., Team Leader, Hazard Identification and Immunotoxicology Lab, 1095 Willowdale Dr. M/S 4020, Morgantown, WV 26505, Phone (304) 285-6024, Fax (304) 285-6126.

Posted: August 19, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position in Immunology
Institution: University of California, San Diego
Location: La Jolla, California, USA
PI: Wenxian Fu, Ph.D.

A postdoctoral position in immunology is currently available in the laboratory of Dr. Wenxian Fu in the Department of Pediatrics, UCSD.

The research in the lab focuses on immune regulation of tissue homeostasis. In particular, we are interested in studying the regulatory mechanisms in the chronic inflammation of autoimmune type 1 diabetes, and other complex diseases, where tissue inflammation is a critical component of the disease pathogenesis. We will apply the tools of immunology, genetics, molecular biology and systems biology to study the role of innate immune system, the interactions between innate and adaptive immune responses and the underlying mechanisms. For more information, please see nature immunology (2012) 13: 361-368, and nature immunology (2012) 13: 972–980.

Highly motivated candidates with PhD, MD, or MD/PhD and solid backgrounds in immunology are encouraged to apply. Experiences/skills in cellular and molecular immunology, and molecular biology (e.g., flow cytometry, in vitro cell culture, microarray or RNA-seq, ChIP-seq and confocal) and in vivo animal studies are strongly preferred. Good communication and writing skills are also required.

To apply: Please send the following documents: 1) cover letter; 2) curriculum vitae, and 3) contacts of three references, in a single pdf file to Dr. Wenxian Fu at w3fu@ucsd.edu.

Posted: August 19, 2014
Title: Post-doctoral Fellow - Biomedical/Scientific Writing - ACI (JJames)
Institution: Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF)
Location: Oklahoma City

Discover the Difference.

If you have immunology and/or autoimmune disease scientific background and are interested in transitioning to a career in biomedical research/biomedical writing, then we would like to partner with you in this transition. We are seeking a Post-doctoral Fellow who has completed or would like to pursue certification in scientific/biomedical research writing and to build a diverse portfolio of scientific/biomedical writing and editing. Duties will be to develop, write and edit material for various scientific grants, progress reports, applications, manuscripts, reports, web pages and lay publications. Coordinate and assist investigators with progress reports, collaborative applications and annual reports. Convert scientific proposals into lay summaries. Learn about and assist with project management, timelines, grant charts, and milestone tracking. Assist with manuscript submissions, final edits and review of proofs. Maintain familiarity with relevant scientific research. Review published materials and recommend revisions. Select photographs, diagrams and charts to illustrate material. For the applicant with the right skill set and drive, educational expenses to pursue biomedical/scientific writing certification may be provided. The position holds great potential for many scientific publications.

OMRF (omrf.org) is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institute located adjacent to the campus of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) in Oklahoma City. OMRF investigators enjoy close scientific interactions with OUHSC faculty and participate in OUHSC graduate programs. OMRF ranked 3rd in nation in The Scientist magazine's 2013 listing of "Best Places to Work for Postdoctoral Fellows."

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in immunology (or another field if candidate has autoimmunity experience). Ability to multi-task and to meet tight deadlines essential. Must have excellent verbal/written communication and computer (Database, Internet and Word Processing software) skills. Must have ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports and legal documents. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in analytic or diagram form.

Preferred Qualifications: Clinical rheumatology experience a plus. Previous experience with statistics and scientific and/or grant writing strongly preferred. Some statistical, analytic or other bioinformatics experience would be useful. Having published at least three first-author publications would be helpful. Experience with visualization and simple analytic software, such as SpotFire, Prism, SAS or NCSS would be useful.

To apply: Interested applicants: Please visit: http://jobs.omrf.org/applicants/Central?quickFind=51342.

Posted: August 15, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
PI: Greg M. Delgoffe, Ph.D

A postdoctoral position is available starting on or around November 1st in the laboratory of Greg M. Delgoffe in the Department of Immunology and Cancer Immunology Program at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute. The lab is focused on how the metabolic makeup of the tumor microenvironment can influence the function of infiltrating T cell subsets. The postdoctoral fellow will work closely with the principal investigator and staff in building a cutting-edge research program in tumor immunometabolism.

Candidates should possess a Ph.D or M.D.-Ph.D in immunology or relevant field, received no more than two years ago, and have demonstrated record of success evidenced by publications in peer-reviewed journals.

The ideal candidate will possess experience in the many of the following techniques:

  • Multicolor flow cytometry
  • Murine models of cancer
  • Molecular biology and cloning
  • RNA analysis (qPCR/microarray/RNA-Seq)
  • Signaling analyses

Preference will be given to candidates who have experience working in assays of metabolic function (extracellular flux analysis, metabolomics, etc).

Applicants should have command of the English language and evidence of good writing, oral, and interpersonal skills. The ideal candidate should be able to work independently as well as in a collaborative manner with other research groups.

To apply: Interested individuals should send a cover letter stating research interests and future plans, CV, and contact information for three references to delgoffeg@upmc.edu.

Posted: August 12, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Scientist Position in T cell Biology and Vaccine
Institution: The La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology
Location: La Jolla, CA
PI: Shane Crotty, Ph.D.

A postdoctoral research scientist position is open in the laboratory of Dr. Shane Crotty in the area of cellular and molecular immunology. The laboratory studies the cellular and molecular mechanisms regulating CD4 T cell differentiation and functions, particularly follicular helper CD4 T cell (Tfh) regulation of the development of long term antibody and memory B cell responses. The goal of the laboratory is to elucidate the immunobiology of successful vaccines and protective immune responses and apply those principles/mechanisms to the development of future human vaccines. This is done by direct examination of antigen-specific immune responses and follicular helper CD4 T cells, using cutting edge mouse and human experimental systems. Please see the laboratory publications for additional information: Science 2009; Immunity 2011; Annual Review of Immunology 2011; JEM 2012, Immunity 2013, Nature Immunology 2014.

Ideal postdoctoral candidates will have a strong background in immunology with emphasis on cellular and molecular immunology; but expertise in infectious disease research will also be considered.

To apply: Submit your Curriculum Vitae and three references to: The La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology (LJI), Attn: Shane Crotty, Ph.D., Professor: careers@liai.org.

Posted: August 12, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position in viral immunology
Institution: Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute
Location: San Diego, CA
PI: Bas Baaten, Ph.D.

A postdoctoral position is immediately available in the immunity and pathogenesis program at the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute to study host-pathogen interactions at mucosal surfaces. The selected candidate will lead our ongoing efforts to identify the mechanisms that govern the balance between immunity and pathology at the nasal and pulmonary mucosa following influenza virus infection.

Current projects are focused on exploring the mechanisms underlying defective T cell immunity in the aged following influenza virus infection. He/she will use an array of cellular and molecular approaches to evaluate immune function in mouse models and human cells and is expected to formulate, execute, and communicate research projects.

Highly motivated individuals with a strong background in cellular and molecular immunology and who recently obtained a Ph.D. are strongly encouraged to apply. Previous experience with mouse models is highly desired. Candidates must have good communication skills, and should be able to work independently and in a collaborative scientific environment.

To apply: Interested applicants should submit a CV, contact information (e-mail address and phone number) of three references, and a brief description of research accomplishments, interests, and career goals to bbaaten@sanfordburnham.org.

Posted: August 12, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Fellowship: Pathobiology of cryptococcal infections
Institution: Laboratory of Clinical Infectious Diseases, NIAID, NIH
Location: Bethesda, MD

A fully funded postdoctoral position is available to study fungal genetic mechanisms related to the pathogenesis of fungal infections in human patients and using animal modeling. A particular focus of the position is the identification of genes involved in discriminating strains that cause the most serious infections. The laboratory research program is integrated within an active and diverse intramural and extramural clinical program where we characterize patients with disseminated fungal infections. The goal of the fellowship is to develop an independent, funded program for the graduating postdoctorate fellow, and the program contains elements leading to robust preliminary data as well as experience in grant writing and career development.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in a related area (fungal pathogenesis and molecular biology) and/or an M.D. or equivalent, awarded within the last five years. The applicant must also have a strong record that shows expertise and productivity related to the research focus of the laboratory.

To apply: submit a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to

Peter R. Williamson, M.D./Ph.D., Chief, Translational Mycology Unit, Bldg 10, Rm 11N222, MSC 1888, 10 Center Drive, NIH, Bethesda, MD 20892-1868; williamsonpr@mail.nih.gov.

For more information, visit the Laboratory of Clinical Infectious Diseases.

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HHS, NIH, and NIAID are equal opportunity employers.

Posted: August 6, 2014
Title: Research Associate I- Sanjabi Lab
Institution: The Gladstone Institutes
Location: San Francisco, CA
PI: Dr. Shomyseh Sanjabi, PhD

The Gladstone Institutes is an independent, not-for-profit research institution affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), contributing to the health and well-being of all people through medical research, education, and outreach in the areas of heart disease, HIV/AIDS, and neurological disease. Gladstone is composed of three separate institutes and approximately 400 employees. Our employees receive exceptional benefits. We are located in an award-winning building adjacent to UCSF's Mission Bay Campus. Gladstone has consistently ranked as one of the top places to work in academia in the United States.

Responsibilities:

A Research Associate I position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Shomyseh Sanjabi, PhD at the Gladstone Institute of Virology & Immunology. This individual will be responsible for helping to manage the Sanjabi Lab, which includes being in charge of supplies, reagents, safety and regulatory protocols. The primary role of the Research Associate will be to help maintain the mouse colonies, be responsible for genotyping mice and performing experiments with other members of the laboratory. Knowledge of general immunology techniques, such as flow cytometry and quantitative PCR are highly desired. Depending on the level of commitment, there is the potential for this highly motivated Research Associate to also carry out independent projects and the possibility of authorship on publications.

Required Experience:

BS or BA degree in Immunology, Microbiology, or Molecular Biology. Prior laboratory experience in immunology or molecular biology, and prior experience with handling of mice and colony management is a must.

To apply: Please click on the link below.

https://careers-gladstoneinstitutes.icims.com/jobs/1058/research-associate-i--sanjabi-lab/job

Posted: August 6, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: Infectious Diseases Directorate, Naval Medical Research Center
Location: Silver Spring, MD
PI: Milton Maciel Jr., Ph.D.

HJF is seeking a Post-doctoral Research Fellow to support the Military Enteric Diseases Research Program, located at the Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC) in Silver Spring, Maryland. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to NMRC. The successful candidate should have a PhD with experience in cell assays, including polychromatic flow cytometry, ELISPOT, lymphocyte culture and cytokine assays, and vocational interest in vaccine development.

Specifically, the candidate will work on the enterotoxigenic E. coli (ETEC) Vaccine Development Program. ETEC is a major global cause of childhood diarrhea and travelers’ diarrhea for which a safe, broadly protective vaccine has yet to be developed. Recently, NMRC completed a series of clinical trials with ETEC vaccine candidates that allow the development of methodologies and in-depth evaluation of cellular immunological mechanisms elicited by the vaccination. One of our main goals is the development and evaluation of assays that can help characterize the systemic and mucosal response to ETEC proteins.

Under the supervision and mentoring by the Head of Immunology, Clinical Trial Group, and Program Director, the incumbent will be responsible for conducting laboratory-based clinically relevant human immunologic research as well as assisting in designing, developing and executing research projects involving ETEC vaccine antigens supporting the ETEC Vaccine Development Program. In this capacity the incumbent will integrate immunological techniques and assays, mostly, but limited to, flow cytometry, ELISPOT, cell culture, and cytokine measurements. The successful candidate will have opportunity to participate in a parallel project involving systems biology (transcriptomics and proteomics) for the evaluation of clinical trials.

This is an ideal position for a young professional aiming at gaining hands-on experience in clinical trials, applied immunology, and vaccine development for enteric pathogens. Funds are available for one year, renewable
according to fund availability and performance.

Responsibilities:

  1. Plans, designs and conducts laboratory research focused on, but not limited to, human samples from ETEC Vaccine clinical trials.
  2. Develops necessary technologies, protocols, and reports.
  3. Assists in the preparation of funding applications for the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, and/or extramural resources including nonprofit organizations.
  4. Maintains expertise and knowledge of state-of-the-art principles and theories directly applicable to the research work being conducted. Should have knowledge and extensive experience in human cellular immunology, sterile tissue and cell culture, flow cytometry, ELISPOT, and familiarity with the field of mucosal immunology.
  5. Performs data analysis, prepares graphical representation of data, prepares manuscripts for publication in peer reviewed scientific journals, prepares scientific reports for funded projects, presents research data at in-house meetings and at National and International scientific conferences.
  6. Attends all training and safety classes conducted by NMRC and HMJF.
  7. Completes other projects and duties as assigned

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of highly complex scientific procedures, techniques and fundamental; knowledge and practical experience in flow cytometry, cellular immunology, tissue culture, and cytokine measurement; Practical experience in immunization and isolation of organs from small animals is helpful. Should have excellent communication skills including the ability to write and publish research papers and grants. Should have the ability to work independently and troubleshoot technical procedures.

To apply: Go to HJF.org, position #209447.

Contact: Milton Maciel Jr.: milton.maciel@med.navy.mil

Posted: July 28, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate
Institution: TTUHSC EL Paso
Location: EL Paso, TX
PI: Wendy E. Walker

We are looking for a Postdoctoral Associate to join Dr. Wendy Walker’s research group at the Center of Excellence for Infectious Diseases, Paul L Foster School of Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso.

This individual will work on one or both of the following projects:

(1) Innate immunity and sepsis. Sepsis occurs when an overwhelming infection causes a systemic inflammatory response syndrome that is harmful to the host. We are exploring which innate immune pathways are helpful vs. harmful in the context of sepsis. We are also exploring how various physiological processes (such as circadian rhythms) influence sepsis pathogenesis.

(2) HIV Elite Control. We are investigating how a rare group of patients, HIV Elite Controllers, are able to naturally control the HIV virus. For this project, we will perform assays examining cellular resistance to HIV in primary cells isolated from these patients and identify rare gene alleles and/or transcriptional signatures associated with this phenotype.

The Postdoc should have a Ph.D. in an area related to immunology, virology, or biomedical sciences. We are looking for someone with a strong work ethic and a positive attitude. Experience working with immunology assays, BSL-2 agents, animal models and/or human subjects are preferred, but not required. This is a great opportunity to be part of a funded lab at a growing research institution with a new medical school. TTUHSC EL Paso has excellent facilities including core labs in histopathology, cytometry, genomics and proteomics.

The city of El Paso lies on the border of Texas, New Mexico and Mexico, and has a hot desert climate. El Paso was ranked the #1 safest large city in the US for the past four years. The city surrounds the Franklin mountains, and is within driving distance of several national parks, providing great opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts. There is a plentitude of excellent restaurants, sports and entertainment venues and the cost of living is very reasonable.

To apply: Candidates should apply online. Please click on the following link: http://tinyurl.com/ktx43uk . Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until an appropriate candidate is found.

Queries may be addressed to wendy.walker@ttuhsc.edu. Further information about the lab is available on our website: https://elpaso.ttuhsc.edu/fostersom/research/infectiousdiseases/walker.aspx.

Posted: July 28, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Associate in Immunology
Institution: Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (VBI) at Virginia Tech
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.

Compensation commensurate with experience

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

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Posted: July 28, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate Position #: 14-41
Institution: Lacy-Hulbert lab, Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason (BRI)
Location: Seattle, WA
PI: Dr. Lacy-Hulbert

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.

A postdoctoral research associate position is available in the Lacy-Hulbert/ Stuart Laboratory in the Department of Immunology. Research in the laboratory focuses on the mechanisms of innate immune recognition of self cells and foreign organisms, and regulation of innate and adaptive immune responses. Specific projects include studies of the role of macrophages and dendritic cells in regulation of intestinal immunity, mechanisms of phagocytosis, pathogen sensing and antigen presentation, and cellular resistance to viral and bacterial infection. The successful candidate may work in one or more of these areas, depending on experience and expertise.

Responsibilities include conceptualizing and executing experiments, data analysis, laboratory record keeping, oral and written presentation of experimental results. The research associate will be expected to work collaboratively with other staff members in discussing projects, implementing experiments and preparing manuscripts and grant applications. The position may involve oversight/ supervision of technicians or graduate students.

Highly motivated applicants with good organizational and analytical skills are encouraged to apply. A PhD in immunology or a related field (such as host-pathogenesis/microbiology/virology) is required. Experience/skills in immunology, cell biology and/or molecular biology are required. Experience of animal models of autoimmunity, inflammation or infection is preferable but not essential.

Must have less than 3 years of postdoctoral experience.

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

BRI is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment with regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status, such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age.

Posted: July 28, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate Position #: 14-38
Institution: Long lab, Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason (BRI)
Location: Seattle, WA
PI: Dr. Alice Long

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.

The Postdoctoral Research Associate will be responsible for designing and performing experiments as well as complex data analysis and communication of results. Studies will focus on the response of human lymphocytes to both foreign and self antigens in health and disease, with a focus on better understanding mechanisms that underlie autoimmunity.

This position requires PhD level training in immunology or cellular biology. Skills required include utilization of tissue culture, molecular biology techniques and experience with flow cytometry.

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

BRI is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment with regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status, such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age.

Posted: July 28, 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: July 22, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral fellow position in viral immunology
Institution: The University of Minnesota
Location: Minneapolis Minnesota
PI: Ryan Langlois, Ph.D.

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Ryan Langlois at the University of Minnesota (http://www.microbiology.med.umn.edu/) to design novel influenza viruses for the study of immune responses. Research in the laboratory is focused on determining how cellular tropism dictates immunity and recovery from influenza virus infections through exploitation of host microRNAs. Additionally, the laboratory also uses novel reporter viruses to track infected cells in real time. The ideal candidate will have experience with mouse models of infection, flow cytometry, and molecular cloning techniques.

To apply: Please send your application including CV, research interests and contact information of three references to: langlois@umn.edu.

Posted: July 22, 2014
Title: Post-Doctoral Fellow - Innate and Acquired Immunity
Respiratory Allergen and Virus-induced Disease
Institution: University of Michigan
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
PI: Nicholas Lukacs, Ph.D.

The laboratory focuses on research examining the mechanisms of allergen and viral-induced pulmonary disease (RSV, Influenza) that centers on development and regulation of Th2 and Th17 immune environments related to chronic disease. A significant portion of our research has focused upon dendritic cell biology and the subsequent activation of T cell subsets. Projects involve both in vivo and in vitro modeling of immune and stromal cell function as well as epigenetic regulation of immune responses. The laboratory environment has been established to allow scientific development and professional growth leading to an independent career through a T32 funded position. This post-doc position will give the trainee an opportunity to experience research in a career-oriented environment.

Competitive candidates will have attained a Ph.D. with expertise in molecular and cellular Immunology and a proven publication record with strong oral and written communication skills. The candidate will also be required to be a US citizen or have permanent resident status due to T32 Training Grant requirements.

To apply: Qualified applicants should submit their CV and contact information for 3 references by email to:

Nicholas Lukacs, Ph.D., Professor of Pathology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; nlukacs@umich.edu
http://www.pathology.med.umich.edu/faculty/nlukacs

Posted: July 22, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position in Immunology
Institution: Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Location: Chicago, Illinois
PI: Dr. Chyung-Ru Wang

A postdoctoral position is available in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Northwestern University. The lab uses murine models to study the functions of CD1 and MHC class Ib molecules in infectious disease and autoimmune disease. For more information about our work please see: https://fsmweb.northwestern.edu/faculty/FacultyProfile.cfm?xid=17907

The candidate should have a Ph.D. in Immunology with a background in cellular and molecular immunology, including expertise in animal models and flow cytometry; additional expertise in human immunology would be an asset. Qualifications also include strong interpersonal skills, excellent communication and organizational skills, an ability to work independently, and commitment to laboratory research.

To apply: Interested applicants should send their curriculum vitae, along with contact information of three references, and a cover letter describing research accomplishments and career goals electronically to Dr. Chyung-Ru Wang (email: chyung-ru-wang@northwestern.edu).

Posted: July 22, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: The University of Chicago
Location: Chicago, IL
PI: Seungmin “Sam” Hwang, Ph.D.

A postdoctoral researcher position is available in the Department of Pathology at The University of Chicago to investigate the role of autophagy pathway/proteins in host-pathogen interaction and the immune system development.

Highly motivated individuals with a recent Ph.D. in immunology, microbiology, or cell/molecular biology, with evidence of scientific accomplishment, are encouraged to apply. Applicants with strong hands-on experience and knowledge in flow cytometry, macrophage biology, and mouse models will be preferred.

To apply: Interested and qualified candidates should send a cover letter, current curriculum vitae including list of publications, and contact information for three references to shwang@bsd.uchicago.edu.

http://shwanglab.bsd.uchicago.edu/

Deadline by 9/25/2014; position is available immediately.

Posted: July 22, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Fellowship in HIV research
Institution: University of Pennsylvania
Location: Philadelphia, PA
PI: Laura Su M.D., Ph.D.

The Su lab focuses on the human immune response in autoimmunity, vaccination, and infection. We are recruiting one highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to study the defects in T cell immune repertoire caused by HIV infection. We will use tools such as cytometry by time-of-flight (CyTOF) and high-throughput sequencing to interrogate the T cell biology in HIV infected patients at the single cell level. The ideal candidate will have a background in HIV research and expertise in sequencing analysis, tissue culture, and flow cytometry.

Qualified candidate must have a recent Ph.D., M.D. High level of independence and the ability to think critically are 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: July 22, 2014
Title: Post-Doctoral Position in Human Heart Transplantation 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 (http://www.cumc.columbia.edu/ccti/) 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. 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: July 21, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution:Harvard Medical School/Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Location: Boston,MA
PI: Dr. Vicki Rubin Kelley

A post-doctoral position is available for Innovative projects that focus on innate immune mechanisms triggering cytopathic immune responses. The projects include: novel pathways that regulate macrophages in muscle linked to faulty repair in muscular dystrophy, and in kidney, skin, joints (arthritis) linked to aberrant repair in lupus. Unique transgenic strains and knockout mice with reporter genes have been constructed on for these projects. These projects have seeded human translational components in patients (biomarkers, therapeutic targets).

Required Experience:
Immunology and Molecular/Cell Biology
In vivo mouse systems
Computer literacy

Desired:
Experience with macrophages/myeloid cells
Experience with histopathology and flow cytometry
Responsible, hard-working individual who is able to multi-task and to work independently

MD, or PhD required

To apply: Please send CV and three references. Interested candidates contact: Dr. Vicki Rubin Kelley, Harvard Institutes of Medicine, 4 Blackfan Street, Boston, MA 02115; FAX 617-525-5830; e-mail: vkelley@rics.bwh.harvard.edu.

Posted: July 11, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Positions in Virology and Immunology
Institution: The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
Location: Hershey, PA
PI: Aron Lukacher, M.D., Ph.D.

Postdoctoral positions in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, supported by our longstanding National Cancer Institute Training Grant “Viruses and Cancer”, are available starting September 1 2014. There are numerous opportunities for training in virology and/or immunology within a highly collegial scientific environment. Virology research programs using hepatitis B viruses, herpesviruses, papillomaviruses, polyomaviruses, and retroviruses, and immunology programs in tumor immunology, autoimmunity, and antiviral immunity are described on our website (http://www2.med.psu.edu/microbiology/research-areas/). Candidates must have: 1) a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. in molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, virology, or immunology and 2) strong graduate research training, as demonstrated by first-authored publications. MD fellows may also apply. Individuals with no previous postdoctoral experience are preferred. Only U.S. citizen/permanent resident applicants are eligible.

To apply: Please email a CV, an overview of prior research experience and interests, and contact information for three references to: Ms. Rebecca Yockey (ryockey@hmc.psu.edu).

The Pennsylvania State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from underrepresented minorities.

Posted: July 11, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: Villanova University
Location: Villanova, PA
PI: Anil Bamezai, Ph.D.

Villanova University’s Department of Biology seeks a postdoctoral fellow who will serve as a teacher-scholar. This position includes 50% teaching and 50% research in the general area of organismal biology. Details related to job description, duties and responsibilities and eligibility can be found at:

http://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/artsci/biology/jobs/postdocs2014.html or

https://jobs.villanova.edu/postings/6759

To apply: Anil Bamezai, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Biology, Villanova University, Villanova, PA 19085; Tel. No. (610) 519-4847; Website: http://www.villanova.edu/artsci/biology/facstaff.htm?mail=anil.bamezai@villanova.edu

Posted: July 2, 2014
Title: Immunology Post-doctoral Positions
Institution: University of Alabama, Birmingham
Location: Birmingham, AL
PI:Hui Hu, Ph.D.

NEW postdoctoral positions are now open in the research group of Dr. Hui Hu. The research projects aim to develop infectious disease and autoimmune disease models and study the molecular mechanisms underlying novel transcriptional networks in both T cell and B cell differentiation (Nat Immunol 7:819 (2006), Nat Immunol 12:544(2011), Nat Immunol (2014)).

The postdoctoral candidates 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 either T cells or B cells, transcriptional regulation and/or signaling pathways is desirable. Candidates should be highly self-motivated and career oriented.

To apply: please submit your curriculum vitae and cover letter including names and contact information of three references to, Hui Hu, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, UAB School of Medicine, E-mail: Immhulab@gmail.com.

http://www.uab.edu/medicine/microbiology/faculty/primary

As a Top 20 research university UAB has outstanding research facilities and infrastructure. The Department of Microbiology is one of the top NIH-funded departments of its kind in the USA: http://www.microbio.uab.edu/.

Posted: July 2, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral position in mucosal anti-viral immunity
Institution: Gladstone Institutes, UCSF
Location: San Francisco, CA
PI: Shomyseh Sanjabi, Ph.D.

A postdoctoral position is currently available in the laboratory of Dr. Shomyseh Sanjabi at the Gladstone Institutes, academically affiliated with University of California, San Francisco. Our lab is interested in mucosal anti-viral immunity with an emphasis on how TGFβ signaling affects the function of innate and adaptive immune cells. The second prong of our research is focused on developing new humanized mouse models to study HIV pathogenesis and latency in vivo.

Candidates should have a PhD or equivalent in immunology or related fields. The qualified candidate must have at least one first-author publication in a peer-reviewed journal related to immunology, and be proficient in the use and handling of genetically complex mouse models in research, including the study of host-pathogen interaction in mice. Knowledge of general molecular biology and immunology techniques, including multi-color flow cytometry, is a plus. The successful candidate will be highly self motivated and possess excellent verbal and written communication and organizational skills.

To apply: Please send a cover letter describing past research accomplishments and future research interests, CV, and a list of 3 references by email to: Shomyseh.sanjabi@gladstone.ucsf.edu. Applications will be reviewed as received and until the position is filled.

Shomyseh Sanjabi, Ph.D., Assistant Investigator, Gladstone Institutes; Assistant Professor, University of California, San Francisco. 1650 Owens St. San Francisco, CA 94158; http://gladstoneinstitutes.org/scientist/sanjabi;
http://labs.gladstone.ucsf.edu/sanjabi.

Posted: July 2, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution:Baylor Institute for Immunology Research
Location: Dallas, TX
PI: Dr. K Venuprasad

Multiple postdoctoral positions are available immediately to study cell signaling in the immune system at the Baylor Institute for Immunology Research (BIIR).

The project requires expertise in molecular biology. We use mouse models of autoimmunity, allergy and cancer. For more information see Venuprasad K et al. Nat Immunol. 2008, Venuprasad K et al. J Clin Invest. 2006, Chang L et al. Cell. 2006, Jeon MS et al. Immunity. 2004, Venuprasad, Cancer Res.2010, Peng D et al. J Immunol. 2011, Ahmed N et al. Nat. Immunol. 2011, Zeng M et al. (manuscript under preparation), Ahmed N et al. ( manuscript under preparation). The applicants with one or more years of postdoctoral experience are preferred but fresh PhD’s are welcome. This is an outstanding opportunity for enthusiastic and hardworking postdocs. The environment and the facilities at the at BIIR and the Sammons Cancer center in Dallas, TX, are exceptional.

To apply: If interested, please send a CV to Dr. K Venuprasad: Venuprasad.poojary@baylorhealth.edu.

Competitive salary will be offered for the right candidates.

Posted: July 2, 2014
Title: Arthritis and Clinical Immunology Post-doctoral Fellow
Institution: Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
PI: Patrick Gaffney, M.D.

Genetics and Epigenetics of Complex Diseases

We are seeking a Post-doctoral Fellow to lead investigative studies on the genetic and epigenetic mechanisms of autoimmune diseases. The laboratory is currently investigating the genetic and epigenetic mechanisms of autoimmune 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. In addition, the regulatory mechanisms that result in disordered expression of these genes in the context of disease are not known. We are therefore seeking a highly talented and motivated individual to join our NIH funded laboratory and to lead investigation into the genomic and epigenomic mechanisms that influence the expression and function of these genes in the context of autoimmunity.

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.

Strong candidates will demonstrate proficiency in creative thinking, designing experiments independently, interpreting assay results, summarizing findings, and assisting with manuscript preparation, grant writing, supervising graduate students and presenting data at national meetings.

Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF) ranked 3rd in nation in The Scientist magazine's 2013 listing of Best Places to Work for post-docs. Post-doctoral Fellows receive high quality mentoring in a uniquely collaborative team environment in addition to enrichment programs specifically designed to assist post-docs in achieving their career goals. Post-doctoral Fellows work in well funded state-of-the-art laboratories, and receive comprehensive employee benefits. Oklahoma City is one of the most affordable cities in the US based on its economic prosperity, solid job market, and housing cost.

Competitive individuals will demonstrate proficiency in the analysis of genetic data, high-throughput sequencing data and the use of bioinformatics software. Previous experience with immunological assays, and molecular biology techniques as well as the ability to use UNIX command line programming and R is also considered a plus. Candidates will also demonstrate proficiency in creative thinking, designing experiments independently, interpreting assay results, summarizing findings, and assisting with manuscript preparation, grant writing, supervising graduate students and presenting data at national meetings. Ph.D., M.D., or Ph.D. and M.D. is required.

To apply: Interested applicants - please send a CV, statement of research interests and names of three references to: Patrick Gaffney, MD., Member, Arthritis and Clinical Immunology; E-mail: Patrick-Gaffney@omrf.org. (EOE/AA)

Posted: July 2, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Fellow
Institution: Johns Hopkins University
Location: Baltimore, MD
PI: Daniela Cihakova, M.D., Ph.D.

The Cihakova-Rose lab at the Division of Immunology, Department of Pathology, Johns Hopkins University Is seeking a postdoctoral fellow in the field of immunology to research inflammatory heart disease. Our current emphasis is to investigate role of monocytes and Th cells and their interaction with cardiac resident cells in driving the cardiac inflammation. The research is supported by newly funded NIH RO1 and support is guaranteed for 5 years. We employ murine models of inflammatory heart disease, experimental autoimmune myocarditis (EAM) to investigate factors that modulate development of myocarditis and its sequel, dilated cardiomyopathy. For more information see Wu L et al, JEM 2014 http://jem.rupress.org/content/early/2014/06/11/jem.20132126.long and Baldeviano et al, Circ Research 2011 http://jem.rupress.org/content/early/2014/06/11/jem.20132126.full.pdf+html

A successful candidate will perform in vivo and ex vivo mouse experiments, and a variety of other general laboratory experiments including oversight of the animal colony for the project with help of a laboratory technician. The desired candidate will have very good knowledge of immunology, research experience in mouse models, strong multicolor flow cytometry skills, RT-PCR, PCR, ELISA, in vitro cultures. Candidate should possess a Ph.D. in Immunology or a related field, with no more than 3 years of postdoctoral experience and successful track record of first author publications and good references. The Rose-Cihakova laboratory is located in the hospital campus of Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland. The Johns Hopkins University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to excellence through diversity, and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women and minorities.

Contact: Daniela Cihakova, MD, PhD; Assistant Professor, Director, Immune Disorders Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University, Ross 648, 720 Rutland Ave, Baltimore, MD, (410)614-4173, fax 410-614- 3548, dcihako1@jhmi.edu.

Laboratory website: http://pathology.jhu.edu/department/RCCLab/research_lab.cfm

To apply: Interested applicants should submit curriculum vitae, a brief description of research accomplishments and contact information (email address and phone number) of three references preferably by email to dcihako1@jhmi.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Posted: July 2, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Human Immunology
Institution: University of Pennsylvania
Location: Philadelphia, PA
PI: Laura Su M.D., Ph.D.

The Su lab focuses on the human immune response in autoimmunity, vaccination, and infection. We are recruiting one highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to study how cross-reactivity with environmental antigens alters T cell response and drives autoimmunity in rheumatoid arthritis. 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 flow cytometry. 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 and the ability to think critically are 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: June 26, 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, the University of Pennsylvania and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

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: 1. To understand the role of inflammation in the development of metabolic diseases, in particular, we are interested in how the immune system and the microbiota interact to promote health and disease. 2. To determine the role of non-coding RNAs during inflammation and immune cell development. 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 Jorge Henao-Mejia by email to jhena@mail.med.upenn.edu or visit www.henao-mejialab.com to submit an application.

Posted: June 26, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position in Innate Immunity, TLR Signaling, and Molecular Immunology
Institution: University of Connecticut Health Center
Location: Farmington, CT
PI: Andrei Medvedev, Ph.D.

A postdoctoral position is available to work in the areas of innate immunity and Toll-like receptors (TLRs) in Dr. Andrei Medvedev’s lab in the Department of Immunology, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT. Research projects are focused on 1) regulation of TLR signaling during TLR tolerance, infection and autoimmunity 2) mechanisms by which polymorphisms in TLR2, TLR4 and IRAK kinases alter bacterial sensing and innate responses, and 3) development of peptide and small molecule mimics and antagonists for correction of misregulated TLR signaling in sepsis and autoimmunity. For more information, please see http://facultydirectory.uchc.edu/profile?profileId=Medvedev-andrei.

Successful candidates should have a Ph.D. degree in immunology, biochemistry, or related disciplines, be motivated and have independent thinking, strong organizational and communication skills. They should be proficient in cell culture, FACS, transient/stable transfection, luciferase reporter assays, immunoprecipitation and Western blotting, RT-qPCR, cloning and sequencing, in vitro kinase assays and other advanced techniques. Strong background un immunology and knowledge of animal work 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: June 23, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position in Allergy and Immunology
Institution: University of Southern California
Location: Los Angeles, CA
PI: Omid Akbari, Ph.D.

A Post-doctoral position is available in my laboratory to study the immune system of lungs with the focus on adaptive and innate immune system in the context of allergic disease and asthma. We are currently looking for a recent PhD graduate in the field of Allergy or Immunology. The priority will be given to applicants with an excellent background in immunology with at least one first author publication in Immunology related journals. We are seeking highly motivated and collaborative individuals capable of independent reasoning and excited about learning new technologies. The candidates should have excellent writing and communication skills and familiar with techniques such as multi color flow cytometry, cell isolation, tissue culture, ELISA, RT-PCR, animal handling and preferably able to measure airway hyperreactivity in animal models of asthma.

The lab is located in recently built Norris Research Tower and equipped with State-of-the-art equipments such as multi-color flow cytometry analyzer and sorter and confocal microscopy.

To apply: Please send a short statement of your research goals, curriculum vitae, bibliography, and names and contact information of three references to:

Omid Akbari, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Immunology, Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, 1450 Biggy St, NRT 5505, Los Angeles, California 90033-9605; email: akbari@usc.edu.

Posted: June 23, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: Institute for Interdisciplinary Neuroscience, University of Bordeaux
Location: Bordeaux, France
PI: Dr. Daniel Choquet

A post-doctoral position is available starting fall-winter 2014 at the Institute for Interdisciplinary Neuroscience in the group “dynamic organization of synapses”, headed by Daniel Choquet and funded by grants from the European Research Council (ERC) and the Ministry of research (ANR) to work in an interdisciplinary environment on the molecular and cellular mechanisms of synapse physiology and plasticity, in particular combining electrophysiology and molecular tools on brain slices to study the role of AMPAR trafficking in synaptic function. (See Heine et al. Science 2008, Opazo et al, Neuron 2010, Nair et al. J. Neuro 2013).

Candidates less than four years after their PhD with excellent past-record of achievement in brain slice electrophysiology will have additional expertise in one of the following: cell biology or high resolution imaging.

For application, informal information or pre-application discussions may be conducted via e-mail. Application should include a letter of motivation, a CV and a short summary of your current researches and center of scientific interest.

More details in:
http://www.iins.u-bordeaux2.fr/research-teams/daniel-choquet-team and http://www.bic.u-bordeaux2.fr/

To apply: Please send CV and two letters of recommendation to: dchoquet@u-bordeaux2.fr - Daniel Choquet, Interdisciplinary Institute for Neuroscience, IINS, CNRS UMR 5297, 146 rue Léo Saignat 33077 Bordeaux Cedex, France.

IINS, UMR 5297 CNRS-Université Bordeaux Segalen, Institut Interdisciplinaire de NeuroScience, BIC, UMS 3420, CNRS-US 004 INSERM-Université Bordeaux Segalen, Bordeaux Imaging Center, 146 rue Léo Saignat,
33077 Bordeaux Cédex; Tel 33 (0) 5 57 57 40 90; Fax 33 (0) 5 57 57 40 82; email: dchoquet@u-bordeaux2.fr.

IINS web site: http://www.iins.u-bordeaux2.fr/; Bordeaux Imaging Center: http://www.bic.u-bordeaux2.fr/.

Posted: June 23, 2014
Title: Post-doctoral Fellow or Staff Scientist - Systemic Auto-immunity
Institution: Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF)
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
PI: Judith James, M.D., Ph.D.

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Arthritis and Clinical Immunology - Post-doctoral Fellow or Staff Scientist - Systemic Auto-immunity

Seeking a highly motivated, self-starter, Post-doctoral Fellow or Staff Scientist 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.

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.

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.

Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF) ranked 3rd in nation in The Scientist magazine's 2013 listing of Best Places to Work for post-docs. Post-doctoral Fellows receive high quality mentoring in a uniquely collaborative team environment in addition to enrichment programs specifically designed to assist post-docs in achieving their career goals. Post-doctoral Fellows work in well funded state-of-the-art laboratories, and receive comprehensive employee benefits. Oklahoma City is one of the most affordable cities in the US based on its economic prosperity, solid job market, and housing cost.

To apply: Interested applicants: Please visit https://jobs.omrf.org/applicants/Central?quickFind=51288/ to apply. Please include a CV and statement of research interests in your application.

For more information, please contact Samantha, Webb, Ph.D., Post-Doctoral Fellow, Arthritis and Clinical Immunology via e-mail at: Samantha-Webb@omrf.org.

We offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits. (EOE/AA)

Posted: June 23, 2014
Title: Post-doctoral Fellow or Staff Scientist - Vaccine Study
Institution: Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF)
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
PI: Judith James, M.D., Ph.D.

Discover the Difference.

Arthritis and Clinical Immunology - Post-doctoral Fellow or Staff Scientist - Vaccine Study

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

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.

Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF) ranked 3rd in nation in The Scientist magazine's 2013 listing of Best Places to Work for post-docs. Post-doctoral Fellows receive high quality mentoring in a uniquely collaborative team environment in addition to enrichment programs specifically designed to assist post-docs in achieving their career goals. Post-doctoral Fellows work in well funded state-of-the-art laboratories, and receive comprehensive employee benefits. Oklahoma City is one of the most affordable cities in the US based on its economic prosperity, solid job market, and housing cost.

To apply: Interested applicants: Please visit https://jobs.omrf.org/applicants/Central?quickFind=51289/ to apply. Please include a CV and statement of research interests in your application.

For more information, please contact Samantha, Webb, Ph.D. Post-Doctoral Fellow, Arthritis and Clinical Immunology via e-mail at: Samantha-Webb@omrf.org.

We offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits. (EOE/AA)

Posted: June 23, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: University of Chicago
Location: Chicago, IL
PI: Patrick C. Wilson, Ph.D.

Exciting postdoctoral training opportunity studying B cell immune tolerance at the University of Chicago.

A postdoctoral training position newly funded by the NIH is available to pursue studies of B lymphocyte and antibody biology with an emphasis on immune tolerance. Working closely with clinical staff at the university hospitals, this position will be based on understanding the basis for autoantibody production in systemic autoimmune diseases in human subjects. Candidates should have prior laboratory experience in immunology or rheumatology, and a strong background in immunology, preferably related to B cells and/or antibodies. The successful candidate should have documented success in research including publications in international journals on relevant topics. Compensation is dependent upon qualifications. The University provides a generous package of fringe benefits.

To apply: Interested persons should send a CV, statement of research interests and the names of three references to: Patrick C. Wilson, Ph.D. e-mail: ahayes@bsd.uchicago.edu.

Posted: June 19, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: University of Chicago
Location: Chicago, IL
PI: Patrick C. Wilson, Ph.D.

A postdoctoral position is available to pursue studies of B lymphocyte and antibody biology with an emphasis on influenza responses. Successful candidates for this training position should have prior laboratory experience in immunology, virology, or vaccinology and a strong background in immunology, preferably related to B cells and/or antibodies. Preference will be given to candidates with documented success in research including publications in international journals on relevant topics. This position is extramurally funded. Compensation is dependent upon qualifications. The University provides a generous package of fringe benefits. Candidates must be newly graduated or within 2 years of having graduated with their doctoral level degree.

Information about the laboratory can be found at http://biomedsciences.uchicago.edu/page/patrick-c-wilson-phd.

To apply: Interested persons should send a CV, statement of research interests and the names of three references to: Patrick C. Wilson, Ph.D., e-mail: ahayes@bsd.uchicago.edu.

Posted: June 19, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: Loyola University Chicago
Location: Chicago, IL
PI: Dr. Caroline Le Poole

At Loyola University Chicago’s Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, we are looking for a postdoc to be part of our Tumor Immunology and Immunotherapy Program and spearhead a DoD supported research project to design and test immunotherapy for Tuberous Sclerosis Complex. For this project we will vaccinate wildtype and Tsc2 heterozygote mice using gene gun vaccination and adoptive transfer of CAR transduced T cells. Required experience includes working with mice and molecular biology techniques. Immune monitoring of mouse and human tissues will be involved. A background in T cell biology and/or Tumor Immunology is a big plus.

To apply: Please send your resume, cover letter and contact information for 3 references to Dr. Caroline Le Poole at ilepool@luc.edu. The position will remain open until filled.

Posted: June 19, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position : role of dendritic cells in allergic asthma
Institution: University of California, San Francisco
Location: San Francisco, CA
PI: Jeoung-Sook Shin, Ph.D.

Sandler Asthma Basic Research Center, Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Seeking a post-doctoral scholar with the strong interest in understanding the role of dendritic cells in allergic asthma. Candidates are expected to have multiple years of trainings in immunology, biochemistry, and cell biology. Please check our lab website at http://shinlab.ucsf.edu and http://sabre.ucsf.edu/index.html.

To apply: If interested, send a cv with a short description of research interest to Jeoung-Sook Shin, Ph.D., at jeoung-sook.shin@ucsf.edu.

Posted: June 18, 2014
Title: Immunology Postdoctoral Positions
Institution: University of Alabama, Birmingham (UAB) School of Medicine
Location: Birmingham, AL
PI: Hui Hu, Ph.D.

NEW postdoctoral positions are now open in the research group of Dr. Hui Hu. 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 (Blood 115:510 (2010), Nat Immunol 12:544(2011), Nat Immunol (2014, in press)).

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.

To apply: Please submit your curriculum vitae and cover letter including names and contact information of three references to, Hui Hu, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, UAB School of Medicine, E-mail: Immhulab@gmail.com.

http://www.uab.edu/medicine/microbiology/faculty/primary

As a Top 20 research university UAB has outstanding research facilities and infrastructure. The Department of Microbiology is one of the top NIH-funded departments of its kind in the USA http://www.microbio.uab.edu/.

Posted: June 18, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA), NIAID, NIH
Institution: Rocky Mountain Laboratories
Location: Hamilton, MT

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

With nationwide responsibility for improving health and well-being, the Department of Health and Human Services oversees the biomedical research programs of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and those of NIH’s research Institutes. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), a major research component of NIH and the Department of Health and Human Services, is recruiting for the following position: Postdoctoral intramural research training award (IRTA), Rocky Mountain Laboratories (RML), Hamilton, MT.

Postdoctoral IRTA position is available in the Virus Ecology Unit within the Laboratory of Virology at the RML campus of NIAID in Hamilton, MT. The laboratory studies the ecology of high- or maximum-containment RNA viruses, including coronaviruses, filoviruses, henipaviruses, and orthomyxoviruses.

The Virus Ecology Unit is interested in the identification and understanding of the biological drivers of zoonotic transmission for emerging viruses. Our laboratory utilizes a combined field ecological and an experimental laboratory approach to understand the emergence of novel viruses.

Field ecological research includes long-term study sites in the Republic of Congo under the NIH International Centers of Excellence in Research (ICER) program, in close collaboration with the National Public Health laboratory in Brazzaville and the Wildlife Conservation Society. Fundamental experimental approaches of the laboratory include molecular-, cellular-, and immunological-based techniques and animal models of pathogenesis and transmission. Studies are carried out in biosafety level (BSL)-2, BSL-3, and BSL-4 laboratories. The successful applicant is expected to combine field and experimental research to study the underlying biotic or abiotic changes in virus-host ecology involved in virus emergence.

RML is located in the scenic Bitterroot Valley of western Montana with easy access to some of the best hiking, skiing, kayaking, mountain biking, and trout fishing in North America.

The Laboratory of Virology is located in the new Integrated Research Facility (IRF) on the RML campus. The IRF offers state-of-the-art BSL-2, BSL-3, and BSL-4 laboratories, as well as BSL-4 animal space. Additional BSL-2 and BSL-3 animal space and state-of-the-art genomics, flow cytometry, and microscopy facilities are available to researchers on the RML campus.

Read more about the Virus Ecology Unit in the NIAID Laboratory of Virology.

Requirements: Highly motivated candidates with a strong background in molecular biology, disease ecology, epidemiological modeling, and infectious disease animal modeling are encouraged to apply. Experience working in high biological containment laboratories (BSL-3 or BSL-4) and experience with infectious disease field research would be an advantage.

Well-developed oral and written communication skills are essential. Candidates must hold a Ph.D., D.V.M., or M.D. in virology, molecular biology, or other appropriate discipline and have less than three years of postdoctoral experience. Applicants may be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or international citizens; for an IRTA, visa requirements apply. Trainee will receive a stipend (commensurate with his or her experience) and health insurance.

To apply: Send curriculum vitae, a letter expressing career goals and interests, list of publications, and three letters of reference with contact information no later than August 4, 2014, to Kay Menk, Laboratory Operations Specialist, Laboratory of Virology, Rocky Mountain Laboratories, NIAID, NIH, 903 S 4th Street, Hamilton, MT 59840, 406-375-9624 (phone), 406-375-9620 (fax), or email menkk@niaid.nih.gov.

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Posted: June 18, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Scholar, Molecular Cell Biology – Cancer Immunology; Position Code ASNS5414A
Institution: University of California, Merced
Location: Merced, CA
PI: Katrina Hoyer, PhD

The University of California, Merced is a dynamic new university campus in Merced, California, which opened in September 2005 as the tenth campus of the University of California and the first American research university in the 21st century. In keeping with the mission of the University to provide teaching, research and public service of the highest quality, UC Merced offers research-centered and student-oriented educational opportunities at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels through three academic schools: Engineering, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences/Humanities/Arts.

A postdoctoral position is available within the laboratory of Dr. Katrina Hoyer at the University of California, Merced to study immune regulation of B and T cell lymphomas. Research in Dr. Hoyer’s lab is focused on elucidating the immune abnormalities in inflammation, cancer and autoimmunity, with emphasis on factors that trigger and maintain disease.
The University of California, Merced is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. The University is supportive of dual career couples.

Qualifications: A recent Ph.D., D.V.M. or M.D. in cancer biology, immunology, or related field is required. Prior experience in molecular biology, flow cytometry, sterile cell culture, mouse handling, cell isolation methods, regulatory T cell biology and function, and molecular and cellular immunology is desired. Applicants must be able to design and conduct experiments, prepare and present research findings at meetings and write scientific manuscripts.

The successful candidate will be a highly motivated individual with an outstanding publication record, excellent written and oral communication skills in English with the ability to work independently.

To apply: Interested applicants are required to submit 1) a cover letter 2) curriculum vitae 3) statement of research outlining research experience and how it relates to this position 4) a list of three references with contact information including mailing address, phone number and e-mail address. Applications must be submitted online via this website: Apply Online.

For more infomation: Please contact Katrina Hoyer at khoyer2@ucmerced.edu;
http://faculty.ucmerced.edu/khoyer2/

Posted: June 10, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position in B cell Mediated Antiviral Immunology
Institution: University of California, Los Angeles
Location: Los Angeles, CA
PI: David Brooks, Ph.D.

A full-time postdoctoral position in viral immunology is available in the laboratory of Dr. David Brooks at the University of California, Los Angeles. The laboratory is focused on understanding the mechanisms of viral pathogenesis and immunity that lead to effective virus clearance versus persistence. The current postdoctoral position is to explore the mechanisms of B cell immunity following vaccination and during acute and persistent virus infections.

Candidates should have a background in B cell biology, with training in cellular immunology, flow cytometry techniques and experience with mouse handling a plus. Candidates must be highly motivated, possess excellent communication skills (both verbal and written) and have the desire to work in a dynamic group. Excellent salary and benefits will be provided.

To qualify, the candidate must have a recent Ph.D. or equivalent degree and MUST have at least one first-authored publication in an immunology journal.

To apply: Applicants should respond by email with a brief one page description of research interests and curriculum vitae to:

David Brooks, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California; dbrooks@microbio.ucla.edu; http://faculty.uclaaccess.ucla.edu/institution/personnel?personnel_id=596461

Keywords: Postdoc, immunology, virology, B cells, vaccine, cell biology, immune regulation

Posted: June 5, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Fellow: Inflammatory Bowel Disease Immunologist
Institution: Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases, Division of Intramural Research, NIAID, NIH
Location: Bethesda, MD

We are looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow with less than two years of postdoctoral experience (since degree confirmation) to work on projects related to the mechanisms of chronic inflammation and fibrosis in the intestine. The Immunopathogenesis Section has a long-standing history of studying the mechanisms of fibrosis in a variety of chronic diseases.

Candidates should have a Ph.D., M.D., or M.D./Ph.D. in immunology, pathobiology, or infectious diseases; a strong track record of high-quality biomedical research; and an excellent publication record. We are particularly interested in candidates with previous experience in mouse models of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The successful applicant will have ample opportunity to develop new skills and will work in a world-class scientific environment with full access to cutting-edge tools and technologies. This is an ideal opportunity for an enthusiastic, committed biologist to make an important contribution to defining the mechanisms of fibrosis in IBD and other chronic inflammatory diseases while working in a lab with a track record of success.

To apply: Please send us the following at twynn@niaid.nih.gov:

• A full CV with a publication list
• Cover letter including the names and contact details of two to three references
• PDF copies of two of your most recent publications

Application Deadline: August 1, 2014

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Posted: June 5, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Fellow: Macrophage Regulation of Tissue Regeneration, Wound Healing, and Fibrosis
Institution: Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases, Division of Intramural Research, NIAID, NIH
Location: Bethesda, MC

We are looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow with two years of postdoctoral experience or less to work on projects related to the mechanisms of chronic inflammation, wound repair, tissue regeneration, and fibrosis. Candidates must have a Ph.D., M.D., or M.D./Ph.D. in immunology, pathology, infection biology, or related field by fall 2014; a strong track record of high-quality biomedical research; and an excellent publication record. We are particularly interested in candidates with previous experience in mouse modeling of disease and experience or strong interest in macrophage biology. The successful applicant will have ample opportunity to develop new skills and will work in a world-class scientific environment with full access to cutting edge tools and technologies. This is an ideal opportunity for an enthusiastic, committed biologist to make an important contribution to defining the regulatory role of macrophages in chronic inflammation, fibrosis, and tissue regeneration while working in a lab with a track record of success.

To apply: Please send us the following at twynn@niaid.nih.gov:

• A full CV with a publication list
• Short cover letter including the names and contact details of two to three references
• PDF copies of two of your most recent publications

Application Deadline: September 1, 2014

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Posted: June 5, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
Institution: Johns Hopkins University
Location: Baltimore, MD
PI: Nicola M. Heller, Ph.D.

Johns Hopkins University Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Immunology focused on IL-4/IL-13 signaling and the role of the alternatively activated macrophage in asthma and allergic inflammation in the Department of Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine (http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/anesthesiology/). Involves molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, mouse models, cultured cell lines and human patient samples in studies of signal transduction, immunology, and inflammation. Must be a recent Ph.D. with excellent in vitro cellular, molecular biology, biochemistry experience (signaling/Western, siRNA, viral overexpression) and multi-color FACS experience in immunology. Applicants should have excellent oral and written communication skills, and ability to conduct research independently, with demonstrated motivation and productivity.

To apply: Send introductory letter including research interests/goals, curriculum vitae and 3 letters of reference to nheller@jhmi.edu or to:

Nicola M. Heller, Ph.D., Department of Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine Division of Allergy & Clinical Immunology, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 720 Rutland Avenue, Ross Building 367, Baltimore, Maryland 21205; (410) 955-1743 (tel); (410) 614-0083 (fax).

Posted: June 5, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position – Autoimmunity
Institution: Baylor College of Medicine
Location: Houston, TX
PI: Maria Bettini, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral position is available starting August 1st, in the Department of Pediatric Diabetes and Endocrinology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston TX. Projects focus on T cell development and function in autoimmunity, with focus on Type 1 Diabetes. We are utilizing TCR retrogenic technology, genetically modified mouse models, and human samples to study how T cell receptor dictates autoreactive T cell selection and pathogenicity. The candidate hired for the position will become a part of a young and dynamic laboratory with access to cutting edge technology. The candidate will utilize molecular, genetic, and cellular approaches (retroviral vector construction, gene isolation, TCR sequencing, multi-color flow cytometry, microscopy) and animal models of Type 1 Diabetes. Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in immunology or a relevant field, received no more than 2 years ago, and demonstrate relevant research experience. Experience in flow cytometry and immunological mouse models or extensive experience in molecular biology and bioinformatics is preferred.

To apply: To apply: Interested candidates should submit their CV, names of three references, and cover letter summarizing current and future research interests and career goals by email to Maria Bettini, Ph.D. at maria.bettini@bcm.edu.

Lab website: bettini-lab.org

Posted: June 5, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Fellow Positions
Institution: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Location: Cincinnati, OH
PI: Stephen Waggoner, Ph.D.

The Waggoner laboratory at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center is actively seeking enthusiastic postdoctoral fellows capable of conducting cutting-edge research through a multi-disciplinary approach that has the potential to transform vaccine design. Based on our finding that mouse natural killer (NK) cell repress the development of humoral immunity, we have been awarded a National Institutes of Drug Abuse (NIDA) avant-garde award for HIV/AIDS research. We plan to interrogate this novel immunoregulatory function of NK cells in mouse, humanized mouse, human, and non-human primate model systems. Our aim to characterize the cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in this process, which should lead to innovative approaches to circumvent NK cell-mediated immune suppression and enhance immune responses against an HIV vaccine. We are seeking highly motivated and creative candidates with a recent Ph.D. in immunology, microbiology, or other related disciplines, preferably with experience in human cell culture or using murine models. Experience in HIV-relevant systems would be a bonus.

LAB: http://www.cchmc.org/research/divisions/r/rheumatology/labs/waggoner/default/

AWARD: http://www.drugabuse.gov/news-events/news-releases/2014/05/2014-avant-garde-awards-focus-strengthening-immune-system

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 Stephen Waggoner, Ph.D.

Posted: June 5, 2014
Title: One-year ORISE fellowship position in newborn immunity
Institution: FDA/CBER, Division of Bacterial Parasitic and Allergenic Products
Location: Bethesda, MD
PI: Mustafa Akkoyunlu, MD, PhD

A one-year ORISE fellowship position is available to study the newborn mice macrophage phenotype and its role in response to vaccines. The project will involve the cellular and molecular characterization of innate cells and lymphocytes during vaccine response. Experience in flow cytometry, cell culture, molecular biology and the use of mouse in immunological research is essential. FDA/CBER is currently located at the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland but soon will be relocated to the new White Oak campus in Maryland. Candidates who hold a PhD or MD degree and can start as soon as possible. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

To apply: please submit, curriculum vitae, names and contact information of references, along with a cover letter describing carrier goals to Mustafa.Akkoyunlu@fda.hhs.gov.

Contact person: Mustafa Akkoyunlu, MD, PhD, FDA/CBER, Division of Bacterial Parasitic and Allergenic Products, Laboratory of Bacterial Polysaccharides, Building 29, Room 516-B, 29 Lincoln Drive, HFM-428, Bethesda, MD 20892; Telephone: 301-402-7198; Email: Mustafa.Akkoyunlu@fda.hhs.gov.

http://www.fda.gov/BiologicsBloodVaccines/ScienceResearch/BiologicsResearchAreas/ucm127268.htm

Posted: June 2, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral position in tumor cell biology
Institution:M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Location: Houston, TX
PI: Navin Varadarajan

Postdoctoral position to investigate immunotherapies in collaboration with M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, funded by the CPRIT. The candidate needs to have prior documented experience in working with tumor models in mice. The successful candidate will work on a multi-disciplinary team involving engineers, biologists and clinicians. The candidate will be expected 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 cancer biology with documented experience working with mouse models.

Timing: Immediate

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

Navin Varadarajan, Asst Professor, University of Houston, Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engg, S222 Engineering Bldg 1, Rm S228, 4800 Calhoun Rd, Houston TX 77204

Posted: June 2, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF)
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
PI: Swapan Nath, Ph.D.

Discover the Difference.

We are currently accepting applications for positions at the level of post doctoral fellow to join our research team. We are funded for projects in genetic epidemiology of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE). Ongoing projects include family studies (both genome-wide linkage and association), population-based case-control association (genome-wide as well as candidate gene) studies using high density SNP Arrays (Affymetrix and Illumina), and admixture mapping using high density Ancestry Informative Marker (AIM) panel. We offer an excellent team-oriented research environment and opportunities for career advancement. Our team has a high throughput molecular laboratory and a strong array of analytical computing resources.

OMRF (omrf.org) is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institute located adjacent to the campus of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) in Oklahoma City. OMRF investigators enjoy close scientific interactions with OUHSC faculty and participate in OUHSC graduate programs. OMRF ranked 3rd in nation in The Scientist magazine's 2013 listing of "Best Places to Work for Postdoctoral Fellows."

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D., M.D., or Ph.D./M.D.
A candidate should have a doctoral degree in epidemiology, biostatistics, genetics, bioinformatics, statistics, computer science or related fields. Knowledge of statistical genetic methods for gene-mapping for complex traits, and computer programming skills (e.g. familiarity with UNIX-like OS, and at least one programming language) are required.

Preferred Qualifications: The successful applicant is expected to have a strong interest in genetic epidemiology of complex traits and will have experience in both the application/implementation of established methods for genetic linkage and association studies, and in methods development. Experience in genomics, cloning and functional characterization of genes will get preference.

To apply: Please send a curriculum vitae and summary of research interests to: Swapan K. Nath, Ph.D., Member, Arthritis and Immunology Research Program, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation. Ph: 405-271-7765; Fax: 405-271-4110; Email: Swapan-Nath@omrf.org, CC: Postdoc-Recruiting@omrf.org. Please indicate “AAI-Postdoctoral” in your subject heading.

Posted: June 2, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: Medical College of Wisconsin
Location: Milwaukee, WI
PI: Dr. Li Wang

A postdoctoral position is immediately available in Dr. Li Wang’s well-funded laboratory to study the immune-regulatory role of a novel checkpoint ligand VISTA, which stands for V domain Immunoglobulin Suppressor of T cell Activation.

References:

1. Wang. L., , Rubinstein R, Lines LJ, Wasiuk A, Ahonen C, Guo YX, Lu LF, Gondek D , Wang Y, Fava RA, Fiser A, Almo S and Randolph J. Noelle. (2011) ¬¬¬VISTA, a novel Ig-superfamily ligand that negatively regulates T cell responses, J Exp Med. 208(3):577-92. PMC3058578

2. Isabelle LeMercier, Wenna Chen, Janet L. Lines, Maria Day, Jiannan Li, Petra Sergent, Randolph J. Noelle, Li Wang *, (2014) VISTA regulates the development of protective anti-tumor immunity. Cancer Research , 74: 1933-1944. * Corresponding author.

3. J. Louise Lines, Eirini Pantazi, Justin Mak, LorenzoF.Sempere, Li Wang, Samuel O’Connell, Sabrina Ceeraz, Arief A. Suriawinata, Shaofeng Yan, Marc S .Ernstoff, Randolph Noelle, (2014) VISTA is an immune checkpoint regulatory molecule for human T cells. Cancer Research , 74: 1924-1932.

Dr. Li Wang’s laboratory is associated with the department of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics and the Hematologic Malignancy and Transplantation (HMT) Program at the Medical College of Wisconsin (http://www.mcw.edu/portal/research/overview.htm).

Candidate will work with mouse tumor models and other immune models that examine the critical functions of VISTA in regulating both innate and adaptive immune responses during cancer development, and to uncover the link between immune checkpoint regulators (i.e. VISTA and others), inflammation, and tumor immunity. A successful candidate will have recent Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Immunology or any relevant branch of biological sciences. Preference will be given to individuals with research interest and experience in immune regulations, particularly in T cell receptor signaling pathways, TLR/NLR signaling pathways, myelopoiesis and hematopoietic stem cell biology. Working with mouse models, flow cytometry and sorting, familiarity with assays of immune cell function is advantage. Good written and verbal communication skills are highly appreciated.

To apply: Please submit your CV, a brief statement of research interests, and three letters of recommendation via email to: Dr. Li Wang, Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 53226. WI. Phone: (414) 955-7489 Email: lilywang@mcw.edu.

Posted: June 2, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position
Institution: Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Location: Baltimore, MD
PI: Sonia Franco, MD, PhD

A two-year position as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow is available at the laboratory of Sonia Franco at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD, USA. The laboratory studies the role of the ATM protein in DNA double-strand break (DSB) repair. Mutations in ATM cause the disease Ataxia-Telangiectasia (A-T) and the laboratory works closely with the Johns Hopkins A-T Clinic to understand this disease and improve its treatment. The project involves the generation of autologous induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) from A-T cells, either uncorrected or after gene mutation correction using TALENs/CRISPR-based approaches. The goals of the project are: 1) to develop iPSC-based regenerative therapies for A-T patients; 2) to use iPSCs to better understand how ATM links DNA repair and metabolic pathways in human stem cells. The candidate must hold a PhD degree and demonstrate strong interest and experience in the stem cell field. Candidates with at least one publication in the stem cell field are encouraged to apply.

Contact Person: Sonia Franco, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Dpt. of Radiation Oncology, Division of Molecular, adiation Sciences, 1550 Orleans Street, CRB II Room 405, Baltimore MD 21202; Ph: 410-614-9224; Fax: 410-502-2821; email: sfranco2@jhmi.edu.

To apply: Please contact the investigator directly via email, sfranco2@jhmi.edu.

Division website: http://mrs.radonc.jhmi.edu.

Application Time Table: The position is available on July 1, 2014.

Posted: June 2, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Position: Regulation of T cell exhaustion
Institution: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Location: Boston, MA
PI: W. Nicholas Haining

We are looking for a highly motivated post-doctoral fellow to work on projects studying the transcriptional regulation and epigenetics of T cell exhaustion. The Haining lab is based at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and affiliated with the Broad Institute, and combines molecular immunology with systems biology to map the regulatory circuits that specify T cell fate and function.

Candidates should possess a PhD in Immunology, Molecular Biology, or Systems Biology; have a strong track record of high quality biomedical research; and an excellent publication record. We are particularly interested in candidates with previous experience in ChIP-seq, RNAi screening and next-generation sequencing. Experience with initial computational analysis of large datasets is advantageous but not essential.

The successful applicant will have ample opportunities to develop new skills, and will work in a world-class scientific environment with full access to cutting edge tools and technologies. This is an ideal opportunity for an enthusiastic, committed biologist to make an important contribution to defining the mechanisms of T cell dysfunction in cancer and chronic infection while working in a lab with a track record of success.

To apply:please send us the following at haininglab@gmail.com:

• A full CV with a publication list
• Cover letter including the names and contact details of 2-3 references
• PDF copies of 2 of your most recent publications

For more information, visit http://haining.dfci.harvard.edu/join-us/.

Posted: June 2, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Institution: Center for Lung Biology, University of Washington
Location: Seattle, WA
PI: Anne Manicone, MD

A post-doctoral research position is available at the Center for Lung Biology within the University of Washington. Our lab investigates macrophage phenotypes and regulatory pathways of macrophage activation in pulmonary diseases. Studies will include murine models of lung disease to identify novel therapeutic targets to modulate lung inflammation and its resolution. The project requires expertise in Immunology and experience with animal models. The candidate must be highly self-motivated, have excellent organizational and communication skills. A successful candidate holds a Ph.D. and has prior experiences in Immunology. The position is for 1 year with annual renewal contingent on performance and US employment eligibility. Salary is commensurate with experience.

To apply: Please submit a current curriculum vitae, cover letter, and contact information for three references to Manicone@uw.edu.

Posted: June 2, 2014
Title: Postdoctoral position in cell and extracellular matrix biology
Institution: Johns Hopkins University
Location: Baltimore, MD
PI: Prof. Shukti Chakravarti

NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available immediately for 4 years to investigate interactions of lumican, and other extracellular matrix (ECM) proteins with toll-like receptors and integrins in monocyte and neutrophil migration, phagocytosis and innate immune response. The candidate must be highly motivated, within 2 years of completion of a PhD in the areas of cell biology, immunology or biochemistry.

To apply: Please submit a brief statement of past research accomplishments and future goals along with your CV and names of two references to Professer Shukti Chakravarti, Department of Medicine, Cell Biology and Ophthalmology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Email schakra1@jhmi.edu; http://www.jhu.edu/~schakravarti/

 


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